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    Default Lightfield Sabot Slugs

    It looks like these will not be available fora couple of years. My H&R slug gun loves them. Has anyone found another slug that works as well?
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    Default Re: Lightfield Sabot Slugs

    I've always had pretty good luck and accuracy with standard slugs in both smooth bore and rifled barrels. I took a number of hogs in FL back in the late '80s and early '90s with them at some strawberry farms. Mossberg 500 with smooth and rifled barrels, and a NEF(H&R) smooth bore single shot modified fixed choke, 12ga for both.

    As for sabots, none of my guns ever liked them. ...BUT, that was close to 30 years ago the last time I tried them.
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    Default Re: Lightfield Sabot Slugs

    When Allegheny Co went to shotgun only, I bought an Ithaca Deerslayer in 12 ga with a 20" rifled Bbl.

    I initially tried Federal slugs in both 3" and 2 3/4" and never got any kind of accuracy.

    The first sabot I used was BRI in 2 3/4" and got pretty good groups to 100.
    They were eventually bought out by Winchester who had BRI info on the boxes.
    Initially, the BRI Winchesters were the cats ass at 100 yds.

    I'm not sure what happened but when the BRI packaging went away, so did the groupings.
    Maybe changes to the projectile.

    I then tried LightFields and Remington Copper Solids.

    Even with different projectile weights, they hit reasonably close groups.

    I bought about 10 boxes of the Copper Solids so am using those until I run out.

    2017-10-16_03-06-50 by poofy27, on Flickr

    Some guns seem to shoot certain brands better so perhaps get a couple boxes of a few brands and experiment.
    These are ones I've tried.

    2019-11-09_04-33-57 by poofy27, on Flickr
    Last edited by 27hand; November 9th, 2019 at 05:38 PM.
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    Default Re: Lightfield Sabot Slugs

    I like breneke hey have several flavors to pick from

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    Default Re: Lightfield Sabot Slugs

    My Mossberg 835 with 1-35 twist loved the Lightfields, had to try other brands when I ran out. After spending a bunch of money on testing multiple sabots, the 835 likes the Federal Fusion sabot slug, 12ga 3” 7/8oz @ MV 1700 FPS.

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    Default Re: Lightfield Sabot Slugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Gripsafety View Post
    It looks like these will not be available fora couple of years. My H&R slug gun loves them. Has anyone found another slug that works as well?
    Why won't they be available?

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    Default Re: Lightfield Sabot Slugs

    Quote Originally Posted by mpyingling22 View Post
    Why won't they be available?
    The story I got from the local shops is that the factory has been closed and is being moved to the US.
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    Default Re: Lightfield Sabot Slugs

    I have no idea what the real story is, but today I was in Walmart and they had plenty of 20 ga Lightfields (which is what I use) but no 12 ga. They had none at all when I was there on Friday.

    I now have enough for a few years.
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