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Bolt Action Rifled Slug Guns

Building one of the
“Best Guns of All Time”

He builds what have been called the “The most accurate rifled slug guns in the world”. (“Revolutionary” and “One of the 50 Best Guns of All Time” (2009) by Field & Stream magazine.) His Rifled Slug Gun series of slug guns have been called “Revolutionary” and “One of the 50 Best Guns of All Time” (2009) by Field & Stream magazine. They are used by hunters, competition shooters and law enforcement agencies throughout the world for one main reason…”They all consistently outperform the competition both on the range and in
the field”.

Randy’s company, TarHunt Custom Rifles, Inc., is under contract to the Lightfield Ammunition Corporation (the industries leader in sabot slug technology). He is the driving force behind the research and development of the “SameSite™ Accuracy” system using the Hybred-EXP series of sabot slugs from Lightfield Ammunition.

This “SameSite™ Accuracy” system is now the industries leader in sabot slug accuracy and technology.

Randy, along with Tony Kinchin, senior engineer and vice president of Lightfield, are responsible for both the testing and quality assurance of the Hybred-Exp as well as the Commander IDS Plus line of sabot slugs. Together, they are responsible for everything from the powder selection, product loading and accuracy acceptance tests.

Got a technical question?

There is nobody more qualified to answer it than Randy Fritz. This special section of our website is available exclusively to our hunting club members and gives you direct access to this resource.

Aug
27

Best Slug for 2 GA Mossberg 835

Randy, I have a 12 ga Mossberg 835 with a fully rifled cantilever barrel that I can't get sighted in as well as I would like. I know this won't be the most accurate set up, but I should be doing better than 4-5" at 50 yrds. So far I've tried 3" Commanders. Which slug [...] Read More
Aug
27

Selecting Proper Sight In

Can you use the same "sight in" at 50 yards with a 20 gauge slug gun that is used for the 12 gauge slug gun,or should you use a different "sight in"? The proper sightin for the Lightfield Hybred-Exp 2 3/4" sabot is 2 1/2" to 2 3/4" inches high at 50 yards for a [...] Read More
Aug
27

Velocity of Lightfield Ammo

Dear Randy, What makes lightfield ammo, specifically the 3" commander IDS and the Commander IDS Plus 3.5" cartridges with so much more velocity than other major magnum brand slugs? How is the extreme velocity accomplished? Please specify. Thank You, Robert Santini robertsantini@att.net Because slugs are all we make. We have had our own powders formulated for [...] Read More
Aug
27

Barrell Conversion Remington 1187

I have a remington 1187 with cantilever scope mount with red dot scope that i use only for shooting hornady sst...i see you do conversions for the 870...do you guys do your barrell conversions for that gun? TarHunt only converts the 870 Rem. pump guns. I cannot convert any of the auto loaders because the owner [...] Read More
Aug
27

Telling When Scope has Gone Bad

Aside from any obvious things, how can one tell when a scope has gone bad? If you shoot a number of rounds without changing the adjusters or the point of aim, a bad scope will start to show two or three separate groups, sometimes in a triangular shape. Each impact point will form a group, [...] Read More
Aug
27

DSG Conversion for 870 Wingmaster

Randy,I am thinking about sending you my 870 wingmaster for your DSG conversion. Problem is is that it is a 2 3/4. I would like to make it 3" if possible. Can you do this along with the rest of the conversion? Thanks Although it is possable to change a 2 3/4" 870 Wingmaster to [...] Read More
Aug
27

Converting Remington 870 Express 12GA

I currently have a Remington 870 Express 12GA shotgun that I would like to convert to a Designated Slug Gun. Your site lists an 870 customer conversion (right-hand) for $525, plus shipping. It also list a DSG Express Standard (right-hand) for a significantly higher price ($830). Does my gun qualify for the 870 customer conversion price [...] Read More
Aug
27

Effect of Cross Winds on Slugs

Hi Randy! I have read about the effect cross winds have on slugs, specifically when they are travelling less than supersonic, for example at 100 yards. My questions is what is the effect of direct head-on wind and direct tail wind on a slug? I would assume it will move point of impact up or [...] Read More
Aug
27

Improve Group of 100 Gr. Blackhorn 209 Powder and Shockwaves

Randy, I love the Lightfield slugs and I've used them for years. My question is regarding the alpha gold bullets in my TC Endeavor. I am using the 100 Gr. Blackhorn 209 powder and shockwaves and the group is not great, I am looking to improve on it. What is realistic to expect @100 Yards [...] Read More
Aug
27

Remington 870 Shotgun

I see that you use the Remington 870 shotgun and no other brand, is this because you feel that the 870 is better than a Mossberg 500 or some other reason. Also please explain why you use a bolt action on the TarHunt shotguns. R. B. Lott Rich, The main issue is, why would you [...] Read More