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  
crestliner17

slug barrel ?

Recommended Posts

crestliner17

Does anyone know of a place in the west metro that would have reasonable prices on slug barrels? I would like to get one for a BPS since I will be forced to hunt closer to home then our traditional northern minnesota excursion.

Should I get one made by browning or is there an aftermarket barrel that is more cost effective and has good quality control?

Thanks in advance.

Mg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lawdog

I have a Mossberg fully rifled barrel on one of my 870's. Its a good shooting barrel and seems to be of fine quaulity. I'm sure Browning will rip you pretty good for one of their barrels.

Most all sporting good/gun stores have some slug barrels.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
xedge2002

I have a Hastings barrel for my BPS. I think I got it at Cabelas. I have the rifle sites on it but if I were to do it over I would get a scope mount barrel and put a red dot scope on it. You can look them up on the website I think they are around 250.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee

I would Cabin Fever Sporting Goods in Victoria a call.I believe they carry slug barrels or they could for sure get what you are looking for.

Cabin Fever

952-443-2022.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
crestliner17

Thanks for the replies, It just seems like $200-250 is alot of $ for a barrel if I will only be hunting in a slug zone for 1 year, but you never know it may come in handy in the future.

Thanks for the info,

Mg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DRH1175

I would definitly get one as well. You will have it forever. I hate the performance of bird barrels and rifled slugs. Outside of about 30-40 yards I do not feel confident. However with a rifled barrel shots of 100 are definitly takeable

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OUTDOORNUT

DRH is right, then mix that riffled barrel with some quality sabot slugs and you have a deer killing machine in your hands!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
96trigger

I agree with all of them. I switched to a rifled slug barrel years ago, I will NEVER go back. They are just too accurate. The extra range is nice but man you can get some really tight groups at 30, 50, and 75 yards. As for type, I would go browning or hastings, I don't have any experience with a mossberg, but hastings makes one of the best aftermarket barrels out there. Spendy though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee

I would have to agree with the Hastings barrel.I have one on my 1100 and does a very good job.I also have a Mossberg shotgun with a Mossberg rifled slug barrel and that is not to far behind.

One thing I would do for sure if you buy a good rifled barrel is go to a rifle range or a place you can shoot and try some different brand slugs for the gun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JDM

I am pretty sure that your only options for a BPS is to go Browning or Hastings, because I looked into it. To my knowledge, Mossberg does not make one for Brownings. It will run at least $250 new. I would call around and see if anyone has a used one. You never know what you will find. Also - If your not to picky, for $300, I think you might be able to find a new or used gun with a slug barrel.

I hunt with a rifled barrel and with the new Hornady sabots or that new Winchester slug that has been out a couple of years, I have a killing range out to 200 yards. My gun drops 12" at 200 yards when sighted in a 2" high at 100 yards. I have shot deer out to 150 yards with it. I do use a scope though. I have killed quite a few deer with a shotgun / sabot combo.

My only complaint is the cost of the ammo. $12.99 for 6 shots adds up in a hurry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
96trigger

Quote:

My only complaint is the cost of the ammo. $12.99 for 6 shots adds up in a hurry.


Thats 5 deer with one shell left over for next year grin.gif. cost is the same when you factor in that you won't shoot a box at a deer. One shell, one deer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JDM

C'mon! I hunt in a large party and I get to shoot a lot of deer. smile.gif I also practice every now and then, which is where it really adds up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ron Burgundy

How's the recoil on the SSts? I'll be shooting them out of my 870. Either those or the Remington Premier Core Lokt Ultras. That's what I have right now anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JDM

I think they kick hard. I shoot and 870 as well and I put a limbsaver recoil pad on it. That helped. I also had the barrel ported at Magna Port. That also helped. For sighting in, I bought a Lead Sled, which really works well. I used the SST's to kill three deer last year. Very high velocity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
uffdapete

Quote:

C'mon! I hunt in a large party and I get to shoot a lot of deer.
smile.gif
I also practice every now and then, which is where it really adds up.


