Re: 20 guage h&r ultra slug hunter problems
Finding the favorite slug of any gun is not necessarily quick, easy, or cheap. I shoot a 12 ga. H&R Ultra Slug gun and I tried at least 14 or 15 different sabot slug makes, types, and lengths before stumbling on the fact that my Ultra Slug prefers 3 inch Federal Hydra Shok sabot slugs. There are actually two different slugs my gun prefers as a result of my lengthy testing and they come in pretty close to equal as far as accuracy goes. The 3 inch Federal Hydra Shok is first with 3-shot groups that are either a single jagged hole at 100 yds from a sandbagged benchrest with the 3" Brenneke KO Sabot Slug coming in a very close second shooting cloverleaf 3-shot groups at 100 yds from a sandbagged bench rest. If I were you, I would check to make sure my scope was snugged right and that it hadn't been jarred and damaged in some way. I can't speak for the 20 Ga. version except to say that I know two guys who have had misfire peoblems with the 20 Ga. version and had to send their guns back to H&R. I know 13 other guys who shoot the 12 Ga. version and all of those guns shoot pretty close to as accurately as mine does. We all belong to the same hunting club and all purchased our guns, Nikon Slughunter scopes, and Limbsaver recoil pads from the same dealer and all got deals you only dream of on the set-ups because of the volume purchase.
The 12 Ga. Ultra Slug guns will shoot better than you can hold from my experience but sometimes you have to work to find the favorite slug for your particular barrel. First, check your scope because I would be willing to bet that is where your problem lies. Then, sight your gun in using either the 3" Federal Hydra Shok sabot slugs or the 3" Brenneke KO Sabot slugs at 25 yds. and then back off to 50 yds. My guess is that if your scope is good and you shoot from a sandbagged benchrest, you will be getting either a single jagged hole or a cloverleaf 3-shot group. Once I had it shooting right at 50 yds. I would make the necessary adjustments to have it hitting 2 1/2 inches high at 50 yds. and then just hunt with it. If you can get it shooting a 3-shot cloverleaf group hitting 2 1/2 inches high at 50 yds. you have a gun that will do the job for you in the deer woods.
My guess is that it's not the gun!
Last edited by SlugThrower; 02-09-2011 at 07:07 AM..