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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

Inaccuracy with Lightfield Brass Slug

In the past 5 years I have shot Lightfield high brass slug. These slug are sighted in using a lead sled at 50yards. All shot touching each other. When they went to low brass the shots are sometime at least 2inch off. Lightfield sent 3 boxes of there old high brass plus 3 boxes of [...] Read More
Aug
27

Best Accuracy with Mossberg 500 12ga

Randy, I began slug hunting 3 years ago in Ohio. Long time rifle hunter in WV and got hooked on bigger Ohio deer. My question is: I purchased a Mossberg 500 12ga with a ported rifled barrel that chambers 2 3/4 and 3 in shells. I just put a scope on my gun and have [...] Read More
Aug
27

Inconsistent Accuracy on Mossberg 500

Randy, Still cannot get any consistent accuracy on my Mossberg 500 with a scope. I have tried 3 different mounts and 5 different scopes now. Can not get any accuracy at all. Very, very frustrating. I was beginning to believe that it was just the barrel and not the mounts or scopes. So I shot [...] Read More
Aug
27

Better Results with Remington 11-87 Special Purpose Deer Gun

Randy...thanks for taking my questions! I shoot the Remington 11-87 Special Purpose Deer gun with 2 3/4" 1900fps Remington core lock Ultra (385 grain) slugs. I sight in with an Otters bench rest, however am not getting as good results as I would like. I can group a couple of shots then a "flyer or [...] Read More
Aug
27

Powder Load of Alpha Gold 300

I have a TC omega and I can only use Jim Shockey gold powder in it. What is the proper powder load if I use Alpha Gold 300? The reason I can only use that powder is that other brands leaves so much residue by the breach that I cannot get a second load seated [...] Read More
Aug
27

Performance of 20 Ga. Slug Gun

Randy I just wrote to you about how well the 12 ga 3" hybrid elites shoot. What do you think about a 20 ga. slug gun? The 20ga only looks good on paper because of higher velocity and it doesn’t recoil so much. It only gets high velocity form shooting light weight projectiles. They shed velocity [...] Read More
Aug
27

Minimizing Inventory

I have an 1100 (2 3/4" chamber) and a 11-87 (3" chamber). I'd like to minimize my inventory. What do you think about shooting the 2 3/4"s in both guns? Thanks, John John, The difference in accuracy while firing a 2 3/4" in a 3" chamber cannot be seen in a field held gun. That [...] Read More
Aug
27

Twist Rate of 1 in 26″

Randy, I shoot a Rem. 870 12ga. with a 24" fully rifled barrel it has a 1 in 36" twist. I plan on using Hybred EXP 2 3/4" slugs. Is the twist of 1 in 26" too fast for Hybred EXP's? The Lightfield Hybred series of sabot work well in every twist rates I have [...] Read More
Aug
27

Hybred in 2 3/4 Compatibility with Nikon Slughunter

Randy how does the Hybred in 2 3/4 work with the Nikon Slughunter. I wanting to put a new scope on my super black eagle II. What would you recommend for a scope for your slugs, please help. The Nikon slug Hunter really matches the trajectory of the 3" Hybred Elite @1730fps.  Much more than it [...] Read More
Aug
27

Rifling Rate of Mossberg 835

Are there any known issues with the Lightfield 3.5" Commander slugs and the Mossberg 835 Ultra-Mag Slug Barrel with Fiber Optic sights (Mossberg item no. 90802)? I have a question just posed to Mossberg about what the rate of rifling twist is in this barrel. My understanding is that a 1 in 29 to 1 [...] Read More