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I have cast a bunch of Lee 1 ounce 12 gauge slugs. Shooting them in my cylinder bore Remington 870 gives horrible accuracy. I tried them in my son's Browning pump with Improved Cylinder choke and had same results. Accuracy has been 6 - 8 inch groups at 25 yards from a bench rest. I can shoot 1.5 inch groups with open sights on other guns so I don't think it's entirely me.

Here's my load data:
Federal Gold Medal cases, 14.8 grains Clays powder, Federal 12SO wads, Lee 1 ounce slugs, CCI primers.

Fiocchi cases did the same thing.

The loaded rounds look good, with a good crimp.

Do Lee slugs have to be shot in a rifled bore?
Anyone have a good load for Lee slugs in a smooth bore?
Should I get a different slug mold and skip the Lee?
Do I need to roll crimp?

Thanks! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

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Need Help with Lee 1 ounce 12 gauge slug lo

I also just bought a Lee 1oz. mold. Go to loadyourown.com and check out posts under shotgun projectiles. I will have more there after I get time to fool with it.
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Need Help with Lee 1 ounce 12 gauge slug lo

Count me in the race.

I am just getting started with Lee slugs Results not worth posting yet, but better than I ever got with Lyman.

Go vote for our own slug gun forum.
 

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I'll be watching this topic, I am very interested.......

I am looking for a rifled barrel for one of my Shotguns, However, I do not like the cantilever systems that I have seen. I can't see how to acheive accuracy with a scope mount that will flex up and down with the re-coil. So...I am considering maybe trying to get one for my New England, because the breech of the barrel is in the right place to mount a conventional scope base. Also thinking about getting the Lee slug mold. 12 gauge slugs are one of the most awesome things in the world to shoot. A never ending source of delight and satisfaction. Ha Ha.
 

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Robert
I think you're right.The scope may flex with recoil. But the shot is off at that point. I see rifle size groups with this setup. It does work. 'Am I right guys?
c mac
 
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