GUN shotgun question v.firingslugs

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  1. AVengeance

    AVengeance Active Member

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    Does choke matter when shooting slugs? Can you shoot slugs from a choked barrel, or only smoothe bore? I don't have a way to check bore than I'm aware of, but I assumed the shotgun I bought (12ga pump) was SB, but the guy I bought it from just told me it was a full choke. Then proceeds to tell me I can still shoot slugs out of it.
    Since I don't want to kill myself (not like that anyway) or blow my gun to bits, I figured I'd ask around.
     
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    What kind of shotgun is it?
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    :werd:

    That'll help us alot.
     
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    i'll tell you something about slugs: if it is a smoothbore, slugs are inaccurate as fuck, even rifled slugs. last night, i fired a few 3" slugs out of a breakopen NEF 12 ga. painmaster. at 25 yds, the wadding was the only thing hitting the paper. the slug dropped fast. at 35 feet, it was hitting about 6" low. the wadding makes a more accurate projectile at that range.
     
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    :ugh: :ugh: You're being sarcastic, right?
     
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    no. it was a combination of smoothbore and shitty shotgun, but it doesn't always work out. especially at any significant range. some shotguns don't like slugs. if you're hunting with a smoothbore, buckshot might be a better choice.
     
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    I've shot many many slugs out of a Remington 870 with a slug (rifled) choke tube and would not have a problem killing a deer at 50 yards (maybe more I only shot it at 50yds) with it. (with the only the bead - no sights)

    28" smoothbore barrel with a slug choke.

    Now I have never tried to shoot a slug out of a modified/improved modified/full/open/WHATEVER choke - That's why a bought a $15.00 rifled choke at wal-mart.

    Sure if you want to nail deer/whatever over 50 yards you would want to have a fully rifled barrel or a nice single shot slug gun - but it is possible to shoot slugs out of a smoothbore shotgun.

    (Depending on the gun/choke of course)
     
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    Buckshot is illegal to hunt deer with in TN, but legal in MS - depends on where you hunt.
     
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    illegal to hunt deer with? fuck. it's called BUCKshot for a reason. politicians are retarded.
     
  10. 900stunna

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    Put your glasses on next time.
     

  11. :rofl:
     
  12. AVengeance

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    Can't use shot where I am either for deer (yea, even big-ass 00 buckshot). The thought is you'll shoot at something too far away and through deflective items, such as tree branches. This would only wound the animal enough that it'd die three days later. I read around on the web, and my gun should be OK for modern slugs (hollow bullet-shaped ones). When @ home, I'll look on the gun, and see what brand, etc. it is. Thanks for the advice.

    Just got one of my ladies trained on the AR-15, and put a nice low-light scope on it. It has (much) less kick than the shotgun, so I'll let her use the AR, and I'll take the shotgun.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    buckshot is :greddy:
     
  14. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    .223 for deer = lose, unless you're a good shot.
     

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