Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
lient

type of slugs

Recommended Posts

lient    0
lient

I was looking through all the different brands and types of slugs to shoot, and was just wondering what you guys are shooting for sabots?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave S    4
Dave S

I've tried the sabot rounds, but have found the Brenneke Golds to be a better round out of my Super X2.

That doesn't mean I won't try going back to a Sabot. I just prefer to stick with what's been working for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hines R    3
Hines R

It depends on your gun. I'd probably give the Hornady SST's a try first, but you have a lot of choices. Find one that patterns well in your gun. I would also recommend that you shoot 2 3/4 inch slugs, and not buy the 3 inch magnums. The 3 inch shells have been proven to be less accurate. The kick is also just that much worse with 3 inch magnums.

If your shooting a rifled barrel you should spend the money and shoot sabots. If your shooting a smooth barrel I'd recommend shooting the Brenneke's.

Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Whoaru99    0
Whoaru99

Try the Hastings Laser-Accurate too...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sandmannd    11
Sandmannd

I'm using an 870 with rifled slug for the first time. I put Hornady SST's 5 rounds through it this weekend. 3 at 50 yards and 2 at 100 yards and they were very accurate. I've heard they are good slugs, just stuck with what I was told. We'll see on the 3rd if they hit that target. cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Grant Pearson    0
Grant Pearson

that was some decent shooting with those slugs sandmannd. We'll have to get up there again and do some hunting again. We'll definitely go deer hunting up there next year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pascooter94    0
pascooter94

my new 11-87 likes the lightfeild slugs the best tryed 5 dif brands of slugs and the lightfeilds were the best for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TrophyEyes    0
TrophyEyes

Hornady SST's are the way to go. They are very accurate, and the two deer I have shot dropped in their tracks. However, we have recovered both slugs in the opposite sholder. Great expansion, but it didn't go all the way through. I have only hunted slugs for 2 years, but 2 deer on the ground where they last stood isn't bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Huntin&Fishin    6
Huntin&Fishin

I have a question about shooting slugs, do you have to take out your choke tube?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
96trigger    0
96trigger

Don't take out your choke tube, you will ruin the threads, if possible put in an Improved Cylendar or Modified. Try not to use a full. I'm sure people shoot full, but it seems most shoot with the IC or M.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Huntin&Fishin    6
Huntin&Fishin

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WollMan    0
WollMan

Here is my question: I rifle hunt in northern MN on opener. This year i bought the multi-zone because i am going to hunt the second weekend at home in southern mn. I do not have a rifled barrel for my shot gun. What are the best slugs for shooting smooth bore and what type of performance can i expect? i am going to put a few threw my shot gun this weekend and see but if anyone has any ideas for slugs that would be great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave S    4
Dave S

I tried some of the Federal Tru-Balls through my sons Stoeger P350 at 60 yards. They performed well shooting through a Imp Cyl choke tube.

Another slug to try in a smooth bore would be the Brenneke K.O. But make sure you get the K.O. in the rifled slug and NOT the Sabot K.O.

Remington has the Slugger that many people have shot for years on end and have taken countless deer.

Thee best thing about the Rifled slugs for the smooth bore guns is the affordibility. Most of these will cost you $5 or less for a box of 5. This makes it easier to buy several different brands to see what shoots the best.

It's a small price to pay for an ethical shot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
smg04    0
smg04

smooth bore = rifled slug

rifled barrel = sabot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mr Special    0
Mr Special

I've shot smoothbore for a long time. The best grouping i got was using the Brennekee K.O.'s. at 50ydr they grouped about 2"s. Took a nice 14pt @ 85yrds with one shot 2 seasons ago.

I've also heard good things about the Truball slugs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ron Burgundy    0
Ron Burgundy

Winchester Super Xs worked best out of my smoothe bore 870. 2.75 or 3 inch. They are pretty fast and accurate. I switched to a rifled barrel with a scope and I now use the Remington Supreme Core-lokt Ultras. Flat at 50 and 100 yds and accurate. I tried the Hornadies and they were good and 50 but a foot high at 100 yds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Sunset Lodge
      Hi, from the Northwest Angle! Water temps are staying consistently in the low 70’s.

