SHOOTING the 20ga 3″ NeoTec FLC
By using the 20ga 3” NeoTec Copper slug you have made your slug gun into a BIG BORE Rifle that is ballisticly better than the 45/70 Govt standard production round. The slug is a .62 caliber bullet, 26% bigger in diameter then the 45 caliber and 500+fps faster than the 45/70 Govt round. Don’t WAST your slugs/MONEY shooting at 100yds to begin with; (you may be disappointed). UNTIL you can shoot golf ball sizes GROUPS at 50 yards, you have not mastered shooting, a slow velocity, Big Bore Rifle form a shooting bench. As with any new technology, there always seems to be a cause and effect issue that comes to light and must be considered, to get the best performance out of something New or Improved. Sometimes they require making some open minded adjustments.
The NeoTec FLC slug DOES NOT react like any other 20ga slug round you have ever fired. The 3″ 20ga NeoTec FLC 355gr Copper slug has a unique felt recoil. It feels and reacts like a low velocity big bore rifle, because that’s what it is! But its recoil duration time is almost twice the amount of time that a normal Big Bore Rifle, shooting above 75+ grains of gun powder! That means you cannot relax your grip on the gun as you squeeze the trigger. Relaxing your grip comes after the recoil cycle is almost over!
“Full bore size Copper slugs and gun Torque“:
All of the TIME the slug spends moving thru the barrel; the muzzle is constantly rising above the point of aim “NO MATTER WHAT”. May be the forend has even lifting up off the rest? As the slug enters the rifling it is trying to twist the slug gun clockwise, as it accelerates from ZERO up to 52,000rpm’s. These two actions working together causes the 10:30 flyer issue, even at 50 yards. If a high left shot is consistently frustrates you; it is because to light a grip was used particularly with your left hand! Depending on what point you loosen your grip on the gun during the recoil cycle. The flyer can even go high right toward 2:00; if the right hand torque, causing the rotation, is allowed to completely overcome the gun during the recoil cycle.
A firm two hand (GRIP) style gun control is required while shooting the 20ga 3” NeoTec FLC slug gun off of a shooting bench. GRIP the slug gun the same way you would hold onto any other Big Bore Mag rifle, to keep from being hit above the eye by the telescope.
A “very consistence amount of grip” is required with both hands, shot to shot, firing any slug past 135 yards. The amount of muzzle lift will be in-consistent; as any changes in your GRIP will affect the trajectory (point of impact) down range. Every shooter will hold the gun slightly different but ONLY when you become consistence in your GRIP, can you truly zero your slug gun. That’s why another person CANNOT truly zero someone else’s slug gun.
If the overall recoil felt thru the grip of your hands on the gun and the push on you shoulder, doesn’t feel the same each round thru out the recoil cycle. You have not yet master the technique of shooting a slow Big Bore Rifle off of a bench. And accuracy will suffer.
Zeroing a bolt action slug from a Shooting Bench:
Lead Sleds, usually won’t work to zero a hard kicking rifle; and is even worse trying to zero a slug gun because of the time the slug spends in the barrel, compared to a rifle bullet. If the slug gun is being held to solidly by the lead sled and NOT allowed to slide straight back while the slug is moving thru the barrel; the gun reacts by trying to just jump out of the Lead sled. If there is no real TWO hand gun control the muzzle can be pointed anywhere by the time the slug leaves the muzzle!!
“It feels and reacts like the big bore rifle”, because that’s what it is. The 20ga 3″ NeoTec™ FLC slug round may have been designed to be fired in a 3″ 20ga slug gun with a factory chamber, and a fully rifled barrel. But the slug takes almost twice the amount of time to do it, as a rifle does! That means you cannot relax your grip on the gun as you squeeze the trigger. Relaxing your grip comes after the recoil cycle is over! The tendency of most shooters is too relax their grip and back away from the gun as the trigger is squeezed; instead of continue holding the grip until the recoil cycle is almost done. Thinking this will somehow reduce the actual total felt recoil? The reality is the felt recoil is now even more as the 10lb gun gets a running shot at you shoulder. Instead of the recoil energy is being used up pushing your upper body back over center. And absorbing the recoil at a much more comfortable rate. Avoid leaning forward at a sharp angle, sitting behind a hard recoiling rifle, as the recoil is NOW trying slide you and the bench you’re sitting on backwards, causing more muzzle lift and all that goes with it!
Setting up your slug gun at the shooting bench:
You have just read all the technical reasons why the 20ga 3” NeoTec™ FLC Copper slug could move the muzzle around a lot before the slug exits the barrel; when firing off of a shooting bench. Start with how YOU physically set at the bench and how YOU set up your slug gun on the shooting bench, to begin with. It is just as important as the technical side of controlling the slug gun itself. It would take a long time to explain how to do just that in writing. The TarHunt web site has a video that explains just that. All the major points are discussed in this video. It is well worth the 4.5 minutes it takes to view this video. On the HOME page, mid-section, left side. BOLT ACTION ZEROING TECHNIQUES.
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The NeoTec FLC line up:
NeoTec™ FLC round: NeoTec™: (new technology) FLC: “Full Length Case”
AVAILABLE NOW: The 62cal 20ga: 2 3/4” & 3” “NeoTec™ FLC 355gr Copper slug is just shy of the so called normal (385gr 7/8oz) 20ga slug rounds that have been loaded for decades.
Availability: The 12ga 2 ¾” & 3” 12ga NeoTec™ FLC rounds will depend on the PRICE AND AVAILABLITY OF THE .750 DIAMETER Copper rod. The 73cal 12ga: NeoTec™ FLC (1oz+gr) Copper bore size slug was designed to weight the same range as normal recoil of trap and sporting clay rounds. To help hunters understand that a (465gr) slug is NOT a real a heavy weight slug in 12ga 73 caliber bore. The 12ga NeoTec™ FLC Copper slug will be loaded in both 2 ¾” and 3” rounds and should be fired in their appropriate length chamber the best performance. The normal (1oz- 437.5gr) bore size 12 gauge rifled slug is a very light and is very short length for the (.730ths) 12ga bore size.
Remember the “Why case length is so Important” ; applies to both the 20ga and 12ga especially when it is fired in a rifled barreled slug gun!
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NOTE: By using this product the USER assumes all responsibility for firing this round through any type of a fixed choke or choke tube, period! TarHunt is NOT responsible for any and all damages to the firearm(s), person(s) firing the firearm, and or person(s) as bystanders due to any misuse.
WARNING: FOR FULLY RIFLED BARRELS ONLY. Keep out of the reach of children!
For your reference: The 20ga Schrifle™ slug must fit the barrel exactly like a rifle bullet fits the bore of a center fire rifle barrel. The 20ga Schrifle™ round was designed to be fired thru a SAAMI spec rifled slug barrel. SAAMI specification for a rifled slug barrel ONLY allows for a .002ths maximum tolerance period!
The Internal size of a SAAMI specification rifled slug barrel: On top of the rifling (bore diameter) is .609ths minimum and .611ths is the maximum diameters. In the bottom of the rifling between the lands (grove diameter) is .618ths minimum and .620ths maximum diameter. The 20ga Schrifle Copper 365gr or the NeoTec FLC Copper 355gr projectile is .619ths in diameter, exactly in the middle of the (grove diameters) set at .619ths min. and 620ths maximin diameter.