So this summer I bit the bullet & spend some cash on 12-ga sabot slugs to do some long range practicing with my Beretta 390 w/Hastings aftermarket fully-rifled barrel... my set-up REALLY likes Federal’s 3" Barns Expanders sabots so I decided to see what they’d do beyond 150-yards... my set-up shoots a 1.5" 5-shot group @ 100-yards... What I found was that after 150-yards this round really starts to drop off... from 0~150-yards it is pretty flat shooting... going from 150~200-yards there is a 1'6" drop & from 200~250 yards there is a 3'6"drop... grouping @ the 250-yard mark was a 5" average which is more than ‘Minute Of Whitetail’! Long story short... I took this info out hunting this Michigan gun season, along with my Leupold laser range finder, & scored me a nice 7-point @ 148-yards, a doe @ 224-yards & another doe @ 232-yards... who says you can’t ‘reach out & touch’ stuff with a modern 12-gauge shooting sabots? Side Note: I used a Harris bi-pod to make all 3 kills. Now, if I can only get my set-up to like one of the newer, flatter shooting sabots out there I don’t believe 300+ yards is out of the question at all! FYI, up until this year my record was 180-yards with my set-up... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!