TarHunt slug guns

Discussion in 'Long Range Shotgun Slug Hunting' started by Greywolf18, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Greywolf18

    Greywolf18 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have one of these slug guns? I have an 870 that I was thinking of sending away to them to get the conversion done. Everything sounds great, but the manufacturers always make them sound great even if they suck lol Just trying to find some real information/results about them before I drop the money on it. Thanks!
     
  2. BountyHunter

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    I have shot one in 12 ga, but it will not outshoot my encore in 20 ga for 1/3 the money and kick

    BH
     

  3. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    Contact the member on her by the screenname PAHOG. He has shot a few of them.
     
  4. esshup

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    A buddy has an 11-87 that shoots just as well as my Tar-Hunt 870. BUT, my 870 that Tar-Hunt converted does shoot a whole lot better than it did before I sent it to them. It's not a magic do-all cure, but after going thru a couple of different slugs, I can shoot (in calm wind, from a rest) 1" groups @ 100 Yds, and 3"-4" groups @ 200 Yds. How you hold the slug gun and the consistency of that hold is at LEAST 60% of group size. I also changed out the trigger group for one that Timney did for me, that more imitates a good rifle trigger. That helped a lot as well.
     
  5. Frogman77

    Frogman77 Well-Known Member

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    i've used an h&r ultra slug gun for years and has superb accuracy with lightfield slugs. holds 1" groups at 100 yards which is pretty good for slugs. In expensive, a little heavy but super accurate.
     
  6. jarhead84

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    dont forget the savage 220 1" groups at 100 yds all day long
     
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    esshup Well-Known Member

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    But, will it do that with different brands of sabot slugs, consistently?
     
  8. jarhead84

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    every gun is gonna like a certain load better. You have to shoot and see which slug the gun likes
     
  9. Greywolf18

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    Yeah, I wound up getting the H&R and LOVE it! Shot under 1/2" 2 shot group @ 100 yards (only had 2 shells left in the box after sighting in). My gun loves the 20 gauge 3" accutips.
     
  10. jarhead84

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    thats awesome man those are great guns too!! Im glad your happy with it! I had a hard time picking between the 2 myself
     
  11. Greywolf18

    Greywolf18 Well-Known Member

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    I'm still thinking about the savage 220 because my luck I would be shaking so bad I miss the first shot and fumbling around can't get a 2nd shot loaded in time lol. If I don't though I'm confident in this H&R if I do my part
     
  12. jarhead84

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    Hey grey wolf i will post pics of the groups im getting with my 220 if you would like??
     
  13. Greywolf18

    Greywolf18 Well-Known Member

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    Please don't, I'm tempted enough already lol. Got a custom gun being built now so all of my gun funds are in that one right now