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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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thanks a lot fellas....and by the way joel on the subject of slugs, i have a smoothbore but i was thinking because i use sabot slugs i should get a rifled barrel
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-03-2007, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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i under stand that some slugs are made for both barrels....coul you explain which one like those are, and what is the best for a smoothbore?
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-12-2007, 11:09 PM
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lichfield hybrid slugs.give em a try
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 07:25 AM
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I totally agree with all the advice you've been given, I'd like to add one thing about the nervousness subject. EVERYONE gets nervous especially at shooting time BUT I PROMISE you, you're going to love that feeling of PRIDE when you harvest your first Deer...
Just imagine you come dragging a deer behind ya and maybe your Dad see's you first, he comes running to greet you and he's smiling bigger then ever that's not just a happy smile son, that's a Proud Smile too, then you see your Mom and she's wearing a bigger smile than your Dad had, it's not just a happy smile that's a proud smile as well,, your brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors, all with that same smile, people you don't even know are going to congratulate you and even they will have that same smile.
Now please REMEMBER,,, we LOVE seeing pics and I can't wait to see yours.

Good luck

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-09-2007, 11:29 AM
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Hi Friend,

If you are going to hunt with a shotgun, the best advice I can give you is know your guns limitations, and don't ever shoot at anything that you aren't sure that you can hit where you aim.

Test you gun by target practicing with it at different ranges. Each shotgun shoots differently. I can't stress this enough.

A 12 guage will bring down a grizzly with slugs, but they lose there shocking power the futher out the slug travels.

My advice is only shoot slugs no buckshot, and only shoot at an animal that is 50 yards or closer.

If you follow these rules you will bring home the venison.


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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 05:34 AM
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If you see a Buck and get the feeling that you want to count the points, remember, get him first, then you can count the points anytime that you want.
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 06:45 AM
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Slugs that are made for a smooth bore shotgun, has the rifling made on the slug. Check out this page on google.
rifled slug - Google Image Search
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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 05:14 PM
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yea if you have a smooth bore barrel dont shoot sabots, you might as well use a ball and musket. Sabot slugs are made specificaly for rifled barrels.. The slugs with the rifling made on the slug are also known as foster style slugs, you do want to use those with a smooth bore, but not with rifled bc it will cause leading and throw ur aim off. So smooth bore use foster style and rifled use sabots. Rifled and sabots have much better acuracy and ballistics. As far as brand, shoot around and see what ur gun likes.
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 05:16 PM
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foster style slugs will actually work against the rifling in the barrel, which is why it causes the leading. Also i forgot to mention, dont shoot slugs out of ur smooth bore with a full choke. It will be fine, but using a more open choke is a bit better, the slug will basically slam into the full choke and slow it down, probly not too noticable though.
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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-27-2007, 05:51 PM
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I use the Hornady SST slugs. a little more pricy but the only drop 6 inches from 100yrds to 200yrds. I shot a really nice 8point last year at 175 yrds so iim definitly going back to those.
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