Re: ANYONE HAVE OPINIONS ON H&R ULTRA SLUG?
I have owned and hunted with a 12 Ga. H&R UltraSlug for the last 4 years. I regularly hunt farms owned by family members in three states (NJ, PA, and MD). My UltraSlug has accounted for 11 deer in the 4 years I have owned it. The shots made to take those deer ranged from 35 yds out to 148 yds. All 11 deer dropped within 20 feet of where they stood when first hit. Most never moved an inch.
Since breaking my leg in a farming accident 7 years ago, I always hunt from tree stands and always use a range finder. All three of my tree stands are located in the back corner of fields with pretty open views so I can take advantage of the distance shooting capabilities of the UltraSlug. My UltraSlug shoots the Federal Barnes Expander (non-tipped variety) best and I know from experience that it is absolutely deadly out to 150 yds. At 150 yds, my UltraSlug will shoot 3-shot groups under 3 1/2" (center to center) all day long from a sandbagged benchrest. Sometimes even grouping under 3" at that range.
I would absolutely recommend the H&R 12 Ga. UltraSlug to anyone. It is a real tack-driver. I would also recommend getting and using a good rangefinder and learning how your UltraSlug shoots at different distances and under different wind conditions. I used to hunt with a Mossberg 500 but one session at my range convinced me to keep the mossberg as a home defense gun and use the UltraSlug for deer hunting.
I have heard that the H&R UltraSlug in 20 Ga. has had some failed-to-fire problems. Well, I know 3 other men who own and use the 12 Ga. variety of the UltraSlug and none of them have ever had a failed-to-fire incident and neither have I. By the way, my brother (who is one of the 3 other UltraSlug owners I know) killed a 10 point last season at a ranged 203 yds. with his UltraSlug and it died where it stood when hit.
Last edited by UnclePete; 03-20-2011 at 08:09 AM..