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Slug input

Post by Jbird22 » September 4th, 2020, 11:47 pm

So I'm very new to slug guns but didn't take long to find out a Savage 220 was a good gun to go with. As for slugs, seems like the Rem Accutip is a popular choice but I haven't found any online. I did find some Rem Expander and Fed Trophy Copper so got a few boxes of those ordered. The Win Partition Gold also looks interesting but didn't notice them til a day or so after ordering the others. Anyone have any experience with the slugs I've mentioned or have a different flavor you'd recommend? Any tips appreciated!

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Post by Gmed » September 5th, 2020, 4:47 am

Stick with a 3” shell in whatever load you try. I shot the Hornady SST 3” shells and while they grouped pretty well, the 3” Accutip put them to shame in my gun (one hole at 50 yds). I think the 3” Accutip is what Savage recommends as well. Try Natchez Shooters Supply. They usually carry a good supply. In addition, the Expander you mentioned that uses the Barnes bullets (once loaded by Federal) was touted to shoot well, but I got a good supply of the Accutips and didn’t see the need to try them. My money would be on the Accutips when you get some....

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Post by hoobilly » September 5th, 2020, 7:09 am

I would look for the Remington 3” accutip and look everyday and buy them. I killed a buck at 190 yards heart shot. Last buck I killed with the savage 220 before rifles became legal here in Indiana. Most accurate shell I shot with the Federal Barnes expanders a close second. I could shoot 250 yards easily
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Post by turkyjoe » September 5th, 2020, 8:25 am

This is what I use tarhunt 365 gr in my 20 ga rifled barrel m2 benelli
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Post by Jbird22 » September 5th, 2020, 9:20 am

Is 3" a must or would 2-3/4" suffice?

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Post by turkyjoe » September 5th, 2020, 9:31 am

I use 2 3/4 call him he will tell you what's best in you're gun he makes slug guns and savage 220 is one of them 570 784 6368

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Post by turkyjoe » September 5th, 2020, 9:57 am

I sight in my gun with lightfield hundred 20 ga 2 3/4 285 gr shell and my tarhunt shell are right on .

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Post by turkyjoe » September 5th, 2020, 9:59 am

Sorry lightfield hybred shells

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Post by Gmed » September 5th, 2020, 1:37 pm

I read several articles on the 3” vs the 2 3/4” Accutips and all said the 3” would consistently out shoot the 2 3/4”. May not be true in every gun, but the 3” sure shoot well in my gun. I believe the accuracy difference was accounted to the “jump” before the bullet from the shorter shell could engage the rifling in the barrel?????

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Post by Shooter » September 5th, 2020, 3:08 pm

Jason, I'm partial to Brenneke slugs, 2 3/4", or 3". Call me old school, but I have never seen any other slug outshoot em.

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Post by hoobilly » September 5th, 2020, 5:01 pm

Jbird22 wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 9:20 am
Is 3" a must or would 2-3/4" suffice?
3” I found to be more accurate from 150-200 yards vs the 2-3/4”
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Post by Jbird22 » September 5th, 2020, 10:39 pm

Excellent information guys! Much appreciated!

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Post by decoykrvr » September 5th, 2020, 11:29 pm

Several years ago. I set up several 220 slug guns and sighted them in with a number of different loads. Interestingly, although the majority of the guns shot the 3" Barnes loads best, any time I had a shotgun which didn't pattern to expectations, I would evaluate the gun w/ 2 3/4" shells, and just like you might experience w/ a rifle, some of the 220's shot better w/ 2 3/4" shells vs 3' shells. A number of the shells which I evaluated are no longer available, and there is a greater selection available today, but the fps between some of the current 2 3/4" vs 3" offerings is minimal and if you don't get the desired results w/ 3" loads, evaluate some of the current 2 3/4" loads. Although there are definite similarities within every model of slug gun and the loads which they prefer, every slug gun, even the same model, is different much like rifles.

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