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Old March 15, 2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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Savage 220 or H&R Ultra Slug... What would you use?

After spending oodles in sabot slugs and lots of time tinkering with a Mossberg 500 20 gauge with their trophy slugster barrel and Nikon Slughunter, I am considering going back to the drawing board and reinvesting in a dedicated slug gun and turning the Mossberg back into a dedicated bird gun.

I have looked around a bit at the offerings and these 2 are the finalists. I understand 2 different formats... single shot and bolt. However, I am interested in the accuracy these bring to the table over what I am currently shooting.

So, if given the choice, what would you pick?
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Old March 15, 2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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The Savage 220, it was built as a slug gun.

The H&R is a single shot utility gun making do as a shotgun/slug gun/rifle.
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Old March 15, 2013, 10:28 AM   #3
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Disclaimer: I've never owned their slug gun. However, if their slug barrels are as accurate as their rifle barrels, I'll take the H&R any day of the week. I wouldn't launch too many 3" magnum slugs out of one, though. I own a smoothbore single from H&R, and the 2 3/4" slugs are plenty of punishment for me.
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Old March 15, 2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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2 years ago I was in your shoes, with a Mossberg 835. I searched over the options and ended up with a TC Encore Prohunter in 12 ga. They are 28 inch, fluted, blued or stainless and the flex tech stock does what they advertise. 40% reduction in recoil. And I get great results from sabots. If you already looked at them, my apologies for this, but I love mine. It does come in 20 ga.
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Old March 16, 2013, 12:32 PM   #5
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I have the Savage 220 and like the feel of it alot better than the H&R. My Savage is more accurate than me. I can almost make a clover at 50 yds. and about 2 1/2 inch 3 shot group at 100 yds.

My brother in-law liked mine so much, that he just bought one. He is waiting for his gun dealer to mount his scope now.
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Old March 18, 2013, 04:58 AM   #6
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Bump for some more inputs.
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