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Bolt Action Rifled Slug Guns

Building one of the “Best Guns of All Time”

 “It’s easier to get what you want, when you’re talking to people that understand what you need.”

He builds what have been called the “The most accurate rifled slug guns in the world”. His Rifled Slug Gun series of slug guns have been called “Revolutionary” and “One of the 50 Best Gun Designs 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 consistently outperform the competition both on the range and in the field”.

Randy’s company, TarHunt Custom Rifles, Inc., was the driving force behind the research and development of the Lightfield “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

Sabot Slug for Mossberg 835

Randy: I have a Mossberg 835 shotgun chamber in 3 1/2". I'm having trouble finding sabot slugs for it. I have found one place near me (Cabela's) that carries them. How much accuracy do I loose going to a 3" or even a 2 3/4" sabot slug? The only loss in accuracy that could possibly [...] Read More
Aug
27

Building Longer Range Shooter

Randy, I am interested in building a longer range shooter taking advantage of some of the new sabots available by Winchester, Horandy, Federal, and Remington. Of course if Lightfield has something available that can match or exceed the new stuff in the area of long range shooting, I want to know that too. Anyway, back [...] Read More
Aug
27

Performance Difference with New 1oz Load

Why was the 16 gauge 15/16th oz load changed to the new 1oz load? Will I see any difference in performance or speed with the new 1oz load? FYI-the 15/16th loads were awesome and just hoping I can expect the same or better? Thanks. We have increased the weight of the 16 gauge Commander IDS [...] Read More
Aug
27

Accuracy of Lightfield 2 3/4 EXP

I have an H&R ultra slug hunter 12 gauge with a heavy barrel and am using Lightfield 2 3/4 EXP. I went to the range last week to sight it in and was grouping 3 shots in a single hole, 4 inches high at 50 yards (I could not believe the accuracy of this combination) [...] Read More
Aug
27

RSG-12 for Right-handed Shooter with Dominant Left Eye

I am considering ordering your RSG-12 gun. I am a right-handed shooter that is left eye dominant. Does that have any effect on how a gun would be assembled for me? Thx! If you are right handed and have a left dominate eye we can build you a right hand operating bolt gun and fit [...] Read More
Aug
27

Reloading Lightfield Commander IDS 1 1/16 oz Sabot Slugs

Hi Randy... I have a Lee Loader II and have been reloading 2 3/4 Rem shells with Clays and 7 1/2 oz shot. I just bought two packages of Lightfield Commander IDS 1 1/16 oz Sabot slugs. My question is can I reload these slugs with my shells and equipment? I'm firing them through a [...] Read More
Aug
27

Ideal Length Barrel for a Slug Gun

What is the ideal length barrel for a slug gun? Is there any real advantage of longer over a shorter barrel? Thank you. Most all powders used in 2 3/4" shells will achieve full velocity in a 20" barrel. Some 3" slugs may need up to a 24" barrel to achieve max. Velocity. If they are fired [...] Read More
Aug
27

Best Slug for Mossberg 935

Randy, When using a Mossberg 935 with a rifled barrel, what would be the best slug to use a 3 1/2 or a 3". I guess if I can get good accuracy with the 3' and save a little shoulder that would be great, but if I had to take the kick to get the [...] Read More
Aug
27

Slug Type for Rem. 1100 3″ 20″ Barrel

Randy I have rem. 1100 3" 20" barrel which slug commander or elite. Dominick, I would use the "Hybred Elite" on deer size game and under, and the "Commander IDS PLUS" on game weighting over 300 pounds. The 20" barrel will work with either sabot slug. You may lose 50ft/sec.  Because of that barrel being 3 [...] Read More
Aug
27

Shell Type for 12 Ga 870 Smooth Bore

Hello, using a 12 ga 870 smooth bore with rifled choke looks like the Lightfield Hybred Lites 2 3/4 shell fits my needs, if I read correctly. Any others than that? Thanks for your help. Tony Tony, The 2 3/4"Lightfield Lites (in the yellow box at 1300 ft/sec.) were designed for the rifled tube. It [...] Read More