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Who's hunting with a shotgun this year?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by 336A, Nov 1, 2012.

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  1. 336A

    336A Member

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    I've decided to pull out the 12GA Mossberg 500 this year for deer season. I used to deer hunt a lot with this gun when I was younger. when I was 16 busted my rear on the farm to get the then new 24" rifled cantilever barrel. sabot slugs are just to expensive for my tastes anymore though. I recently purchased a 20" vent rib barrel and will be using federal Truball slugs. I really like the way slugs hammer deer, they just drop as if flipping a switch. I've never had a rifle shot deer react in the same manner.
     
  2. Patocazador

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    Big fat bullets (like a slug or Maxi-ball) will put 'em on the ground 'rat now'.
     
  3. MCgunner

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    Well, I've already kilt a lot of doves with mine. Time for my musket to come out of storage. :D .50 is all the caliber I need. Shotguns are for the birds. [​IMG]
     
  4. tacxted

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    Ill be using my 870 with a rifled choke tube. I got back from the woods an hour ago, we saw lots of sign but nothing in the bag yet.
     
  5. PonyKiller

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    I'll be out with my mossberg 500 this year. Not much choice in jersey, I shoot the Hornady slugs with mine. at 2.25 a pull it's not a plinker that's for sure. I sight it in and wait! crossing my fingers for better luck and better weather this year.
     
  6. 27hand

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    I will be unless I score another deer with my arrow gun ( new ten point wicked ridge invader)in the next 2 weeks.

    I use an Ithaca Deerslayer in 12ga. with a 20" rifled bbl and a cheap Simmons 3X9 on top.

    I use Rem copper solid sabots that group at about 2" at 100. Lightfields are a bit tighter but I still have 6 boxes of Rem's solids so will keep using them till they're gone. I have probably posted the target pics in other threads. Last years target.[​IMG]

    My county is SG only for about the last 20 yrs or so.

    I started using regular slugs in 2 3/4" and 3". Ugly 12 groups.
    BRI sabots brought the groups in to about 4" @100.
    Winchester bought them out and I continued using them for a few years with pretty good results.
    My buddy was using Rem copper solids. I tried and liked them but they are costly.

    I shot a doe last year in our extended season at about 70 yds. It went 20 yds.
    The sabots are costly so I only shoot 2 shot sight in groups ea yr. The SG groups tighter than my pump .06.
     
  7. red rick

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    I just bought a Savage 220 to try out this year. The scope mounts will be here tomorrow, so I hope I can sight it in Sunday.
     
  8. LeonCarr

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    I can legally hunt with rifles where I hunt, but I will be taking a fully rifled barrel Remington 870 loaded with Winchester/BRI Sabot Slugs.

    The terrain I hunt consists mostly of pine forests and post oak savannahs where 60 yards is a long shot and made to order for the slug gun.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  9. JEB

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    i will be. here in Iowa, it is almost shotgun only. lucilly i live and hunt in one of the few counties that allow the use of centerfire rifles during our January antlerless season. but during December it is shotgun/handgun only.

    i will be using my mossberg mav. 88 with a fully rifled moss. 500 barrel and a 1.75-4x bushnell scope, shooting federal power-shok sabots. i used to really hate shotgun hunting with a passion due to the crappy accuracy (pie plate groups at 50 yards), but once i got everything just the way it should be (good slugs, rifled barrel, scope, etc...) i am much more confident in it. talk about an accuracy improvement, im down to 1.5-1.75" groups at 100 yards!
     
  10. T.R.

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    I've taken many whitetails in Bucks County with my slug gun. But recoil has always been annoying to me. So I made the switch to modern muzzle-loader by CVA and never looked back.

    TR
     
  11. heeler

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    My brother and this weekend.
    I bought him a super clean Winchester 1300 Deer barrel shotgun a couple of years ago for $150 and he put a 4x Bushnell Banner shotgun scope on it earlier this year.
    Groups Brenneke K.O. slugs pretty good.
    Hope he scores.
     
  12. Patocazador

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    I got one of those rifled tubes for my 870. I would have sold it to you 1/2 price. Make sure and try a slug with an I.C. tube and compare. After doing that yours will probably be for sale too.
     
  13. Hunterdad

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    It's shotgun only where I hunt. You can use handguns as well, so I considered taking out my T/C Contender in .30-30. But, I got the NEF Pardner Pump out last night and got the slug barrel put on. Ordered up a scope base and will be putting a red dot on it. I think its going to be a great set-up for where I hunt.
     
  14. 27hand

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    Not sure now if I'll have room in the freezer. Got another deer this morn with the crossbow.

    I still have 2 tags so I might go sight the slugger in.
     
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    Ithaca 37 deer slayer and a ruger super redhawk.

    The ol m37 has never let me down.
     
  16. 336A

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    I love those ol Ithaca Deer Slayers. That is what my BIL uses, he has killed more deer with it than anyone I know. He just never seems to miss with that gun.
     
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