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Hippies_Have_Guns_Too
07-22-2012, 11:31 AM
Advance this video to 10:30 to see close up of this guy's grouping at 230 yards. Not bad at all coming from a shotgun slug.


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Twystd1
07-22-2012, 12:08 PM
I could watch Hickock45 all day.

Ya gotta love that guy....

Mr.1904
07-22-2012, 12:14 PM
Shoots better than i do.

zod
07-22-2012, 12:31 PM
Skills.

TheExiled
07-22-2012, 3:11 PM
There was a guy shooting slugs at 100 yd at Angeles about two weeks ago, he said you had to aim about 3-4' low

medicdude
07-23-2012, 12:32 AM
Hickok is a badass.

xrMike
07-23-2012, 10:46 AM
Old guy, shooting 12 guage slugs offhand, with old eyes...

Hope I'm good as him at that age.

Dantedamean
07-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Damn, I have to get some slugs lol
Don't let the antis see this, they'll want to ban slugs next.

Bigyates
07-23-2012, 12:30 PM
From testing done by Holland and Holland in 1903 using a 730gr slug at 300yds in a double.





http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/paradoxIMG_4391.jpg

xrMike
07-23-2012, 12:42 PM
Dumb question, but I've never shot slugs in my smoothbore shotgun before, just bird loads and 00 buckshot, so I don't know anything about slugs but now I want to try some at 100 yards on paper to see how they group...

Do the slugs spin when they come out of a smoothbore shotgun barrel, and if so, I assume they are rifled or grooved somehow?

nick
07-23-2012, 12:51 PM
Dumb question, but I've never shot slugs in my smoothbore shotgun before, just bird loads and 00 buckshot, so I don't know anything about slugs but now I want to try some at 100 yards on paper to see how they group...

Do the slugs spin when they come out of a smoothbore shotgun barrel, and if so, I assume they are rifled or grooved somehow?

Yes, that's why the slugs used in smoothbore shotguns are called rifled slugs.

Blademan21
07-23-2012, 1:07 PM
Not a slug,but I once saw a Colton PD Swat officer hit a telephone pole at 100yrds with a tear gas round out of his 870. Cool to see the round hit and then a puff of gas appear.

MrExel17
07-23-2012, 1:26 PM
Sweet, 230yrds niice!

Hippies_Have_Guns_Too
07-23-2012, 1:45 PM
Do the slugs spin when they come out of a smoothbore shotgun barrel, and if so, I assume they are rifled or grooved somehow?

Yes if you're firing a typical rifled shotgun slug like the one in the upper pic below. However I'm not sure how accurate a sabot slug would be through a smoothbore. Generally use the sabots through a rifled barrel.





Typical 1oz Rifled Shotgun Slug like the one Hickock was shooting.

http://theboxotruth.com/images3/46-3.jpg






Typical 1oz Sabot Slug. Not sure how accurate this would be through a smoothbore.

http://www.waterfowlerswarehouse.com/WINCHESTER%20SUPER%20X%20RIFLED%20SLUGS.jpg

xrMike
07-24-2012, 8:51 AM
Yes, that's why the slugs used in smoothbore shotguns are called rifled slugs.

Yes if you're firing a typical rifled shotgun slug like the one in the upper pic below.

Thanks guys; I could have googled that myself but I was just being downright lazy :o

Off to find a deal on rifled slugs...

JON KARGATHALON
07-24-2012, 9:01 AM
I could watch Hickock45 all day.

Ya gotta love that guy....

One of my favorites as well.

Some Guy
07-24-2012, 4:21 PM
Thanks guys; I could have googled that myself but I was just being downright lazy :o

Off to find a deal on rifled slugs...

It's been a while since I've checked but last ammo rush I went to Walmart looking to buy whatever I could find and the only thing that they had in stock that caught my eye was winchester rifled 1 oz slugs at about 65 cents each, I bought a few hundred.

negolien
07-25-2012, 5:45 AM
I shot slugs out of my Mossy 500 when I lived up in the hills of Mississippi.... To give an example I hit a large can of soup at say 25 yards.. umm yeah nothing left but chunks of can... I was amazed at the carnage.

http://ddupleks.com/index.php/en/Tests/

Buckeye Dan
07-25-2012, 11:18 AM
In Ohio we are not allowed to use rifles for deer hunting except for the muzzle loading type. Shotguns and slugs take tens of thousands of deer each year. It's hard to put an exact number on the smooth bore use due to rifled slug barrels also being used.

They get the job done. It's what I took my avatar with.

POLICESTATE
07-25-2012, 11:24 AM
My first shotgun was a Mossberg 500 with a rifled slug barrel. Using 12g sabot slugs I could hit morton salt containers at 100 yards no problem. And that was when I was just starting to shoot stuff bigger than .22LR.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jPDXKM9meqU/Ts_hsTAGXEI/AAAAAAAAAUo/SbAMCmlsTXA/s1600/Morton+Salt+current.jpg

You can stop a car with slugs.

rero360
07-25-2012, 12:02 PM
I once dropped a button buck from across a gully, at the time I had guess 150 yards roughly but it looked a lot closer to what that guy was shooting. I was using a sabot slug in my rifled barrel 11-87, the round entered just behind the shoulder and was stopped by the rear shoulder, breaking it. I had aimed right at spine, so the round had dropped maybe a foot at the most.

Of course its been a number of years so my memory is a bit fuzzy on the specifics.

SuperSet
07-25-2012, 12:17 PM
That is some excellent offhand shooting! We shoot offhand slugs very frequently in 3-gun so know how difficult it can be. Different slugs also make a huge difference.