Put in perspective and it's not nearly as high as the cost of missing or wounding. Add up all the other costs of the hunt and it's worth whatever it costs to know you're shooting well. If you have a cantilever scope mount, sighting in should be very minimal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JDM

Why do you think I practice? Thanks for the enlightenment though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DooWap

I use the Remington Ultra Core Lokts and they work great, the 870 shoots about as good as a shotgun can with a rifled barrel and 4.5x scope. I wasn't so much worried about spending a lot of money on ammo when I sighted that scope in for the first time as I did icing my shoulder after that afternoon smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
carpshooterdeluxe

at what ranges do you plan on shooting with your bps? thats the invector plus choke system; same as my winchester super x2 and i have a 4" rifled choke tube i bought...with remington buckhammer slugs its 6" groups @ 100 yards with open sights shooting off a caldwell led sled...and inside 50 yards its a three shot cloverleaf. just an option and a choke costs a lot less than a new barrel; but for optimum performance you cannot beat a fully rifled barrel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
crestliner17

After walking the land, when I was chasing birds this weekend, the perfect afternoon stand location (if we have a NW wind) would have shots out to about 60-70 yards over a swamp.

Mg

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

    • Chris-Stanton
      added many new features and options
    • MNoutdoors99
      Hey I am planning on ice fishing on Lake Minnetonka this winter with a friend and I am using a snowmobile to get to the lake from the trails. I would enter onto the lake in Orono off the Luce line trail and end up in Stubbs bay. I was reading on other forums saying avoid the channels but it seems to be the only way to get around the lake to other bays especially since I am on a snowmobile. I was wondering if they eventually are safe enough to hold up a snowmobile in mid-late January, and if going through them faster helps possibly? I would like to fish around the Smith's bay area and the only way I can do that is going through channels. I know Lake Minnetonka can be sketchy with ice thickness and I don't want to end up through the ice, thoughts? Thanks.   Jim
    • delcecchi
      The DSL service is great since they ran the fiber down 24 a few years ago.   I was presuming that the poster didn't have that option if they were considering satellite.     AccessMN is another possibility if they are still around.  
    • Tony S
      OK I will post a report just on the offhand chance that someone else still reads these things.  Fished at Birchdale afternoon of Saturday 10/21 and morning of 10/22.  Fishing was good Saturday for keeper sized fish, nothing big but caught 29 fish in 6 hours,  mostly nice keepers 14 to 19 inches long and not too many dinks.  Sunday morning fishing was slow and then it got super windy so pulled the plug early and went home.  Jigging in shallower spots, could not troll crankbait because of debris on line.  Others had mixed success.  Shiners were around.  
    • Troy Smutka
      10/22/17     Hunted water in central MN from a boat blind both days. Despite gusty south winds one day and temps not exactly October-like, new ducks were around that moved in during a cold, clear night with a west wind during the week. Calendar migrators from the Dakotas and southern Canada. Saw eleven species and harvested ten--typical late October mixed bag. A mixed, medium-sized decoy spread with a crosswind on a point with the sun behind us was the ticket. An Avery Quick Set blind with fast grass mats and two Lucky Duck HD spinners rounded out the set-up. Subtle mallard quacks, chuckles, and drake whistles mixed with goose clucks, pintail and wigeon whistles locked up birds nice and close--no loud contest calling. Cold weather and West and NW winds this week should get a bunch of new birds in--probably a mixed bag of species still. We saw or heard eight flocks of specklebellies migrating on Sunday. Look for a show about one of these days of hunting on my You Tube channel (Fishing and Hunting the North Country) by later in the week.  Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I pulled my boat for the winter today. Sure hated to have to do that, but have tons of stuff to do to get ready for the fall, winter stuff! Cliff
    • MinnowBuckets
    • redlabguy
      Good day!  Keep the reports coming! We’re islanders and had to pull out a week ago. On my last day out by myself I boated a thick 28” walleye to close my season. We brought filets Home so my old fisherman, 95 year old dad could enjoy a good fry,  I still enjoy reading about the lake so keep reporting. Thanks, Dick
    • eyeguy 54
    • Ray Berg
      The wife and I were up to L O W  for whole week. Great weather, good fishing and fun time. Was able to fish 7 days split up between Morris point, Long point and the river. For me Long point was the better bite. May have seen a couple members of outdoors Mn on Tuesday out of LP. Let me know if I'm right. Also met member from Wisc. at Morris point( real good guy) Anyway didn't seem to matter much what color jig caught them on every color with frozen shiner. Some days were better then others but always caught fish. Ate several meals of fish and brought fish home. Also caught a 14 in perch that I brought into taxidermist. Plan on going back at least one more time this fall . ( Too good not to).