win 1300 slug gun

Discussion in 'Long Range Shotgun Slug Hunting' started by iron brigade, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. iron brigade

    iron brigade Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    Hi gang,
    i recently purchased a rifled barrel for my 1300 12 ga. i plan on shooting and hunting with barnes expander slugs in it provided the gun shoots them well.

    would like to hear some reports/experiences using this or any other combo that you use in your 1300. btw i really enjoy this site:)
  2. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Jun 13, 2007
    Think you will find each gun is unto its own, so I would not get too excited about what someone else's gun shoots.

    Hint Hint, if two shots don't group, the 3rd will not tighten the group up!

    I would recommend those, the Hornady SST and maybe the Lightfields in that order. I would shoot the 2 3/4. The 3" are slobber knockers for sure and not needed.

    You will need a very strong mount and bases. Ballistics are comporable for all three and Federal has an online ballistics calculator that will work


  3. zainab783

    zainab783 New Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    wow its a great idea you have share with us in this forum so keep it up....
  4. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2001
    This was taken from the off side of a deer @ 175yards quartering hard......The other three blew right on through!
  5. bullfrog

    bullfrog Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Winchester partition gold and Remington Core Lokt Ultra shot very well in my 1300. The Hornady SST did not.

    Do not even try to use a saddle mount as a scope mount. I've tried 2 different brands and the 1300 is not suited for this type of mount. Drilling and tapping the receiver was the only option that worked for me.

    I would also recommend the 2 3/4" over the 3". I've never seen a deer notice the difference but I sure did.