View Full Version : 590 Sluggin'

August 28, 2002, 08:22 AM
I shot a few slugs through my Mossberg 590 last week. I'd been shooting a Garand and an M1A before it. The ghost ring sight on the Mossberg looked massive compared to the smaller peeps on the rifles. It was just as easy to hit with a 50 yards though.

The slugs were fun. I had a small silhouette target on a larger, target reversed so there was a lot of white and a small black target in the middle of it. I'd used the same set up for the rifles and had to walk down to see how I was really doing. There was no doubt with the slugs. Every BOOM was followed instantly by a big hole in the target. Even with reduced recoil slugs the 590, which is light for its size because of the synthetic furniture, booted me around some. I was smiling after every shot though. I shot two three-shot groups and in both two slugs were touching and one was about an inch away.

I may have to buy some more of those Remington 12 gauge slug loads.

Dave McC
August 28, 2002, 05:15 PM
Slugging can be fun. Try some other slugs and see how they do. You may beat those groups...

August 29, 2002, 01:43 AM
I too have used the 590 and its ghost ring sights are surprisingly good, even after using the M1A. Surprisingly, the accuracy of the gun itself is excellent-- what ammo were you using? I use S&B special slug in mine and get comparable groups to the one you mentioned.

August 29, 2002, 08:38 AM
I was using Remington "Reduced Recoil" slugs. I don't remember what the slug weighed, and can't find the boxes right now. I don't remember where I got the slugs either. My son just found them in the shotgun shell stash the day we went to the range.
I may try buckshot next since there's a little of that in the stash too.