Re: got some brenneke k.o slugs.
I was actually just about to post about these slugs. I just bought some after using Remington sluggers for a couple years. The Rems had been better than the Winchesters I'd used before, but still not giving me the kind of consistency I want. At the same time, I wasn't about to triple the price of a box of shells. The guy at the local shop suggested these, saying all the high-priced rifled slugs were a waste of money and these were the best he'd found.
I'm using them in a smoothbore slug barrel on an 870 with open sights. Testing them out, yes, they shoot a much better group than the sluggers. I feel pretty good about the consistency. The one thing is, the point of impact is WAY different than the other slugs I'd used. I found the Remingtons to have a tighter group than the Winchesters and to shoot a little lower, but not that far off. At 50 yards the K.0. slugs shot about a foot to the left and about 10" low. I wound up having to adjust my rear sight all the way to the left to get the pattern centered on the target.
I suppose sights adjust that far for a reason, and as long as it's hitting the target now that's what matters, but I've never in my life had to adjust iron sights that far off of center to put the round where it needs to go. It's a little disquieting to look at the hash marks on the sight and see the little arrow so far to the east of the meridian.
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