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Mark, nice set up.  Have been eying an aimpoint for my 835 for Turykey's but could also work for slugging deer.  How have you liked it so far?  
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Originally posted by SD Dog SD Dog wrote:

Mark, nice set up.  Have been eying an aimpoint for my 835 for Turykey's but could also work for slugging deer.  How have you liked it so far?  
 
Sorry for the delay.
Just got it mounted on the shotgun, but it worked well on my AR.
I love it! Yippee 
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Might have to give it a try.  As for slugs, since you have a smooth bore, don't worry too much.  Been using as smooth 20ga for years.  Shoot Fed Rifled slugs.  Could keep them on a paper plate at 100yds with iron sights
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Had to move the T1 back towards the breach to get a solid sight picture, but this little optic works well with 00 buck, once I got it sighted in. I'll give some slugs a go next weekend.
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 With a smoothbore, the big Foster type or Brenneke slugs will probably work as well or better than sabots.
 Sabots were really developed in conjunction with rifled barrels to extend range and accuracy over conventional slugs, and might not work too well in a smooth bore, although a friend gets good results with his Benelli.
 I've killed a lot of deer out to 100 yards or so with a smoothbore Improved Cylinder barrel on an 870 and Foster ( Remington and Winchester) slugs. A lot of Cape buffalo have been taken with 12 gauge Brennekes. ( By others- my ship hasn't come in with an African hunt yet!)
 I wouldn't even attempt that with a Foster-type. Fine for deer-sized stuff, though.
 As far as cheekweld, a stick-on or lace-on cheek pad would solve that problem easily and economically.
 (If you test fire any sabots, I'd be VERY interested in your findings!)


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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

 With a smoothbore, the big Foster type or Brenneke slugs will probably work as well or better than sabots.
 
Funny you mention that, Ron. I just ordered 50 rounds on Brenneke  KO Foster type slugs online. These "seemed" VERY inexpensive when compared to the other sabots that Brenneke offers. 
I'm primarily looking for self defense rounds, but some occasional deer hunting too.
 
All advice on slugs or buckshot for my application, greatly appreciated.
 
  
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  I know I'm way behind the times in slug technology, so I'll be learning right along with you! My first exposure to Brennekes was over thirty-five years ago when my Dad picked up a couple boxes of this expensive, mysterious German ammo with claimed gnarly powers.

 Those were a heavy, solid lead slug that had heavy spiral rifling flutes/ fins, with a thick fiber wad screwed to the rear of it.
 They shot very accurately in his Remington 58 Sportsman 12 gauge slug barrel, (smooth bore). And I'm sure penetrated far better than other hollow fosters, not that it really mattered on broadside deer.
 I think he killed every deer he fired them at, and it was a bunch. (We lived in a shotgun-only deer management zone.)
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