I tryed those slugs and didnt get great groups with them from my Mossberg 835 but my dads Mossberg 500 loved them. If it was dialed in at 50 yards i was 2" low at 100 yards, and about 7" low at 150 yards.
I would like 4" groups at 100yds with my 870 fully rifled 20". Hornadys SST's are known for quality as well as cost, . I'll try some lower cost brennke's, I only have 3", and Remington 2 3/4 premium coppers. Hopefully I'll have some information within a couple of weeks.
If you go by the drop rate printed on the Hornady SST box you will be darn close. I dont have one where I am atm but using my Redfield shotgun reticle im dead on at 100 and 150yds. My father has a Rem 870 Cantilever barrel from the late 80s-early 90s and his doesnt like the SSTs but the one I bought last fall loves them. His 870 likes the Remington slugs with the lime green plastic tip. I think thats 2.3" at 50yds not 23".
Last edited by Badshot320; 07-30-2012 at 09:20 PM.
The green tips are the accutips by Remington. I think they're usually sold in 3 inch rounds. 385 grains at 2000 fps. The only thing I didn't like about them other than the price is the way they expand. They mushroom out huge and do massive damage but it's a rounded soft surface lead so it doesn't penetrate all the way through and exit the body so there would be no blood trail. I would always find the slug under the skin in the pigs I shot. Big and small. I switched to the ssts bc they have better penetration and I can blood track a lung shot pig that runs 50 yds and drops in the night. I almost lost a 250 lb boar with 3 inch cutters because I couldn't ind a blood trail to track him. He ran 100 yds and died. 30 minutes later my buddy luckily stumbled upon him dead in the brush up under a cedar.
Yes the Accutips. The old man shoots the 2 3/4s, they are slower then the SSTs (1800ish if I remember right) not sure about the 3in. Far as pass thrus thats a whole nother argument. IMO a pass thru = bad. I want that deer to take the full impact of the slug and all the hydrallic(spelling isnt one of my finer points) shock. I love the Lightfield slugs, they seem to shoot good in most rifled barrels and hit like a truck but drop like rocks past 100yds. The old Winchester Hi-impacts were great slugs, especially if you like pass thrus. Anyone have any experience with the Barnes ballistic tips?