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Posted: 3/7/2006 7:24:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 2:19:30 AM EDT
50-75 yds. Beyond that, they dop like a brick and run out of gas very fast.

Look at the trajectory table printed on the back of a Remington 5-rd slug box.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:05:30 AM EDT
yeah, I would say that 100yrds is pushing it.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:24:11 AM EDT
While it is possible to hit out to 100 yards, I would agree and say accurracy and consistancy will deteriorate past 75 yards.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 11:14:58 AM EDT
I'm not sure if you're using bead sight or rifle sights. I would assume that it is a smooth bore since you mentioned quals.

I've shot at 100 yards using 1oz fosters from Remington and Winchester. The gun is a Winchester 1300 Deer with rifle sights and rifled bore. The sights are set for 50 yards. The slugs hit a little high at 25 yards, and a little low at 100, but it's nothing that can't be compensated for.

I'm looking to push the envelope to 150 yards, maybe further, just to see what happens.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 11:16:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 11:16:24 AM EDT by markm]
87 meters!

I'm assuming this was a "bait" thread!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:19:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:28:53 PM EDT
I shot some reduced recoil slugs at 300 yards once. Accuracy was non-existent (2 hits on a body size target out of 9 shots). The holdover was around 15 feet high. I changed to 3" magnum slugs and the accuracy was still horrible, but the holdover came down to around 5 feet.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:37:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 12:38:11 PM EDT by viator]
I hunted deer for years in a shotgun-only state with a smooth-barreled Remington 870. I easily held 3" or 4" groups with it from a bench at 100 yards. Offhand I had no problem doing 6" or so groups at the same distance.

I have taken a number of deer to 125 yards. Beyond that, I never tried it. And wouldn't.

I don't have any experience with the new rifled shotgun barrels because I moved to rifle states about the time they started coming on the scene. They are reputed to be more accurate.

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 9:44:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shotar:
Nope, no trap. Just thinking that my Baikal SxS would make a heck of a dangerous game double rifle out to about 100 yards with the right slug in it.



I had a 20ga Stoeger SxS that was incredibly accurate with Fiocchi sabots. It was a smooth bore, modified on one side, IC on the other. I ran 2 slugs almost through the same hole at 25yards, no bench, just standing.

I never did test it beyond 50yards, and it has a new owner now.

It kinda' sounds like you need to buy various slugs and give it a go. You never know till you try. Some of these new sabots have some incredible trajectories and muzzle velocities out to 125 yards. Check the Winchester ammo site.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 2:28:54 AM EDT
Rfiled bores and sabots can add practical distance;however, the question pertained to Foster slugs.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:31:18 AM EDT
Just recently I've been shooting a few slugs through my 870 Police Magnum @ 100 yards just to see if I could hit anything. Surprisingly enough, I can consistently hit my target with plain old Remington Slugger loads. It's more of a pattern than a group, but with more practice I think it would be better. My shotgun has rifle sights, btw.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 7:12:29 AM EDT
I think it depends on what shotgun you asre shooting and what rounds are have.

My brother has a Mossberg 695 (12G, bolt action) and he can shoot those Hornady SST 2-3/4" sabots at 150 yards all day. That gun will group 3-4" at 150 yards and 2" groups at 100 yards. It is a very nice gun.

My hunting shotgun of choice is my Savage 210F (12G, bolt action). I shoot 3" Winchester Partion Gold sabots and I can get a solid 3" group at 100 yards. I shot a 7 pointer this year, that was easily at 125 yards.

Can't beat a dedicated 12G bolt action shotgun!
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 7:25:56 AM EDT
Iowa until recently has been a shotgun state for deer and for the most part still is. I have killed many deer with a Mossberg 500 12 ga. using the 28" bird barrel with the improved cylinder choke tube. Some brands of foster slugs would hold 4"-6" groups at 100 yds. easily and usually around 4" as a norm. Others would be 12" or better. You just have to try different brands to see what works best.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:01:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By shotar:
Nope, no trap. Just thinking that my Baikal SxS would make a heck of a dangerous game double rifle out to about 100 yards with the right slug in it.



hey same here! i have a HD Baikal double barrel 12ga. loaded with Rem. low recoil 1oz. slugs that pattern into nice clustering holes spot-on @ 25yards

don't laugh, but for HD the Aguila mini-slugs outta my Baikal are also amazingly accurate and would put the hurt'n on any BG!

i took one of these Aguila apart and photographed it with a recovered 230gr. Black Talon for comparison here and here.

*for you poor dial-up people, the pics are 300K and might take a moment to load*
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 5:35:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 5:50:31 PM EDT
My shottie is sighted in at 75 yards with foster slugs. I have hit 8" steel plates out to 100 yards with it. Wouldn't want to try much further though...
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:49:51 PM EDT
I have hit targets out at the 300 yard line with slugs thru my smoothbore. I had to aim about 5 feet above the target .
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