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nova
November 9, 2001, 06:41 PM
What is the most accurate and the best overall slug gun? Would a bolt action be more accurate then a pump or auto with a slug barrel? Also, what is the normal accuracy of a foster, rifed, and sabot slug? What exactly is considered accurate and horable? Thanks.

Dave McC
November 10, 2001, 10:28 AM
How high is up, Nova? There's all levels of slug performance, with the common denominator being all work fine with good placement.

FWIW, I've two slug shooters in my 870s. They're set up alike, with peep sights, good triggers, mag extensions, and lots of slug testing. The chokeless older one puts the best slug into less than 5" at 100 yards edge to edge, the one with a rifled choke tube more than 4" ETE.

My slipshod records shows these have accounted for maybe 10 deer in the last decade, with more taken by other means.

My all time best buck was taken with a Mossberg bolt action, also a good choice.

One thing, a dedicated 12 ga slug RIFLE is a fine tool for its specialized mission, but loses versatility.

The Archives have tons of stuff on this, get another cup of coffee, settle back and research....