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fokuz 11-24-2007 10:16 AM

Newb Shotgun Shooter
Hey guys, Ive seen plenty of deer this season, hunting in coosa county in alabama...but this is my first year with my 12 guage slug barrel. The gun is a Mossberg 500A and im shooting with Remington 2 3/4" 1 ounce rifled shugs. I am just wondering what range this type of gun can manage. my dad is hunting with a 30/30 so his stradegy is totally different than mine. from what i hear, 100 yards is about the best i could hit, i dont have a scope on it yet so what do yall recommend distance wise that i could shoot at? thank you in advance

timberghost 11-24-2007 11:36 AM

Hey fokuz glad to have you aboard the forum. If you have no scope on your gun and your using open sights I think that 100 yards is pushing it. But if you know your guns range and accuracy and feel comfortable enough to shoot that distance then it may be a field decision.

deeraddict 11-24-2007 12:14 PM

:goodposting:nothing to add

fokuz 11-24-2007 12:58 PM

cool, thank you for the help...funny thing happened though, my dad decided to buy a 270 and give me the 30/30 haha, so we are going up to the land before the next hunt to sight both of them in. :pickle:

timberghost 11-24-2007 01:27 PM

Cool man, well forget what I said about 100 yards pushing it. GOOD LUCK.

deeraddict 11-24-2007 02:05 PM

Good luck. 30/30 is a great weapon. hope you get big one

joel the signman 11-25-2007 11:38 PM

buy some leverlution ? ammo its from hornady its a little more but boy does it shoot out of those lever action30/30s

caseburkhead 02-13-2008 06:54 PM

a good clean shot could range up to 85 yards

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