TarHunt built its first prototype slug gun in 1987 and began the manufacture of our first production model in 1990. Between that time and the present the one factor that has become the most evident is that our guns are not magic for the shooter.
Yes, our slug guns will shoot 1 inch groups, but only if the shooter…
- Can find a good lot of slug ammunition;
- Has a good rest to shoot off of and has spent the time necessary to learn how to shoot well off of it;
- Can find a telescope that will continue to work for more than 100 rounds. Most slug gun shooters cannot tell when a scope has gone bad;
- Remembers the fact that riflesare zeroed (sighted-in) at 100 yards and then checked at 200 and 300 yards; while slug gunsare zeroed at 50 yards and then checked at 100 and 150 yards;
- Remembers to always use a range-finder prior to taking any shot longer than 100 yards;
- Will spend the time to learn the intricacies of shooting slugs at 100 yards. For example, a 10 mph crosswind moves a slug 5 to 6 inches at 100 yards. A tail wind causes the impact point of a slug to move up, and a head wind will move the impact point down. It is evident then that slug movement of 5 to 7 inches at 100 yards is not uncommon. To take this a step further, a 15 to 17 mph cross wind, typical of what one might encounter during a November/December deer hunt, will move a slug 9 to 11 inches at 100 yards and a full 24 inches at 150 yards.