What is the effective range of a 20 gauge sabot slug?
about 200 yards
Designed to be shot from a rifled barrel, the sabot slug is accurate out to about 200 yards from a gun that’s built to promote accuracy: with a scope, a tight action, and a bedded stock.
Are Hornady SST slugs good?
Unmatched Long Range Accuracy The SST® Shotgun Slug delivers true 200 yard accuracy and you’ll achieve sub-2″ groups at 100 yards. No other slug gun ammo can come close to the performance of the SST®.
Is Hornady SST a sabot?
Product Details. Get more performance from every shot with your muzzleloader with Hornady® SST-ML™ Low Drag Sabots. Devastingly accurate, these sabots seal up against the rifling in your muzzleloader to help deliver the highest velocity, flattest trajectory performance on the market.
How far should you shoot a deer with a slug?
Rifled slug barrels are providing hunters the ability to consistently and accurately hit targets ethically out to 150 yards or more.
What are the most accurate sabot slugs?
As I mentioned previously, the H&R/NEF Ultra Slug Hunter with a heavy barrel is a very accurate slug gun, as is the gun I shoot, an Ithaca Deerslayer III. I can always get Remington slugs to shoot. Winchester XP3s and Hornady SSTs are quite accurate, as are Federal’s new Trophy Copper slugs.
Can you shoot sabot slugs with a rifled choke?
It’s common knowledge that rifled slugs are meant for use in smoothbore shotgun barrels, while rifled shotgun barrels and rifled choke tubes are meant to produce better results (meaning better accuracy) with sabot slugs, whose smooth outer surface can better engage the barrel’s rifling.
What is the most accurate sabot slug?
Is the Hornady SST a good hunting bullet?
Flat shooting and deadly accurate, it’s an ideal bullet for whitetails, as well as most North American game animals from antelope to moose and similar-sized African plains game. The SST® creates a devastatingly large wound channel.
How far can you shoot a sabot slug?
Maximum responsible range for sabots lies between 125 and 150 yards, although when the XP3 and SST slugs first came out I shot eight-inch groups with both at 200 yards just to see if it could be done. And, on the right day with a good rest, it can be although I would not recommend 200 yard shots at deer.
How far can you shoot a deer with a 20-gauge shotgun?
With 20-gauge ammunition, despite published accounts, it’s best to keep it inside 140 yards.
How much does a sabot slug drop at 100 yards?
The lighter weight projectile leaves the muzzle at a faster speed, and the improved aerodynamic shape of the bullet prevents the velocity loss of conventional slugs. The ballistic chart for one Winchester sabot lists a drop of only 2.2 inches at 100 yards. Note that sabot slugs can only be used in fully rifled barrels.
Who makes the best sabot slugs?
Winchester XP3’s are the best sabots on the market. A picture is worth a thousand words here is a Barnes Expander in 1 ounce 2 3/4″ that came out of one of my deer this year, not only are they very accurate out of my gun but they leave one heck of a exit hole as well.
What the difference between a sabot slug and rifled slug?
There are two major types of shotgun slugs: rifled and sabot. Rifled slugs are designed for shotguns with smoothbore barrels. Sabot slugs are designed for shotguns with rifled barrels, like the Benelli M2 Field Rifled Slug Shotgun. – i.e. barrels with grooves and lands, just like what modern rifles and handguns have.
What is the best sabot?
Winchester XP3’s are the best sabots on the market.
Can you shoot sabot slugs out of a smoothbore shotgun?
Shooting sabot slugs through a smooth bore is a waste of money. They will “work” but accuracy suffers and there is no reason to spend the extra money for sabot slugs if you are going to shoot them through a smooth bore. Besides, if they are not flying straight and nose-first, they will not expand as designed.