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Finally got my shotgun sighted in. Settled with the 2 3/4 accutips. At 100 yards I am shooting 1 inch high and a 3 shot group is a little larger than a inch. I am pretty happy with the results.
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What scope did you go with?

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Leupold vx-2 3x9.
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Finally got my shotgun sighted in. Settled with the 2 3/4 accutips. At 100 yards I am shooting 1 inch high and a 3 shot group is a little larger than a inch. I am pretty happy with the results.

They are fantastic shotguns. I've been using the 2.75" Accutips because I cannot find any 3" Accutips. I think we are giving up about 100 fps which is no big deal.

The 2.75" shell may have an advantage over the 3" when it comes to extraction. I have to open the bolt forcibly to reliably extract a shell. The 2.75 extract with a little less force.


BTW the old Federal 3" round with the Branes bullet was very accurate in mine. They don't make the round anymore but if you see any on the shelf grab them.


Good luck with it!
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If u need some 3 in I probably have a box or 2. Just got to meet me in upper bucks county. I know a place who has them near Philadelphia also.
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Thanks C-rad but I have a lot of the 2.75". I buy them whenever I see them.

The last time I was in Quimby's he had 4 boxes he bought from someone. I got them for $10.
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Dogface, I also like the Fed. with the Barnes bullet. I got lucky and found a case of them last year. However, that round is back out with the Barnes bullet again, I saw them at Grices. I have killed several large Michigan bucks with them. I like the gun so much I us it in bad weather here in Pa. now. I have a Nikon slug gun scope on it. I shot a large Mich. 8 pt. the first year I used it by waiting until it reached a large tree I had ranged at 200 yd, my outer limit. My only issue is the extraction which leaves a lot to be desired. I zero my center cross hair at 75yds a ususally shoot 3 shots in a nice tight cloverleaf everything cutting. They are not what using a slug gun use to be.
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Thanks for the heads up on the Federals. I'll look for them.

I have the same problem with extraction. I found that if I don't baby it and use force it works. There is another procedure that makes extraction a non issue.....don't miss the first time.

I have taken mine hunting outside of the SRA. I'll really like everything about the gun except for the extraction and especially the accuracy.
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Mine has had a extraction issue since I purchased it. I have found that if you work the bolt hard it will extract every time it also helps to cant the ejection port down slightly as the bolt is worked .
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Shotguns with slugs have came a long way and I have heard a lot of good things about the Savage 220. One of my buddies recently purchased one and has high praise for his groups. I purchased a Browning A Bolt when they first came out. I lived in IL then and also hunted IN. The A bolt is a 12 ga. and shoots very tight groups at 100 yds.

I mounted a Leopold 1X4 when I got it I believe 1996. I do have a Leopold 3X9 I could mount on it; however, every time I leave the range I am happy with it. I shoot 3" shells with no issues ejecting and rechambering. Fortunately I have not had to shoot a deer twice.

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