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#1 runNgun

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:08 PM

I'm going to be sighting in my slug gun tomorrow for deer season and just need a little advice.

These are the slugs I will be using:
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Now here's my question: If I sighted in for 2.5 inches high at 75 yards would I still be okay at distances shorter than that would I still be pretty good at 100 yards too shouldn't I?

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Edited by run'ngun, 24 October 2007 - 07:11 PM.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 12:49 PM

According to their charts, Eric, you will be right on at 100 yards and fine at short range. The best advice is to try them at various ranges and see what your results are. You might not be happy with them and try something different.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:17 PM

Eric keep in mind that all bullets start to drop as soon as they leave the muzzle. When you sight in at your 100 yds in reality you are pointing the muzzle up. Now the bullet travels in an arc just like a baseball you throw from the outfield. Since the bullet is traveling at 1350 fps when it starts it will most likely reach its peak at something less than 75 yds and will be starting down by that time. Since it looks like your bullet will not exceed 3 inches high from the muzzle to 100 yds if it were me I would aim point on all the way to 100 yds. The energy and speeds quoted on the chart for 125 yds and over 4 inches low at that point I would keep my shots at 100 yds or less and aim right on.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:47 PM

Thanks guys!
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:40 PM

75yds is too far to sight those in at. The slug will have dropped below supersonic speed about 1220ft/s by then. You'll have goofy results trying to sight in after it slows back thru the sound barrier.

Sight those in about 2.75 inch high at 45yds. You'll be able to hit more consistently at 100yds if you do this.
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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:22 PM

Thanks for the suggestion Leo, I'll have to try that.
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