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Remington Accutip slug ballistics?

Last deer season I started using the new Remington Accutip slugs for my rifled 12 ga model 870. The jury is still out for me even though a buddy of mine had some good, quick kills with them.

Now I am trying to find ballistic trajectory information on line but not even Remington seems to publish it. Hmmm...makes me suspicious. If it is such an accurate slug you would think Remington would want to publish its ballistics, like they do for their centerfire ammo. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a trajectory table for this slug? Thanks!

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When you are only talking a

When you are only talking a hundred yards why not just go out the the range and make your own.  All  it takes is some cardboard and targets.  That way you know what it is doing out of your own shotgun. 

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Just trying to save time and

Just trying to save time and expensive slugs. I'm also just curious why Remington doesn't publish the trajectory table if they are so proud of their new sabot slug.

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Possibly could be because

Possibly could be because they sell so many less compared to their centerfire ammunition. Might just not be worth the time for them. Plus it seems like you really can't reach all that far out there with a shotgun even with a slug like that. I wouldn't atleast.

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here you go :)

The 12 gauge slug weighs in at 385 grains while the 20 gauge slug weighs in at 260 grains. The 2 ¾ inch shells produce 1850 feet per second while the 3 inch shells produce 1900 feet per second. The 2 ¾ inch 12 gauge slug generates almost 3000 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle and carries over 1700 foot pounds of energy at the 100 yard mark.

AccuTip Bonded Sabot Slug
Gauge     Length     Slug Wt.  Muzzle Velocity
12 ga     2 ¾”         385 gr       1850 fps
12 ga     3”             385 gr       1900 fps
20 ga     2 ¾”         260 gr       1850 fps
20 ga     3”             260 gr       1900 fps

                                         

I couldn't find a remington chart (the remington accutip shoots slightly tighter, flatter, farther and hits harder) but here is the close comparrison Hornady chart for you:

http://www.hornady.com/store/12-ga-Slug-300-gr-FTX/

 

 

 

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back in the day, we used

back in the day, we used remmington "sluggers" the all-lead rifled slug you shot out of a smoothbore with a cylinder choke.

i wonder how well these things work. as time progressed, i got a slug gun and fired the winchester platinum tips out of it. i recovered my first used slug out of a deer and i found the jacket in tact but it ejected the lead core. not an ideal combination.

to tell you the truth though, i never had a problem knocking them down with regular slugs.

i hope those tipped slugs work out for you. good luck on the clean kills, because that should be our goal. hopefully, it will extend your range a little too.

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remmington accutip

do you have  access to a good range where you can set up targets at 25, 50, 75 and 100 yds. i'd try to shoot all 4 yardages, and when you zero for 50, you should be able to fine tune your sight enough to find your maximum point blank range, then you'll just aim for where you want to but the slug anywhere out to 100 and you should be in the kill zone.

this is about the only thing i can think of in absence of the ballistic info you want.

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I took an eight point with a

I took an eight point with a neck shot at 30 yds. this year and the deer slamed the ground like hit by a truck, twitched a few times and died two minuites later.

The acuracy and energy out to 100 yds lets me aim without any thought of trajectory and never worry about lethality.

Past 100 yds and I figure I need to hunt better. But I hunt in the dense Virginia woods, not open land.

I was thinking you could use one of the free online balistic calculators and plug in the numbers and get a trajectory.

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One big thing missing to get

One big thing missing to get a trajectory reading. Ya gotta have some reasonable Ballistic Coeficent on the bullet used. If it were a rifle bullet you could cross reference to another bullet of the same weight and shape and get pretty colse. But I've never seen a B.C. for a shotgun slug.

It was mentioned earlier to fire your gun out to 100yds in 25yd increments. Thats as good as it's gonna get with a shotgun and slugs. And thats not all bad because your not gonna do a lot of shooting with a shotgun past 100yds anyway.

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a question on a question

how many ft/lbs do the 3'' 20 gauge shoot.

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Velocity times velocity

Velocity times velocity devide by 7000 devided by 64.32 times bullet wt equals energy.

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