... 20 Comments on The Box O’ Truth #46 – Shotgun Slugs, Sabots, and Smooth Bore Barrels. Good slugs, good scope, 20" barrel, pinpoint accurate to about 30-40 yards, probably good enough out to 120 yards with the right choke, and if you can account for drop. I shoot rem 2 3/4 inch shells at 50 yards 1/2 oz are very accurate . with a Vortexx 3.5 x 10 scope mounted on cantilever. The 12-gauge rifled tube I obtained for my test was manufactured by Carlson’s Choke Tubes of Atwood, Kansas and sports a slow, 1 in 35 rate of twist with a groove diameter of .730 inches. Also, at 1760 fps muzzle velocity, our 3" 12-ga. Magnum slugs shoot 25% flatter than regular 12-ga. slugs. IMO---the best slug ammo made today is Remington Accu-tip. I handload my own 20 gauge slugs using the hornady 250 gr FTX bullet giving exceptional accuracy at 50 and 100 yards. Never used slugs before and was wondering if anyone out there has a similar set up and what it prefers to eat. The Federal Power-Shok® Rifled Slug is a round that pushes the limits of the 20-gauge rifled slug. When it comes to velocity, the stats are entirely depended on the primer, propellant, slug design, and other factors. I have a 870 20ga . Yes, with exact slug placement, the 20 ga. can kill deer beyond 125 yds but the knockdown power is too deminished to be counted on if the shot placement is off by just a bit. Slugs Slugger® Rifled Slugs Always in the forefront of deer slug technology, we redesigned our 12-gauge Slugger Rifled Slug for a 25% improvement in accuracy. They may not be as accurate or flat-shooting as saboted slugs, but wide-bodied slugs continue to dominate the slug market.
It mostly depends on the ammo you're using, and also the gun/barrel. Just trying to get in the ball park. Harry lawell // November 26, 2015 at 11:12 am // Reply. With a 12 ga. the combined terminal velocity/energy of the slug is enough greater to increase the chances of a clean kill. For the better part of the 20th century, smoothbore shotguns and rifled or full-bore slugs were the only ordnance deer hunters in parts of the Midwest and Northeast could legally use. They specialize in making rifled slug guns. A 3/4-oz. TarHunt is a gun company located in Bloomsburg, PA. Rifled slugs are usually made from cheaper, softer lead. Had 3″ group at 100 yds. You could expect great accuracy when using brenneke slugs out of a barrel 20+ inches at 50-75 yards with ghost ring. SST slugs as they seemed to provide the best group. Sabot slugs in a rifled barrel are very accurate. So basically it is a non-sabot projectile loaded into a 20 gauge plastic hull with the bullet sticking out of the hull (just like rifle …
Mt 20 gauge slug barrel shot the hornady 20 gr SST slug ammo fine yet POI varied to much with different lot numbers of the factory ammo so I began handloading my own slugs. You could still expect decent accuracy out to 100 yards, really though practice is the key. rifled 28" pro hunter.
slug exits the muzzle at 1600 fps, has a relatively flat trajectory, is designed for a 100-yard zero, and has just enough energy to take down a deer at 125 yards. Was using the Hornady 250 gr. Slugs have more mass than they need, focus on slugs with some speed behind them, the'll mushroom out and hit like a … They also make a very interesting 20 gauge slug load called Schrifle. The fact that the slug is either rifled or sabot has virtually no difference on velocity. Used my 20 gauge remington 870 with 18″ rifled slug barrel. Just purchased a barrel for my Encore 20ga. Rifled vs. Sabot Slugs – Velocity. What type of accuracy should I expect? Winner: Rifled Slugs. Guys at Jays recommended hastings to sight in and whinchesters to dial in.
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