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Old 11-06-2006, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK guys this post may seem shameless and a bit cheesy but I wanted to know if anyone has a slug gun they could lend me for this firearm season. My wife is pregnant with our second set of twins and times are really tight. The hunting budget is getting cut. I put in for the daily draw and did not expect to get picked. I could give you collateral and a guy or two on this board could vouch for me that I won’t run off with your gun. You might be helping a man get his first deer and my kids would join me on the hunt. Post, pm or email [email protected] Thanks.
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My thoughts on it are that if you already own a shotgun you're set. Just go buy rifled slugs for it and hunt. Any smooth bore shotgun with rifled slugs should be accurate enough out to 50 yards. Locate the thickest cover you can find in that area and hunt it. If you're able to shoot more than 40 yards you are not in thick enough cover. The really big ones will be heading for it opening morning once the barrage starts. Just beat them to it. Good luck.
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Wow!! second set of twins.... I am also shooting out of a smooth bore gun. I tried a couple of different slugs and found one that I can put three in about a coffee can size target at 60 yards. Mind you that this is off of a shooting bench, but with a set of sticks I hape I can do the same. Good luck with the soon to be additions to the family and the hunt.
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My thoughts on it are that if you already own a shotgun you're set. Just go buy rifled slugs for it and hunt. Any smooth bore shotgun with rifled slugs should be accurate enough out to 50 yards. Locate the thickest cover you can find in that area and hunt it. If you're able to shoot more than 40 yards you are not in thick enough cover. The really big ones will be heading for it opening morning once the barrage starts. Just beat them to it. Good luck.
Thanks for the reply. I'm a little confused. I can use rifled slugs in my gun, an upland over/under? What about my adjustable chokes, just use the most open one?
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I have heard different thoughts on this. 1. Use the full choke tube as it will "squeeze" the slug keeping the gasses behind it to give you better reach and accuracy down range. 2. Use the most open choke tube (not sure which it is either modified or improved) so the choke doesn't effect the slug as much leaving the barrel. Personally the guns I shoot slugs from are both smooth bore crack barrels with no choke adjustments. One is a modified and the other is an improved. Both shoot slugs equally well. Just be sure to buy slugs designed to be shot from smooth bore shotguns. I also put the question of which choke to use on another site I visit. We'll see what kind of answers come back from there.
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With an over/under, you have the benefit of a fixed action too... these are generally the more accurate styles. I use a bolt action shotgun myself, and they and breakaways seem to be the most accurate hands down. (Think Tar-Hunt and H&R Slug hunter). I would personally use the most open choke, because I would think the slug might slam into a restricting tube and cause erratic paths.
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With an over/under, you have the benefit of a fixed action too... these are generally the more accurate styles. I use a bolt action shotgun myself, and they and breakaways seem to be the most accurate hands down. (Think Tar-Hunt and H&R Slug hunter). I would personally use the most open choke, because I would think the slug might slam into a restricting tube and cause erratic paths.
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Apparently the improved will be your best bet. Put that in and go shoot some practice shots to check out your accuracy.
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hey rookie, i know how it is to miss hunting season. why don't you call me and we'll talk about the possibility of you useing my 11-87 slug gun. i will need it 1st season, but i may be able to help you 2nd season. check your pm.
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Ken, I'm disappointed! Why didn't you call me first, you know I'm the guy to hook you up. How about a Mossberg 695 slug gun (fully rifled barrel and scope to boot)? I need to get my decoys I left at your place anyway so I need to take a ride out your way. If you still have my number, give me a call. If not, shoot me a PM and we'll set something up.
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