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Lightfield Ammunition Corporation specializes in manufacturing the hardest hitting, most accurate saboted slugs available to today's hunters for use in their rifled shotgun barrels, even at extended ranges. During that all-important split second immediately after a slug is fired and prior to its exiting the barrel, maximum spin is imparted to the locked sabot/slug assembly. Once a Lightfield Hybred® EXP Sabot Slug Shotshell clears the muzzle the design produces incredible projectile stability through both the supersonic and especially the subsonic phases of the slug's flight. Maximized projectile spin rate and flight stability are the most important factors when incomparable consistency and accuracy are the goals. 5 rounds per box.
Ammo Test - Lightfield vs. Hornady vs. Federal
Gun used: H&R 20 Ga Ultra Slug 3" Magnum w/24" Blue Rifled Barrel
Scope: Redfield Tracker 2-7 power
Ammo was tested @ 100 yards using a rifle rest
Lightfield Hybred 2.75 inch, 7/8 oz Sabot Slugs shot 3" groups @ 100 yards (White Box)
Hornady 20GA SST, 250 gr FTX Sabot Slug shot 3" groups @ 100 yards
Federal Premium Barnes Expander Sabot Slugs shot 5" groups @ 100 yards (worst of the three ammo's tested)
September 23, 2012
Good slugs that hold together when they hit. The challenge with them is their accuracy is not as good as newer slug designs. I used these slugs for 5 years about 8 years ago and they have the same design even though winchester, remington, and hornady have come out with better slugs.
They do the job if you are close but I never shot anything over 100 with these although I shoot 150yds now with the other brands.
June 21, 2012
Shot a deer 3 times with these slugs. Finished the deer off with my revolver. Kicked like a horse on my shoulder. The shells did, not the deer. Not accurate either.
February 27, 2012
Best Hunting Slug
This is my favorite hunting slug and the only one I use now. I have been using it for about 4 years now. I use the 12 gauge with my Mossberg 835 Ultimag with rifled barrel for hunting whitetail deer. I like the fact that it is a larger slug compared to most sabots. I was so glad to discover this slug after years of using smaller sabot slugs that would leave tiny entrance/exit holes, and little to no blood trails. The knockdown power is great with this slug! The accuracy is great too. I've never shot a more accurate slug with my gun. I watched my cousin drop a moving deer at over 150 yards with his H&R using this slug. Lightfield is the only slug manufacturer for me now!
February 1, 2012
The 20ga certainly has enough power to kill deer or bear out to 100 yards. The Lightfield slugs are excellent but should only be used in a rifled barrel. That's where they get their accuracy from. I don't reccomend a full choke for any type of slug.
Using a rifled barrel for whitetail deer, yes. I wouldn't recommend using a smooth bore or choked barrel with this slug. This is a sabot slug and won't act like a rifled slug would in a smooth bore. It is a great slug for rifled barrels though. I know that it will take down deer in 20 gauge. I don't really know about bears though. I would say that you could kill a bear with their 20 gauge slugs, but I would personally want to use a 12 gauge if I were going to try to kill a bear with it.
Lightfield would suggest that you only use 2 3/4 in slugs in guns chambered in 2 3/4 or 3 inches. The reasoning is that there is enough gap between the end of the shell and where the chamber necks down to the barrel on a 3 1/2 chamber using a 2 3/4 in sabot slug that the sabot could be push out and separate from the slug, possibly causing pressure issues. From My understanding lightfield is the only manufacturer warning of this possibility. They are also one of the few manufacturers making sabots in 3 - 3 1/2 inches. I think they recommend using the 3 1/2 in slug (or at least the 3 in) in 3 1/2 in chambers. I have never heard of anyone having any problems with this issue. I talked to someone associated with lightfield and they said that they had seen some guns that have erratic patterns with undersized slugs.
I have personally used 2 3/4 in lighfield slugs in my 3 1/2 in chambered Mossberg 835 Ultimag 12 gauge with rifled barrels for years and not seen any issues myself. Accuracy is great. I wouldn't use it with a smooth bore though as sabot slugs are made for rifled barrels. And if Lightfields warnings worry you then just play it safe and use a 3 1/2 in slug with a 3 1/2 in barrel.
You will have to experiment with the old "Foster" style slugs to find out which one your gun likes. The Remington Slugger, Winchester rifled slug or the Brenneke rifled slug would be a great place to start.
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