Jump to content

Nova Slug Barrell Slugs


Recommended Posts

I was deer hunting this past weekend, and missed all 3 does. I do believe some was the shooter(me) but more important I am trying to stay with the Hornaday SST's. I can not get them to pattern past 50 yards. Who uses what brand and how tight are you patterns. I am looking for distance.

I am shooting Nova w/Leupold 2x7x33 and cant pattern the sst. At 50 yards the first 3 shots are good after that thy start pushign to the left. at 100.....dont even ask. O and the does were between 90 yards and the farthest out was 140 yards.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If its a rifled slug barrel on your Nova, try a 3 inch BRI Slug. Works great for mine. I get a half dollar group @100. That combo is (embarassingly) more accurate than my bolt action .223 at the same distance.


Only con I can think to the BRI slugs is some people think that too much penetration and energy transfer of BRI's are poor on deer unless you hit a bone somewhere.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They are a sabot round, and somewhat cheap. Ive seen them for sale for 8-12$ a box.


Remember, its not just the slugs that matter. I'm shooting them through a Nova, with Steel rings on the canteliver, that were lapped. Im looking through a Bushnell Banner 1-4.5x scope, that was torqued down correctly. if your using optics, lap and torque so that your POI doesnt move because slugs defintely tests your optics and mounts.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...