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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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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
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 11:36 AM
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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.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 12:14 PM
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nothing to add

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 01:27 PM
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Cool man, well forget what I said about 100 yards pushing it. GOOD LUCK.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 02:05 PM
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Good luck. 30/30 is a great weapon. hope you get big one

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 11:38 PM
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buy some leverlution ? ammo its from hornady its a little more but boy does it shoot out of those lever action30/30s

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 06:54 PM
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range

a good clean shot could range up to 85 yards
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