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Hey guys I was wondering if any of you have any experience with slug guns? I will be getting a H&R 20 gauge from Santa Clause. I think this will be a good swamp gun where tracking may not be necessary. Any input would be appreciated.
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a friend of mine has one, and he loves it, set at a hundred yards, several deer have FALLEN victim, he is already down to his last two tags for the season
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First remove the balance weight fom the stock, this will lighten up the gun a bit. Next make sure your mounts are tight and use loctite. We've found that the lightfield 2-3/4' slugs are the best out of these guns. We have nine of these guns as we can only use shotguns on one of our leases. All but one of our guns shoots the lightfield 2-3/4' the best. The one gun that doesn't like them shoots the remington copperhead 3' the best, but its still not as accurate as the others with the lightfields.
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   vineytree
Thanks Switzer so the 3' aren,t nearly as accurate as the 2 3/4'.
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Each gun is different, but for the sake of keeping all of the guns shooting the same ammo, we found the lightfield 2-3/4' the best for all. They will shoot anywhere from about 1' to about 3' groups depending on the gun. Except for that one gun. For some reason that one gun would group about 6' with the lightfields and would do about 1-1/2' to 2' with the 3' remington copperheads. It might be better if you can find a 3' that will group good in yours, because there isn't a whole lot of punch left after 100 yards. We did have a few guest that killed out to 140 with the lightfields, but no exit hole on any of them. Can't remember what the furthest shot was with the 3' copperheads.

We've tried every slug we could find over the past 10 years and the lightfields were the best overall. Some guns would shoot a certain slug really good, but put the same slug in a different gun and you couldn't hit the target. On average the 2-3/4' of any brands did tend to shoot better, except for that one gun.

Let me know what you find, I'm always looking to improve.
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I am shooting a Mossberg 20ga with a rifled slug barrel, I can group 3 in 2' at 100 yards, I am shooting Hornady slugs. I had to try different slugs before finding which ones shot the best groups.
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My son shoots the H&R 20 just killed two deer at 145 yards saturday along some fields. They did travel about 80 yards after hit. I also shoot two differnent slug guns both hold group of 2 inches at 100 yrds. depending on a perfect rest and whos behind the gun. But my swamp gun has been and always will be the mossberg 500. smooth bore it is an old gun and we didn't have have rifled slug barrells that i can remember 18 years ago. I shoot the 2 3/4 inch rifled slugger merciless slug 1 oz. Impact like a sledge hammer and i get exit wounds about 80 percent of the time. They do not usually travelover 10 yards. Now most of my swamp shots are within 75 yards. But to your point the 20 gauge is a accurate killer but doesnt seem to shock and bring them down as quick. But can shoot 150 yards easily.
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