I submitted my application earlier this fall for the Matsu hot spot hunts. I had considered buying a slug gun but better sense came over me and I decided to check out my bird gun, a Beretta 686 Onyx, with slugs. I've shot it for almost 20 years and still shoot it biweekly on trap, skeet and 5 stand. In all this time I never shot a slug through it. I picked up 3 boxes of the Remington 1 ounce Sluggers and headed to Birchwood. I had intended to do some load testing on my 400 Whelen but the overcast skies made it tough for the chronograph to read and the wind kept blowing my target frame over. Geesh, can't get a break. I headed to a 25 yard range for a quick test of the Beretta. I installed the skeet tubes and shot offhand using only the front bead and the same sight picture I would use for a straight away bird or clay target. I was impressed. I might have to actually sand bag it to see what it can really do. Now if they would hurry up and call. Probably call when I'm working doggone it.
Shot one was in the orange bull, shot two was at 0430, shot three at 1200 just above the bull, shot four at 1200 just above three and shot five was at 0530.