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TeamAsgrow
 March 20 2017 08:45AM (Read 1713 times)  
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I finally got a chance to get the new 220 out to the range. I started with some Hornaday SST slugs. at 50 yards they were kind of all over the place, the first few were pretty good. Then I realized I should let the barrel cool a bit before too much shooting. I then tested some Remington Accutip slugs, they were grouping nicely but to the left of center. I moved a target back to 100 yards and only had 7 Remington's left and 5 SSTs. The SST's were wildly all over the place. I fired 2 of the Remington's they were touching, I corrected the scope and fired the last 5.

I was shooting off my range bag as a rest, and I am not the best "Rifle" shot. I think this thing is far more accurate than I am! I can't wait to get the boys behind it and see what they can do!

Here is the Remington Accuptips at 100 yds.



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 March 20 2017 09:05AM  
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Those are some pretty good results! Looks like you are all set for the youth hunting season! How was the recoil and have the Asgrow boys tried shooting it yet?


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 March 20 2017 09:18AM  
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Those are some pretty good results! Looks like you are all set for the youth hunting season! How was the recoil and have the Asgrow boys tried shooting it yet?



I didn't think recoil was bad. We are going to the range after school tomorrow to shoot some of the Hornady SST Lite rounds. They should hardly feel the recoil from those. I would have got that thing shooting a little higher but I ran out of the slugs that I brought!


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 March 20 2017 09:52AM  
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Wow, that is dang good for the first time on the bench. If the boys can tolerate the recoil, those accu-tips look to be ticket for sure.

For field shooting, I bought one of those Primos Jim Shockey tripod trigger sticks a couple seasons back. That thing is solid as a rock and big improvement over the stoney point sticks i had previously. I can VERY comfortably shoot seated or standing with the tall model and I am 6'1". Having the trigger makes changing elevation on the 3 sticks effortless.


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 March 20 2017 09:53AM  
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Give the federal trophy coppers a try too.
They group great out of my 220, and have twice the expansion of the accutips.


 
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 March 20 2017 10:13AM  
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Give the federal trophy coppers a try too.
They group great out of my 220, and have twice the expansion of the accutips.



I will look into them. I think I am going to see where the SST lites hit, see how the boys handle that recoil then go from there.


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 March 20 2017 11:23AM  
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Give the federal trophy coppers a try too.
They group great out of my 220, and have twice the expansion of the accutips.



Try the Federals. Since they came out with the 220, I have read a bunch on it. If I had more hunting years left I would try one. Most articles had Fed's on the top of the list to try, and had the best comparisons. I have excellent luck with 12 ga SST's , but a buddy had similar results with the 20's in a 220.


 
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 March 20 2017 11:49AM  
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Give the federal trophy coppers a try too.
They group great out of my 220, and have twice the expansion of the accutips.



Try the Federals. Since they came out with the 220, I have read a bunch on it. If I had more hunting years left I would try one. Most articles had Fed's on the top of the list to try, and had the best comparisons. I have excellent luck with 12 ga SST's , but a buddy had similar results with the 20's in a 220.



I am looking into all possibilities. I did not look into the Federals at first, but they will be on my next list of slugs that I purchase. I have several boxes of the standard SST's and 4 of the Lites to shoot. I also have a couple boxes of the Remington's. I think this gun is by far a better choice to get the boys deer hunting than my old Muzzle loader.


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 March 20 2017 12:51PM  
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Don't forget to scrub the barrel every 3-4 shots. The sabots will foul rifling awful quick.


 
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 March 20 2017 12:56PM  
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Have you looked into the Schrifle slugs by Tarhunt? These are non sabot slugs that will not foul rifling, with some pretty good accuracy, and consistency to them. I would love to hear some results firsthand.


 
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 March 20 2017 01:02PM  
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Don't forget to scrub the barrel every 3-4 shots. The sabots will foul rifling awful quick.



Yeah, I did not clean the barrel while I was at the range, but plan to clean it before our next time out.

I have looked into the Schrifle rounds a little. They are more than double the price of the Premium Sabots that I bought, and traveling at 2150 FPS I feel they would be too hot for the boys to shoot.


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 March 20 2017 01:48PM  
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That's impressive.


 
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 March 20 2017 02:21PM  
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Have you looked into the Schrifle slugs by Tarhunt? These are non sabot slugs that will not foul rifling, with some pretty good accuracy, and consistency to them. I would love to hear some results firsthand.



Schrifle slugs cost $45 for 10.


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 March 20 2017 02:43PM  
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Don't forget to scrub the barrel every 3-4 shots. The sabots will foul rifling awful quick.



Yeah, I did not clean the barrel while I was at the range, but plan to clean it before our next time out.

I have looked into the Schrifle rounds a little. They are more than double the price of the Premium Sabots that I bought, and traveling at 2150 FPS I feel they would be too hot for the boys to shoot.



Understandable, just wondering if they are everything they are wound up to be, and as clean as they claim. Thanks


 
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 March 20 2017 02:55PM  
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I have a question that may be for another topic, but do you or anyone else on here go through a "break-in period" with the barrel on their new rifle or rifled shotgun? I mean some people suggest doing something like:

1. Fire 3, clean barrel
2. Fire 3, clean barrel
3. Fire 3, clean barre
4. Fire 5, clean barrel
5. Fire 6, clean barre
6. Shoot it!

I guess the idea is to smooth out and/or remove any burrs, uneven edges, rough mating surfaces, and so forth that might be present in the gun or to "season" the barrel.


Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem (I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery). -- Thomas Jefferson
 
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 March 20 2017 03:07PM  
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I have a question that may be for another topic, but do you or anyone else on here go through a "break-in period" with the barrel on their new rifle or rifled shotgun? I mean some people suggest doing something like:

1. Fire 3, clean barrel
2. Fire 3, clean barrel
3. Fire 3, clean barre
4. Fire 5, clean barrel
5. Fire 6, clean barre
6. Shoot it!

I guess the idea is to smooth out and/or remove any burrs, uneven edges, rough mating surfaces, and so forth that might be present in the gun or to "season" the barrel.



I did not follow this procedure, I have read a lot on this subject and there is a lot of subjective, anecdotal evidence but nothing solid of factual.


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 March 20 2017 04:08PM  
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I've never cleaned the. Barrel of my 220 yet and I've been running the accutips. Most times at 100 yards I have to walk down and check the shots because they are so tight. Not saying another round won't shoot as good but to the OP if you want to save some $$ and not buy a bunch more sabots I'd run the accutips. I've already been down the road you're heading and I just ended up throwing $$ away trying other rounds. Once again you may find another round that works but I didn't.


 
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 March 21 2017 07:22AM  
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I am happy with the accutips. But I want to make sure this year we practice with some lite loads first and see how we handle the recoil, then work our way up to using the accutips for hunting.


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 March 21 2017 09:17AM  
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You might try removing that buttpad and seeing if a bag of lead shot can get slipped in there to add weight/soften recoil. My new 3.5" single shot turkey gun has a large steel bar in the butt for this purpose (thank god).


 
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 March 21 2017 08:13PM  
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What's the distance/range difference between the sst and sst lite?


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