most accurate long range shotgun.

Discussion in 'Long Range Shotgun Slug Hunting' started by snox801, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to start a discussion about how we could mame the most accurate shotgun. Currently I am using an H&R and accutips after trying all others. I am looking for ideas or suggestions to make it better. My list so far is simple, I am having a crown cut were there is none. That is all I can come up with. The trigger job creates some new problems with the safety so thats out. Any thoughts.
     
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    H and R slug hunter
     

  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Living in a shotgun only state, my buddy and I bought a couple of Savage 220's a couple of years ago. No problem getting 1 MOA out to 200 yards with a variety of different loads. On a good day they will print cover leaves at 100 yards. Mine really likes 2 3/4" Accutips, my buddy's likes Hornady SST's. I believe they are the same projectiles.
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I'm with him, built up a savage with EGW rings and bases, leupold slug hunter scope. Very accurate shotguns.
     
  5. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the confusion, I have tried several 220's. I am currently using a HR ultra slughunter, Leopold scope. I can easily make all holes touch at 100 yards. My question is can u guys think of anything that could make it even better. Longer custom barrel? I have a fortune in this adventure and many slug guns later the hr is the best ive come acrossed but can we make it better. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  6. clark270

    clark270 Well-Known Member

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    I had a 24" Hastings barrel with a sabot discharge muzzle brake. I cut it off the brake because it would shred the sabot. Best groups were 2 1/2" @ 100 yds. with Barnes expander. I should of went with a heavy 26" Hastings and be done with it. My old rem 1100 shoots clover leafs @ 100 yds with imp. cylinder, double bead sites and 28" smooth bore target barrel, thats with 1oz rifled winchesters. I'm getting a H&R next its a tank of a gun.
     
  7. cmorsch

    cmorsch Well-Known Member

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    I would look at the tarhunt RSG line. I love mine but they are a bit expensive for a slug gun.
     
  8. idaho elk hunter

    idaho elk hunter Well-Known Member

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    EASY....Move to Idaho where they let you hunt with real long range weapons....LOL.. I truly mean this in HUMOR!
     
  9. Litehiker

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    I have a Benelli M1 with a rifled choke. Seems I can usually get 3 holes touching at 100 yds. (from a rest) with Hornady SST slugs and a cheap Simmons 1.5X -4X shotgun scope. Saboted slugs are HORRIBLE!

    Yeah, a fully rifled Benelli barrel would be nice but here in the west a Browning A-Bolt .300 Win. mag rifle is my toy of choice.

    Later I'll be getting a Desert Tactical Arms in the same caliber. Just have to wait for a year backlog.
     
  10. BountyHunter

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    You can easily spend a lot of money for very very little in return. Stay with what you have.

    Add a Nikon slug hunter scope. Learn your actual drops per line. Practice to 250 and 300 and use a good rangefinder.
     
  11. cowboywhorses

    cowboywhorses Well-Known Member

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    Love my Remington 870 with a pinned barrel.

    But found a Browning A-bolt. Guys says it drives tacks. Set up with a scope and boxes of slugs to go. New theses are over a grand. They now come in camo.

    God Bless

    Jeff
     
  12. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Gosh that was well said!
     
  13. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Bounty Hunter I think you are correct sir. I have both the Nikon and leupold slug scopes and decided on leupold, only because the rectical fit me better at long range. The Nikon is far better for short range though. I am sure the ammo is the limited factor here. After 200 yards the energy falls off tho fast similar to my 458 socom. I think I am done spending money on my longrange shotgunning for the time being thanks for all the info.
     
  14. Duck or Die

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    I have a Mossberg 665 bolt action that is a tack driver at 150 yds using hornady sst .