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Expensive For Sabots and or rifled slugs

I do like to use the shotgun with a slug barrel for deer at times. However what turns me off is the price of ammo for the rifled slug barrels.. If your in a shotgun only area you just have to deal with it.. I do reload and have been considering reloading my own slugs. I suppose what happens is you shoot all of these sabots in $$$$$$$ find the one that shoots well in your gun and then you just buy that sabot and only use it to hunt with. You will have to use the sabots to make sure your sight in. Figure sometimes ammo mfg do change powder and such which would change the impact..Some of the sabots are like $13.00 for 5 rounds.. If i'm buying more than one box of ammo I always make sure the LOT numbers on all boxes are the same..
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Re: Expensive For Sabots and or rifled slugs

So what happens when you decide since your going to hunt close in heavy cover you decide to just buy Foster slugs and use that in a rifle barrel? Will the Foster damage a rifled slug barrel..I think I did see some slugs that can be used in smooth bores and rifled barrels... The good thing when you use a Encore Slug Barrel you only have one shot and won't throw lead like a pump slug gun. I never throw lead anyway in the deer woods.. . Even with a lever or pump it's always just one shot to date..
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Re: Expensive For Sabots and or rifled slugs

Find the one slug that shoots good then go to sportsman guide buy twenty boxes you set for life. Just my two cents they have best prices on ammo
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Re: Expensive For Sabots and or rifled slugs

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So what happens when you decide since your going to hunt close in heavy cover you decide to just buy Foster slugs and use that in a rifle barrel? Will the Foster damage a rifled slug barrel..I think I did see some slugs that can be used in smooth bores and rifled barrels... The good thing when you use a Encore Slug Barrel you only have one shot and won't throw lead like a pump slug gun. I never throw lead anyway in the deer woods.. . Even with a lever or pump it's always just one shot to date..
The Foster will not harm a fully rifled barrel. The problem is the slugs are soft lead and it fills the rifled grooves with lead and it is hard to clean. I know from experience. I would NOT shoot Fosters in a rifled barrel for this reason.Rifled barrels are designed to shoot Sabot slugs.

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Re: Expensive For Sabots and or rifled slugs

should you desire to save some money and reload your own sabots or slugs you can go here to get the components.. They actually sell kits with everything you need from the shotgun case right to the fillers and slugs or sabots..http://www.ballisticproducts.com/
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Re: Expensive For Sabots and or rifled slugs

I went through several types of slugs several years ago and found I can shoot bulls eyes for from a rest to 100 yards with Winchester. I shoot one a year to sight in using the same target as the years before and again this year they are touching. However; I should have taken hunterdan199 advise and purchased more than 2 boxes....

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Re: Expensive For Sabots and or rifled slugs

Rottweil Lazor Plus Slugs.
$9.99 for 5 rounds.
Deadly accurate and will punch near nickel size holes in the target.

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Re: Expensive For Sabots and or rifled slugs

slug company change the design of their slugs all the time. so once you find a slug that shoots lights out buy twenty boxes then you set for life...... i have most success with lightfields or remingtion accu tips..........
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Re: Expensive For Sabots and or rifled slugs

ok here is my opinion on slugs....

I use regular rifled 1oz slugs in my rifles slug barrel. I get awesome groups like 1 inch at 75 yards. Where we hunt that is maxx range.

I take a page from my old school muzzle loading years. I seasoned my barrel and i clean the snot out of it at the end of shooting. I have never had a problem with lead filling in the rifling of the barrel.

I have killed plenty of deer to know that a full ounce of lead will put a hurting on anything so unfortunate to be shot with!

I have used the sabot type slugs in the past and to be honest I was not really impressed with them. For the cost=value I will keep on killing deer with my 4.99 box of slugs! PS I hunt spots where ya can shoot a lot of deer! Happy freezer!

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