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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

Super Cell Recoil Pads Compatibility with 870

Randy, I recently bought a used 870 tarhunt with the black synthetic stock. Will the new style Remington super cell recoil pads work on this stock? This gun will shoot one ragged hole at 100 yds with the Lightfields. I am a believer now that shotguns are as good as many of my rifles to 150 yds. [...] Read More
Aug
27

Removing Recoil from Ithaca Model 87

I have been using Lightfields since they first came on the market in my Ithaca Model 87 12 gauge featherweight. It is chambered for 3 inch, however, the recoil is devastating even on the 2 3/4 hybrids. I caught scope eye, twice in the same day, (actually caught the bridge of my nose), the second [...] Read More
Aug
27

Switching to Lightfield Slugs

Hi Randy, I want to first say thank you for all of your hard work in the world of slug guns. My question- I have a Browning BPS Deer Special with a 22 inch rifled barrel. I am wanting to switch to Lightfield Slugs, but I do not know where to start as far as [...] Read More
Aug
27

Calliber Equivalent of Hybrid 3″ Elite

WHAT IS THE CALIBER EQUIVALENT OF THE HYBRYD 3" ELITE 12 GAUGE SLUGS? ARE THEY MORE POWERFUL THAN THE FULL BORE .710 CALIBER FOSTER SLUGS such as (THE 3" REMINGTON, WINCHESTER OR THE FEDERAL FOSTER RIFLED SLUGS) ? THE FEDERAL SLUGS ARE 1 AND 1/4 ONCE COMPARED TO THE OTHERS THAT ARE 1 ONCE. Robert, [...] Read More
Aug
27

Powder for Commander IDS 465

Hello Randy, I have some Commander IDS 465 gr Slugs for hand loading. Do you have an other powder recommendation since they have discontinued Solo 1250? You can use Green Dot powder (Blue Dot is to slow), to load the 465 grain Commander in a 2 3/4" Cheddite and Fiocchi hull.  Start at 24.0 grains and go NO MORE than 27.0 grains, that IS A [...] Read More
Aug
27

Lightfield Loads for a 1 in 35 Inch Twist Barrel

Hello there, Mr. Randy I have shoot federal 3 inch mags loaded with hydra-shocks for 15 years out of my rem.1187" with a 1 1n 35 inch twist. Keeping the holes touching at 50 yards off a bench. Federal quit making them and I can’t find them anymore. I tried the Horandy SST and got [...] Read More
Aug
27

Information on Lightfield Ammo

HI RANDY, I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS 1. WHAT STORES AROUND MY AREA CARRY LIGHTFIELD AMMO? 2. IS THE LIGHTFIELD AMMO LOADED IN THE USA NOW? 3. CAN I SHOOT THE 3.5 INCH COMMANDER SLUG IN MY CONVERTED OR RECHAMBERED 3 INCH 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN THAT HAS BEEN RECHAMBERED TO 3.5 INCHES? 4.*** CAN YOU [...] Read More
Aug
27

Book on Slug Gun Shooting

HI RANDY, WILL YOU OR HAVE YOU WRITTEN A BOOK OR SOMETHING ON SLUG SHOOTING? YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY PHENOMINAL KNOWLEDGE ON THE SUBJECT OF SLUG SHOOTING, SLUG GUNS AND BALLISTICS, AND I'M SURE MANY OTHER THINGS. I WOULD BUY IT IN A HEARTBEAT! THANKS ROBERT SANTINI All We have written so far is two years [...] Read More
Aug
27

Slug Type for a Mid West Deer Hunt

Randy I just submitted a question about which slug to use for a mid west deer hunt using a Remington 1100 cambered for 2 3/4 inch rifled barrel but I forgot to tell you it is 12 gauge and a 4 power scope. Thank you Bob Bob, My choice would be the Lightfield Hybred Exp [...] Read More
Aug
27

Slug Type for Black Bear Hunt

Randy, I may be going on a black bear hunt in Maine, and was wondering what slug you would use, if you were to use a slug gun. I will give you the details of my shotgun. Mossberg 500, 24 inch fully rifled cantilever barrel 12 gauge. I am looking at using the Hybrid Elite [...] Read More