Re: ANYONE HAVE OPINIONS ON H&R ULTRA SLUG?
From my experience, the 12 Ga. H&R Ultra Slug will shoot as good as you can hold if you spend the time and money necessary to find it's favorite slug. That said, I must also tell you that if you grabbed 10 Ultra Slugs off the production line, one after the other, there is a possibility that the sabot slug favored by each of the ten guns might differ. For example: my Ultra Slug prefers the Winchester Partitioned Gold in 2 3/4 inch, my son's Ultra Slug prefers the Hornandy SST, and my brother's Ultra Slug prefers the Brenneke 3inch KO sabot. I have no idea why this is true, I just know that it is. What this means is that if you spend the time and the money to try every length of every sabot made, you will find a favorite for your particular Ultra Slug. Once you do, you will have a real shooter in your hands. One more thing . . . make sure you shoot the slugs at 50, 100, 150, and 200 yds because unless you do you will not know which sabot performs best at all ranges in your gun. It is possible to have a sabot that makes your gun a tack driver at 100 yds but sucks at 200 yds. I know that sounds strange but take it from one who has learned the hard way, it is true. Just one more piece of advice, don't cheap-out on the scope. My brother, son, and I all use the Nikon Slughunter and they are great. Leupold, Swarovski, Zeiss, and Nikon all make quality scopes. Nikon is probably the least expensive of the bunch. I have a friend who mounted a Tasco and another who mounted a Bushnell on their slug guns and both ended-up replacing those scopes within a year. Both had good experiences with these makes on their 30-30 rifles but they appear to have failed under heavier recoil.