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Old 08-14-2007, 03:09 PM
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Default Slugs And Buckshot: Comparison and Recoil?

After My Cross-Country Practice, I decided to go to the nearest Farm And Fleet store. After picking up 50 pounds of whole corn for the upcoming rabbit season, I decided to test some ammunition for the upcoming Shotgun Deer season. I bought 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch Rifled Slugs and 12 gauge 3 inch 00 buckshot. I am curious to know what is better for a great sized deer, what will be a better accurate shot, and what recoil is worse. Is there anydifference between th recoil of regular shot or is it harder?

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Old 08-14-2007, 09:49 PM
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they both kick pretty hard.i would use the slugs for deer hunting .they will drop the deer cleanly the buckshot you got to pick out shot might take more than one.save thebuckshot for home defense.Im sure some southerners might disagree
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:53 PM
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thank you....so stick to slugs??
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I agree to disagree hehehe j/k
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I think there are several factors for you to concider before making your choice.One would be your gun.Is it a slug gun with a rifled barrel?If so I would definately use the slugs.If not you may want to try both through the gun on targets placed in the ranges you expect to be seeing your deer.Personally I have taken many deer with buckshot and nary a one with a slug but I know Joel has taken many with the slugs and maybe none with buckshot. One idea I'd concider would be put a slug in the barrel and buckshot in the magazine in case a running follow up is needed.Hope this didn't mess ya up.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:34 PM
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i knew you southerners would disagree
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well im torn...i could just do a half and half combo in my guns magazine!!
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:25 PM
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i knew you southerners would disagree

Reply from LA (Lower Alabama):

Some of us use bigger buckshot than others!

See: http://www.deerhuntersclub.com/forums/shotgun-hunting/559-biggest-buckshot.html
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:22 PM
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I was wandering do you know what type of slugs are the best for a smoothbore shotgun?
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id use a slug because it is more accurate and hits harder plus it has more penetration
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:06 PM
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Default Buckshot....

New here but thought I would chime in. Being in Texas we can use any centerfire cartridge for deer. I have used slugs for a hog and it is very effective. This year I used buckshot because it was all I had to use. I was using standard 2 3/4 in 00 buck in 12 gauge. I was using a Mossberg patrol shotgun with 18 1/2 barrel with cylinder bore, no choke. Shot was at 20feet. All nine pellets hit the lungs and the deer dropped, kicked, and went nowhere. Though very effective only 2 of the 9 pellets exited. But at very close range, under 25 yards, buckshot is hard to beat, IMO......
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