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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

Conversion of Mossberg 500A to DSG

Hi Randy, I know as a company you guys cannot afford to have the tools to make all shotguns into DSG conversion. My question is are you guys capable of turning my Mossberg 500A pump 12 Gauge chambered for 2 3/4 and 3" shells into a DSG? My receiver is already tapped for a scope [...] Read More
Aug
27

Consistent Groups After Fouled Barrel

Hi Randy, I shoot 12 gauge 2 3/4" Lightfield Hybred Exp's in an Ithaca Deerslayer II (made in King Ferry, NY - before the move to Ohio). What I have noticed is that the first shot I take through a clean barrel is off by quite a bit, but that once the barrel is fouled [...] Read More
Aug
27

Confidence in Weapon

Randy, Thanks for the quick response to my question about the Exp's through a clean barrel. I'm not looking for ridiculous accuracy, but I do want to have confidence in my weapon -- something I haven't really had since switching from rifle to a slug gun. Would firing a few cheap birdshot loads before sighting [...] Read More
Aug
27

TarHunt Site Information

I have learned more in 15 min. of reading on the TarHunt site than all the years of shooting and gun store gossip. Thanks Randy. Can' t wait to apply your tec. Thanks, Ron Forbes Mt. Morris ,NY Ron, We try to keep our web site info down to earth and in a real world [...] Read More
Aug
27

Increase Accuracy of Mossberg 695

Hi Randy, as an owner of an already decent shooting Mossberg 695 bolt action slug gun, what modifications or improvements can I make to increase the accuracy of my weapon? The abysmal trigger pull is definitely on my list, but I'm not sure what other changes would yield discernable improvements. Any suggestions? Thanks, Joe Joe, [...] Read More
Aug
27

16 Gauge Slug Improvements

What’s with the new 16 ga slug, what makes it better than the old one? Mel, Since there is no 3" mag. version of a 16 ga. slug gun, increasing the weight from 7/8oz up to a full 1oz. sabot gives the 16 ga. better all round performance as a slug gun. Randy Read More
Aug
27

Customizing Remington 11-87 shotgun

Hi Randy, I own a Remington 11-87 shotgun. I know that you guys cannot do a full conversion on a semi-auto due to the gas rings, etc. but could you guys do a trigger job and maybe replace the barrel with one of your custom barrels? Thanks for your input! Al. Al, We can do [...] Read More
Aug
27

Scopes for Heavy Recoil of 3″ Exp’s

Randy, I’ve been shooting Lightfield Hybrids for probably 20 plus years through several different guns. I would like to thank you for years of great shooting! My question is what scopes do you recommend for the heavy recoil of 3" Exp's. I've broke Nikons and Weavers! Shooting Benelli sbe with ER Shaw custom barrel. Price [...] Read More
Aug
27

Twist Rate of Shaw Barrels

What is the twist rate of the Shaw barrels that you put on your guns? 20 gauge barrels are 1-23 twist 16 gauge barrels are 1-30 twist 12 gauge barrels are 1-28 twist TarHunt pioneered these twist rates back in 1992-1994. Since all the other companies didn't care about slug hunters at that time they [...] Read More
Aug
27

Increase Range of Remington 870

I have a year old Remington 870 with rifled barrel and Nikon Slugmaster scope. It is a good shooter but would like to increase my range out to 200 yards. Do you offer a conversion for this and if so is that a possibility? We do a fixed barrel conversion to the 870 Rem. We [...] Read More