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Postby XM15 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:53 pm

What do the rest of you use on state land for whitetail?

I stumbled onto a Marlin 512 and it has been more than adequate. (Good price too at $300) I've been launching Remington Copper Solids out of it for several years now.

Clean hole in and out with 2 3/4, so no need for the 3's.



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Postby Hermes » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:18 pm

I use a Mossberg 500 with their rifled barrel. It's got a rail mount attached to the barrel, which I have a 2x scope on.

~4 inch groups at 100 yards, more than enough accuracy for any range I'll actually be seeing a deer at.

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Postby AGust82 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:32 pm

Hermes wrote:I use a Mossberg 500 with their rifled barrel. It's got a rail mount attached to the barrel, which I have a 2x scope on.

~4 inch groups at 100 yards, more than enough accuracy for any range I'll actually be seeing a deer at.


I've got one of these barrels for a 500 if anyone is interested.

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Postby JohnB » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:45 pm

will it fit a mossy 590 ?

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Postby 220combat » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:56 pm

What's your asking price, Agust?
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Postby XM15 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:32 pm

Hermes wrote:I use a Mossberg 500 with their rifled barrel. It's got a rail mount attached to the barrel, which I have a 2x scope on.

~4 inch groups at 100 yards, more than enough accuracy for any range I'll actually be seeing a deer at.


Which slugs do you usually shoot?

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Postby AGust82 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:10 pm

Mossberg doesn't advertise compatibility between them but it is general believed that 500/535/590/830/835 barrels all interchange safely.

$100

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Postby Hermes » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:45 am

I use the Hornady SSTs. They're kind of pricey, but I only go through a few boxes each season (mostly for target practice).

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Postby JohnFH » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:45 am

Mossy 500 with a smooth 24" slug barrel with rifle sights, Remington 2 3/4" slugs. Nothing fancy, I shoot about a box of 5 a year.
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Postby 220combat » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:26 am

AGust82 wrote:$100


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Postby XM15 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:22 pm

Hermes wrote:I use the Hornady SSTs. They're kind of pricey, but I only go through a few boxes each season (mostly for target practice).


Yeah, high end slugs aren't cheap but I look at it the same you do. I only run through a couple of boxes a year plus the (hopefully) one round during deer season. :D

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Postby RICH » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:08 am

Savage 220 F, bolt action 20ga shotgun/rifle. w elite 4200 1.25-4 x 24 quite pleased.

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Postby XM15 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:02 pm

RICH wrote:Savage 220 F, bolt action 20ga shotgun/rifle. w elite 4200 1.25-4 x 24 quite pleased.


I bought one of those for my brother about a year and a half ago from NGX. He hasn't had a chance at a deer with it yet, but it sure is a tack driver!


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