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Re: Slug gun hunters: few questions
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2017, 11:04:55 PM »
I do indeed. I don't use it much but I may have to pattern testing 4 different brands of ammo.
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Re: Slug gun hunters: few questions
« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2017, 08:08:27 PM »
Im not much on Nikon but after reading about 100 4.5+ star reviews I decided to give one a go and ordered the slug gun hunter 3-9 with the DOA 200 reticle. We shall see how it holds up.
I have Nikons on both my 12 and 20, and have had no issues.

If you have one, use a Lead Sled to zero the gun. ;)

Has that 200 reticle been pretty spot on good for you?
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Re: Slug gun hunters: few questions
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2017, 08:13:06 PM »
I can vouch for widgeondeke and his boy slaying some deer with that 20 gauge...I sold it to him! Great shooter and jazzed they put it to use.

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Re: Slug gun hunters: few questions
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2017, 08:21:12 PM »
Im not much on Nikon but after reading about 100 4.5+ star reviews I decided to give one a go and ordered the slug gun hunter 3-9 with the DOA 200 reticle. We shall see how it holds up.
I have Nikons on both my 12 and 20, and have had no issues.

If you have one, use a Lead Sled to zero the gun. ;)

Has that 200 reticle been pretty spot on good for you?
I've honestly never tested it. The furthest shot I've taken on elk was 140 yards.
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Re: Slug gun hunters: few questions
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2017, 09:08:28 AM »
Gotcha. Should be fun stuff.
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Re: Slug gun hunters: few questions
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2017, 09:09:35 AM »
Gotcha. Should be fun stuff.
My personal opinion is that if I have to rely on holdover reticles for an elk, it's too far to shoot with a slug. :twocents:
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Re: Slug gun hunters: few questions
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2017, 09:11:56 AM »
I think the cross hair is for 50 yards. first circle on that thing is for 75 yards then the next 100 etc?
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Re: Slug gun hunters: few questions
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2017, 08:48:51 PM »
I think the cross hair is for 50 yards. first circle on that thing is for 75 yards then the next 100 etc?
I'd zero it at 100 or maybe an inch or two high. I think you will be Point Blank Range out to 175 yards or so.
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Re: Slug gun hunters: few questions
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2017, 06:20:45 PM »
I've used several different slugs. I like the Remington Accutips in both 12 and 20 gauges: 12 for elk, and 20 for deer. I'll see if I can find a 12 gauge Accutip that I recovered from an elk and share a photo: Remington should pay me for it to use in their ads because of perfect expansion.

Second this vote for accutips.
In 12 ga they go right through, leaving a solid blood trail, and still have plenty of energy to put holes in trees.
That one was a blacktail at 85 yards.
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Re: Slug gun hunters: few questions
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2017, 06:24:43 PM »
Thanks guys. The gun and ammo is here. My scope is still in the mail. I am chasing elk with a smoke pole this week so don't know if I will get it setup for modern but maybe I will grab a late season Idaho shot range tag if I can kill a elk here.
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Re: Slug gun hunters: few questions
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2017, 11:37:38 PM »
well scope showed today but the browning rings that I bought that are build for it wont hold the Nikon scope. The main tube is not long enough and the scope bells sit on the rings :bash: So dug around and robbed a vx hog 1-4 leupold off another rifle. It fits but a little under scoped. I looked around and ordered a dnz one piece mount tonight. Hoping it will let me use the Nikon slug scope. Guess we shall see.
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