Slugs for deer
Posted 15 September 2007 - 02:18 PM
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:48 PM
Posted 15 September 2007 - 07:43 PM
For your purpose, yes, the slugs will be fine in any choke. The more open the better, but I don't think it's that critical. My brother shot a 6 pointer between the eyes at 50 yards with a 50 year old Browning A5, 30" full choke and slugs using the brass bead for sights. The .223 is less of an option than the slugs.
She's 14 and shoulders 30-06 w/o any kind of recoil pad shooting reg rounds not the reduced recoil. She duck/pheasants w/ a 12g with no issues. I would never have her take a shot with a slug at 100y just asking opinions.. I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict were prob wont see any deer other that doe's, but I alway keep my fingers crossed in Cali. My main ? is does a slug preform ok in a normal barrel, or does it need the rifled barrel or rifled choke? I've only taken birds w/ a shotgun and never shot slugs out of em for big game. I just want to make sure she is carrying something, cause at this point, that is our only alternative unless I give her the .223 and pray for one hell of a shot!!! J/KJohn
Posted 15 September 2007 - 07:49 PM
"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But I repeat myself."--Mark Twain
Posted 15 September 2007 - 10:19 PM
Posted 16 September 2007 - 03:59 PM
Good idea, but since I failed chemisty on several occasions I don't want to end up like elmer fud wabbit hunting and come home w/ a black face. Thanks for all the imput.. Sounds like Im gonna stick her w/ the 12g. I'm not counting on her taking anything this year, but at least she will have the option if we come accross anythign with range... John
John, you could consider picking up a Black Powder rifle. They don't have a ten day wait. And they are a lot of fun to shoot. Just a thought.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 07:46 PM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 11:19 PM
Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:50 AM
One rifle, one planet. Holland's 375
Posted 18 September 2007 - 05:32 PM
The 22" rifled barrel on the 12 gauge was designed for sabots. I have never fired them through it, just can't justify the added expense. I use the Federal 1 OZ rifled slugs and the accuracy is acceptable. In the 16 gauge I use 7/8 OZ Federal rifled slugs, and they also have adequate accuracy for my purposes. After about 70 yards the slugs drop like a rock and that works just fine for the heavily wooded area I hunt in NY. I would conceder using the 12 with slugs on wild bore though, I think they would work fine. When I am Quail hunting in D-13, the area I have my deer tag for, I carry a couple of 20 gauge slugs, just in case I run across a dumb buck that lets me walk up on him, then stands there while I switch from 7 1/2's to the slugs, wishful thinking I guess.
Hey rr....Are you using sabots?, rifled slugs or smooth?Thanks,
Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:07 PM
I actually talked to a co-worker who said he would loan me his 30-06, but the guy is such and over time whore, he hasn't been home in 2 days, so at this point not likely. We have a couple new additions (teenagers of age) going up, one being someone I don't think will take great interest in shooting and I quote, Bambi, so I think we will be taking his rifle and giving it to my niece and letting him roam with the 12g... I'm gonna go look at Black powder in the next couple of days too. Thanks for all the input.. Its nice to have a place with so much knowledge...JP
Any chance of finding a loaner for her?
Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:46 PM
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