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Old 11-23-2009, 06:56 PM
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Need a new slug gun

I am looking for a slug gun for deer, and would like to stay around $500. All suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:03 PM
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Re: Need a new slug gun

Remington Model 870 Express Synthetic Deer msrp$425-new.

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Old 11-23-2009, 08:07 PM
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Re: Need a new slug gun

The new savage 20 ga slug gun built on their 110 action. All reports show it hammers.

I would stay with a 20 ga not matter what. I am shooting the encore in a 20 and took a deer opening morning 2 years ago at 176 yds.

Recoil on some of the 12s with slugs is brutal to say the least.

Here is a link to a grear review on the new savage. http://randywakeman.com/Savage220F.htm


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Old 11-27-2009, 10:09 AM
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Re: Need a new slug gun

Savage 220 slug gun, built on their 110 bolt action. I know 3 people who have them, and @ 100 yds. they're all grouping around 1" or less with the Remington AccuTips. It has the AccuTrigger and the P.A.D., so breaking the trigger consistently is not a problem, and recoil is minimal. The one gentleman is a gunsmith, and claims 2.5" @ 200 yds.

The only downside is that you need to put the B-Square picatinny rail on it, in order to mount most scopes, due to the spacing of the screws needed to bridge the action. Not many scopes have tubes this long.

Good luck.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:20 AM
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Re: Need a new slug gun

I havn't shot the new Savage but I agree it looks awesome, and I too would stay with 20 gauge. Personally I like the Encore system. You can probably find a used one with a 20 gauge rifled barrel for $500.00.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:00 PM
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Re: Need a new slug gun

I would say if $ is tight than you cant go wrong with the h&r ultra slug guns. I just bought one in a 20 and know several other people who gave it in a 12 gauge. All shoot very well, I have only shot mine a couple times and the lightfields shot one big hole @ 50 yards. That was just sighting in the scope and one other time and so far the lightfields shoot the best of the 4 diff types I've tried. Waiting on some remmy accutips to come in to try them cuz mine didn't shoot the SST's worth a damn.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:06 PM
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Re: Need a new slug gun

Thanks for all the suggestions, I bought the Remington 11 87 Super Mag 12g. It is all camo and came with a rifled barrel, for $559.00. I put the Nikon 3-9 BDC scope on it. I only had time to shoot 100 yards so far but i am happy with the results, I cant wait to shoot at a target with fur!!
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