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Old 11-06-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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Is it worth it? I saw a guy at the range this weekend that had one and he looked like he was having fun with it. He got it with a scope for $160. I never shoot my 500 much and this would be a good excuse to bring it to the range. Any input on this?

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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A rifled barrel and some good sabots can extend your range out to 200 yards. Accurately. I'd say it's worth it if you're a hunter. Not sure if I'd get one just to play with at the range though.

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Okay thanks and the rounds are about two bucks a pop right? Pricey

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Okay thanks and the rounds are about two bucks a pop right? Pricey
Yup. At least. You can easily spend $10-20 a box for some high end sabots. Hornady SST's and Lightfields are about $11-13 a box and are some of the best out there.
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Okay thanks and the rounds are about two bucks a pop right? Pricey
I wish, the ones I use are more like $6.25 per round with shipping.
But if you only need one five round box to fill your freezer I think it is worth it.

I use the REMINGTON PREMIER® CORE-LOKT® ULTRA BONDED SABOT SLUGS flat shooting out to 200 yds easy.
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I get good results with Winchester XP3 and I have seen the Winchester Dual Bond in action. They both put deer down on the spot. The XP3 is a rifle bullet wrapped in a sabot, Dual bond is a more traditional slug in a sabot. To be honest for shots under 100 yards the plain ole rifled slugs work just fine. The rifling in the Mossberg barrel spins a Winchester slug in the same direction as the rifling on the slug. I don't know about other brands of rifled slugs.

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Wow prices like that are why i started reloading.
With a lee slug mold($23) i can turn out slugs for about .25 each finished. Something to think about if you shoot more than a box or two a year.
Also the slug makes a great home defense round. Pentration is on the high side , but that only hurts those you shoot at.

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Wow prices like that are why i started reloading.
With a lee slug mold($23) i can turn out slugs for about .25 each finished. Something to think about if you shoot more than a box or two a year.
Also the slug makes a great home defense round. Pentration is on the high side , but that only hurts those you shoot at.
You cast and reload sabots?
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Yes, along with other more typical types of slugs.
http://www.ballisticproducts.com/load10-23-08.htm
If you want to know more about the process. This load throws a 500 grain 50 Caliber pistol bullet(or cast bullet) at 2250 FPS, and uses a plastic sabot.
All the lee slugs are technicallty sabots in that they use a trap wad to protect the barrel from the slug. I have reloaded Brenneke style slugs a few times and was disapointed with accuracy, probably due to barrel fit issues.
http://www.ballisticproducts.com/Slug-Loading-Manual-3rd-edition/productinfo/00MSLUG/
Is the manual if you are interested in the process. The company sells all the components

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