      Stateside, walleye fishing has been good from Lunatic to Garden Islands. The edges of islands and reefs in 22-29’ will provide walleye, perch and occasional large pike. Most productive methods have been minnows on gold spinners and deep diving crank baits in UV tiger, clown and blue/chrome.

      Canadian walleyes can be had jigging minnows with gold, pink, and chartreuse on edges of reefs.  Monkey Rocks is holding many schools of fish currently, as well as, reefs south of Deepwater Bay. Bottom bouncing outside these reefs will produce fish as well. Muskie fishing has slowed a little, however nice fish in upper 40’s can be caught in “windows” of time, usually coinciding with Majors and Minors.

      We hope to see you for some fantastic fall fishing & hunting!
    • guitpic
      Tx all.  Been trying topwater frog lures.  Been getting some action but water is too rapid to have much luck.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Lets see you will need- 
      a) license and lion permit/tag 
      b)guide 
      c) dogs with tracking collars 
      d) horses 
      e) some sort of thing that goes "BOOM" 
      and a ton of forethought for asking such a dumb question
    • Troy Smutka
      8/21/17     Got out on Mille Lacs on Saturday morning. Started out on rocks in 10-12 feet of water, then as the sum came up and the wind layed down moved to gravel in 28-30 feet and then the deep transition from a rock/gravel reef to the soft lake bottom in 32 feet of water. Caught smallies and walleyes on the rocks, and walleyes on the gravel and the deep transition line. Power bobbing with leeches about one foot above bottom on the rocks and two to four feet above bottom in the deeper spots. The five smallies went from 16 to 18.5 inches, and the walleyes went from 16 to 25.5 inches. They weren't jumping in the boat--we had to try different spots, move around slowly on spots with the MinnKota, and then anchor when we did catch or see fish on the Humminbird. Had to work for them, but wound up averaging three fish per hour with the faster action early and then slowing when the sun got high and the wind layed down--typical August fishing. Eyes and smallies are fat and look healthy--both fought very actively. Surface water temp. started at 68.7 degrees at sunrise and was to 72.4 when we headed in. Still a little cooler than average, but that is how this summer has been. Might be my last time on Mille Lacs--busy with football now and waterfowl hunting starts in a month. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      these should be available at Circuit City, BestBuy, or pretty much any other electronics store. Go check them out, a play around with them, just to see which one you find easier to use. 
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Best is the one that's suited to the purpose used for. 
      My usual preference is a middleweight Standard because it's versatile and can serve many purposes with only quickly made alterations - add saddlebags, rack etc. 
      No need for more than two cylinders. 

      My view of what's best? 
      2 wheels, a frame and a 2 cylinder 4 stroke motor.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Are you out to add color or protect the wood or both? A natural oil sealer is something to consider -- it lets the beauty of the natural cedar show though and still protects the wood. You can also get the same type of "penetrating oil sealer" in colors. Hard finishes (varnish) may look tacky and will require re-sanding and finishing over time --while the oil sealers can be touched up annually with a new light coat without sanding -- a much more natural look. Go to a "real" paint store and talk to them about your project -- skip the Home Depots and Lowe's "advice"
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      you want a hard, fine-grained wood for carving lures. high quality wood so your hardware won't split the wood or so it won't soak up a lot of water then split. water WILL gain access to the wood no matter how good the paint. 
      and the acrylic is fine.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      I know this: you need to be on the water around 4:00am and the window of opportunity is small. When 6:00am rolls around, you should be done fishing for sturgeon.
    • Jennifer Dewitt
      Is the canadian seal hunt still going on? if it is still on, does anyone know when it is supposed to commence this year? If any one have good idea please reply me with a quality comments.