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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for new slug gun.

I have always valued the suggestions from fellow hunters on this site. I am looking to get a 20 gauge slug gun. I like the basic "no frills" dependable type of weapon. I really like the H&R single shot slug gun that was made, but no longer in production. Being a average working man, cost is important to me, so I would like to keep it under a $500 or below budget. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 10:26 AM
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Take a look at the Savage 220 bolt action slug gun. There is already a thread on it where you will find reviews and there is also a lot of info out there on the web about it. I believe MSRP is higher than your $500 target cost, but if you look around you should be able to find it right around that price. It is extremely accurate with the right ammo, recoil is manageable being a 20 gauge, just an overall great handling gun and nice to carry through the woods.
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Savage 220 bolt action absolutely hands down, you won't believe how great they perform. The ammo can get expensive at $15 a box for 5 rounds, but it's worth it. I've used 500's and 870's, nothing has compared to my 220. I use the 2 3/4 Remington accutips.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 12:39 PM
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Bought a Savage 220 (20 gauge) a few years back. It's my favorite gun to shoot. I actually just saw somewhere had them on sale starting at $579 with a scope ( I think) which is a steal. It was in this weeks Field and Stream ad. Without the scope I believe it was $499.

The ammo that everyone is referring to that shoots great are the Remington Accutips. Although, heads up for the guys that shoot them I've been looking around for the Accutips and haven't been able to find them anywhere. My brother works at a Dicks Sporting Goods and he said they never even got a shipment of them in. I think they may be in the process of being replaced. Better stock up!!!
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I have found that you'll need to buy them in the off-season. I have some lightfield hybrids as a backup round.

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Love my 20 gauge 220....I also use the Accutips and they are crazy accurate.
I bought 20 boxes over the last 3-4 months. If you check online...You can find them. I bought a bunch from The Sportsman Guide for $12.50/box and free shipping.
I will be hunting with the first time this year in New York....Dying to see the damage those Accutips do.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-03-2016, 07:04 PM
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The savage 220 is a tack driver for sure! I love my savage!! But one can find a used Remington 870 or mossy 500 for much less and be in the $300.00 range with money for slugs to test! Lets be honest either one of those pump guns will be minute of deer inside 75 yards. By the way 95% of the shots I have taken in my 40 years hunting were inside 50 yards.... Just saying

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-03-2016, 08:23 PM
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If you have a good pump shotgun, just buy a Hasting Rifled Canalever slug barrel and a shotgun scope for on if. I put a Hasting's rifled Barrel for my 835 .Mossburg. 5 slugs in 3" circle at 100 yrds
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-05-2016, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Decided on the Mossberg 500 field/deer combo in 12 gauge. I was a Field and Stream store last night looking around. I noticed that they had the above combo on sale for$349 with a free home defense barrel included. So I used the $100 gift card that I had for a few months and cash. I am now the owner of the Mossy 500 field/deer combo with 3 barrels. Now the sighting in process to start. I bought a few boxes of Remington solid copper sabots and a few of the sst. I will go to the range early this week and see if the gun likes either of those rounds. Thanks for all the info. Does anyone have suggestions on what shoots best out of their Mossy>

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-06-2016, 08:30 AM
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I hunt with Hornady sabot ammo. My Mossberg 12 gauge shoots into a consistent 3 inch group at 100 yards. The barrel is rifled for sabots. I've never felt handicapped by this performance. Recoil is stout. I suggest installing a Limb Saver pad.

Good hunting to you.

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