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.
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.
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 ****.
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!!
Im using remington copper solid sabots, and i shot 1 1/2 inch group, good shooting for me with a shot gun. When i first started shooting a shotgun, many years ago, i gave myself a half moon on my forehead, and still cant shoot a shotgun as relaxed as i can a rifle.
ps the scar is still there lolol
I shoot a Rem 870 with cantilevered barrel. It shoots 3" Lightfield slugs just under 2" at 100 yds with a factory trigger. If I was to buy a new slug gun I would get a copy of my wife's slug gun. She shoots a 20 ga H&R single shot topped with a Leupold 2x7 (same scope I have). The gun has a great trigger, shoots excellent, and kicks less than half as my teeth jaring 12 ga.
+1 more for the 220. Picked mine up two weeks ago and love it. I completely forget I'm shooting a shotgun. (You could call it a rifle??) I wish you could take them coyote hunting here, I hate having to wait until November.