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post #1 of 101 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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I'm putting together a Remington 11-87 Premier 20 ga. I ordered a 21 inch full rifled barrel with the cantilever scope mount, it should be here next week! The barrel has the matte finish so I'm going to get it blued once I know it shoots good. Going to put a Leupold 2-7x33mm VX-I Shotgun Scope on it.

My father is trying to put together Benelli Nova 20 ga. It has the 26 inch field barrel. He's trying to get a 24 inch fully rifled barrel with the cantilever scope mount. From everything my dad and I can see Benelli doesn't make a cantilever barrel for their 20 ga. The guy at Gander Mountain says he can get him one so he's holding out for a few more weeks. If he can't get the cantilever barrel (and we don't think he can) he's going to get either a Browning pump or Remingtom 11-87 Sportsman in 20 ga. If he go's with the 11-87 he'll get the same slug barrel as me. He's also going to use the same Leupold scope.

We're going to try Winchester Partition Gold slugs, both 2 3/4 and 3 inch, Remington Ultra Bonded Core-Lokt 2 3/4 inch slugs and Federal Barnes Expander Tipped slugs

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I have a Beretta A391 Xtrema 2 with a cantilever mount and rifled barrel. I have a Leupold VXI 2X7X33mm Shotgun scope and I am shooting Lightfield 12 gauge slugs. Great accuracy and shoots like a dream.

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I only hunt in shotgun-only areas a few times per year, but I like my setup. It's a plain jain Remington 870 with Hastings canitlever fully rifeld barrel. I have a 1.5-4 x Bushnelll scope on it, and I shoot Winchester Partition Gold sabots, although I may try the Hornady polymer tips. The setup is accurate, and anything that I've hit has either bowled right over, or gone just a few yards. Slug guns and ammo has come a long way in the past few years, and I don't think that we a re handicapped anymore like th eold bird gun and pumpkin ball days.
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post #4 of 101 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 07:09 PM
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Ithaca 37 12 guage with 20" cantilevered rifled barrel, and an identical 20" cantilevered smoothbore barrel, both topped with Leupold 1-4x matte VX-II scopes. Although the rifled barrel is more accurate, the s/b holds its on and drops 'em like a stone. Plus a lot cheaper to shoot, but the real reason is I hunt public land and if I hit 'em, they drop.
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I use a Browning Gold with an Ithaca aftermarket barrel. I am pleased with the accuracy of this combo
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Coming from a state that doesn't allow centerfire rifles for deer(New Jersey), me and the kids have several slug guns, almost as many as rifles, but not quite. We go to your state(New York), so we can use rifles. But in all fairness to a slug gun, there are places I hunt in New York that, while rifles are permitted, I prefer a slug gun due to the dense cover. I've hunted the Balsam swamps above Roundout Reservoir where the cover is so dense a smoothbore slug gun with Weaver pivot mounts is the gun of my choice. Despite what was said in a previous post here, while i've never shot pumpkin balls, I've used foster slugs since the 60's, and any scoped smoothbore slugun we have is capable of sub 4 inch groups at 100 yards, so I personally see no advantage for me in a rifled barrel and the newer slugs unless I were to find somewhere where shots beyond 100 yards were the norm, and thats just not currently the case for me. But we have rifled barrelled slug guns just in case we do. List of slug guns we have is as follows:

Remington 1100 20 gauge, 21 inch smoothbore slug barrel, Bushnell Banner 1.5X4.5 variable in a Weaver Converta Mount.

Ithaca 37 12 gauge, 19 inch(I think) smoothbore slug barrel, Bushnell Banner 1.5X4.5 variable in a Weaver Converta mount.
2nd barrel, Hastings 24 inch cantilever fully rifled barrel with a Redfield Widefield 1.75X5 variable

Remington 870 12 gauge, 20 inch smoothbore slug barrel, Bushnell Banner 1.5X4.5 mounted in Weaver Pivot Mounts for a Remington 760 rifle(I drilled and tapped this receiver for this mount).

Remington 870 12 gauge, 24 inch Mossberg cantilever fully rifled barrel, Weaver V4.5 scope, 1.5X4.5 variable.

Winchester 1300 12 Gauge, 22 inch fully rifled barrel, Redfield Widefield 2X7 Variable mounted on receiver, not cantilever.

Winchester 1300 12 gauge, 22 inch smoothbore slug barrel, Bushnell Banner 1.5X4.5 variable mounted on receiver, not cantilever.
2nd barrel, 22 inch fully rifled barrel, Redfield Low Pro Widefield 2X7 variable scope.

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Old Rem. 1100- old Hastings barrel- old original BRI slugs, new 4x32E pistol scope mounts on the barrel. Little recoil and have shot some one hole groups at a 100yrds.

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12ga ultra slug hunter ,lightfield hybred exps,bushnell trophy 3x9,I use it to make 5 shot cloverleafs @ 125yds,and shoot deer.

beer,check ammo,check gun,DAMMIT,I knew I forgot somethin!!
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20g ultra slug hunter Leupold varix2 2x7 Lightfield slugs from 25 ft up

I dont care what gun Im using as long as Im hunting
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I like simple stuff, you can called me old fashion or what ever :. I have a browning 12ga. A-5 with their 24" buck barrel (smooth bore) with rifle sight. I'm shooting brenneke short mag, getting clover leafs at 50 yards and 2-3" groups at 100 yards. This gun has never missed a deer under 100 yards and I don't shoot any deer over 100 yards anyway.

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