I bought a new mossberg 500 and did a lot of reading like everyone else does on what sabot slug to shoot out of it for the best results my choices were
Winchester Supreme Partition gold sabot slugs in 385 gr 2 3/4 12ga 1900fps
Remington premier copper solid sabot slug 12 ga 2 3/4 1400fps
Hornady SST 300gr FTX slug 12ga 2 3/4 2000fps
I started with the winchester and went thru 4 boxes ($60) trying to get on paper first and then trying to get a good group the best I could do was about a 5-6 inch group at 100yds Not what I was looking for.
Next I tried the remington and they hit the paper about 15 inches low compared to the winchester and the grouping was all over the 8x11 paper target these got a big rassberry from me but alot of people say they have had good luck with them.
then I tryed the hornadys first shot was about 8 inches high off the target so I adjusted the scope second and third shots were almost touching about 1in right
I adjusted the scope and the third shot was a bullseye touching shot. Unbelievable what a difference there is in sabots for different guns, so its a trial and error to find the best slug for each different gun.
All shots were made at 100yds from a bench and bags with a nikon slughunter 3x9 with BDC scope.
Last edited by cholla chomper; 10-05-2011 at 01:04 PM.
I know a lot of guys shooting 12 gauge slugs and the sst is the most popular.
I don't know anyone having good luck with 2-3/4 partition golds.
3" partition golds are usually just as accurate and fast as the sst depending on the gun but imo have better terminal performance at all ranges.
My friends and I have tried about every slug on the market out of many guns and all of us are using either sst or 3" partition gold.
At very close range the bullet explodes like a varmint round and do not penetrate well. However, most shots further than about 40-50 yards they do a very good job killing deer out to around 200 yards. Just don't shoot a shoulder blade at 10 yards and you will like them.
Shot this ten point at about 90 yards with the sst first shot was in the sholder the second shot was in the side it went about 60 yds and dropped. The slugs stayed together and the shot to the side passed thru the slug in the shoulder expanded very nice and did not fragment any and when it hit the deer it almost knocked it over sideways.
I believe you are missing one important slug the Remington accutip. As one who shot sst s for a few years. I hot better results in not only accuracy but bullet performance in both my shotguns. Now with that said my 870 hates 3 inch and loves the 2 3/4. But still only shoots slightly better than with hornady. My hr shoots the 3 in best cloverleaf at 100 yards, same gun sprays hornady. So i would urge you to try them and please update with results always curious how things work in different guns. Good luck.