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Old 02-01-2012, 06:46 PM
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Default Anbody hunt with slug gun

Never have hunted with a slug gun before but have opportunity to go to IL next year for the shotgun season

Would rather go bow hunting but this may be a deal I can not pass up

I am not wanting to buy a custom made slug gun but would like to purchase a pure slug gun instead of just putting a rifled barrel on one of current guns

I have an extra Leupold 3x9 scope or may just pick up a pure shotgun scope

Love Brownings and saw they have an Abolt slug gun but close to 1 K for gun, would rather not drop that much since not sure how many times it will be used


Also see a lot of slug guns in 20 gauge instead of 12

Thanks for some guidance on this
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Just in the Marines....Rem 870

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Old 02-01-2012, 06:56 PM
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How about just getting a slug barrel for the shotgun you have? Nothing fancy about shotgun hunts; plan on most kills being made less than 50 yards and in deep cover.
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Forget the 12 gauge and get a 20... trust me. It has a much flatter trajectory and plenty of knock down power. I have a single shot Harrington and Richardson 20 gauge with a Leupold shotgun scope. Fully rifled barrel and I use Hornady slugs. Incredibly accurate. A bit on the heavy side but I trust it completely.
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Most shots are less than 50 yds, and deer running. Get 870 with open sights, you will kill more deer. Of course if you are sitting in a tree stand and have some place to shoot 100 yd in a field then you can spend a lot more on something not needed.
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I agree most shots will be 50 yards and under. But if you hunt enough in a wide variety of places it's nice to have a slug that can do both. Even the mixed hardwood forests I hunt border agricultural fields. I have taken deer in that situation out to 150 yards. I would not want to rely on an open sight 870 for that. Get a gun that is versatile. You won't regret it down the road.
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H&R 20 gauge all day.
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H&R ultra slug hunter. Forget 20 guage, go with 12. Our state is strictly shotgun, and i've seen too many deer lost with 20's because they don't have the knockdown power that a 12 has, and lack of a suffiient blood trail from the smaller diameter wound channel.
I've seen plenty of deer taken out past 150 yds with the 12's, and there are several slug options that will give you that distance even in the 12.
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Mossberg 500 with a slug barrel should be cheap enough to start with.
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Remington 870 wingmaster 12 gauge. Get a slug barrel for it and its a nice all around gun for just about anything on the east coast.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
How about just getting a slug barrel for the shotgun you have? Nothing fancy about shotgun hunts; plan on most kills being made less than 50 yards and in deep cover.
Not really what I want to do, gonna be a gun with scope and do not want to be mounting a scope on one of my shotguns

Also the rifled barrels pretty high as well

Shots could easily be 75-100 yards + and hoping for something with range out to 150 yards max

Originally Posted by Hollywood9s View Post
H&R ultra slug hunter. Forget 20 guage, go with 12. Our state is strictly shotgun, and i've seen too many deer lost with 20's because they don't have the knockdown power that a 12 has, and lack of a suffiient blood trail from the smaller diameter wound channel.
I've seen plenty of deer taken out past 150 yds with the 12's, and there are several slug options that will give you that distance even in the 12.

I think that is what I am looking for, in fact can pick these up less than a barrel for one of my existing guns and I like the traditional scope mount like a rifle

Guess I will have to decide on difference between 20 & 12 gauge
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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
Not really what I want to do, gonna be a gun with scope and do not want to be mounting a scope on one of my shotguns
Not necessarily true...I have a rifled slug barrel for my 1100 and the scope mount is part of the barrel. Since the scope is mounted to the barrel, it does not have to be sighted in after each removal. I have never lost zero on mine. From what I remember as well it was around $150. Take a look.
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Originally Posted by GerryRM3 View Post
Remington 870 wingmaster 12 gauge. Get a slug barrel for it and its a nice all around gun for just about anything on the east coast.
Great overall gun and good value. I grew up with that gun. When I got a little older I bought an ithica with the rifled barrel. That was a great gun too but packed a real kick. When I was in college I sold it at the pawn shop for more than I paid for it new.
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Years back I picked up a rifled barrel for my Mossberg 500 and put a bushnell scope on it. Amazingly accurate with Lightfield Sabots! I killed many deer with it up to 110 yards!
If you really want to treat yourself pick up a Tarhunt Slug Gun!
http://www.tarhunt.com/Tarhunt/
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I have the 20 ga H&R Ultra Slughunter. Its heavy, but I am 3-for-3 on shots on deer. No problem out to 100 yds. Have a Bushnell 2-9x on it.

I will agree w/ Hollywood9s that the entry and exit wounds on a 20 ga are small, and blood trail is minimal if you don't get the right shot. But I'll take the extra distance over knock-down power.
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Originally Posted by GerryRM3 View Post
Remington 870 wingmaster 12 gauge. Get a slug barrel for it and its a nice all around gun for just about anything on the east coast.
Yeah, agree with this.
Im in the market for one for my kid as this is what I grew up with and still currently use for sluggin. I have open sights but am considerin a red dot but still havent come across a shot Ive been uncomfortable w open sights yet.
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Remmington 870 w/ rifled barrel (12 g.)
over/ under sights w/ your Leupold 3x9
Sabbath 385 gr slugs

and you should be able to reach out to 200 yds with stopping power.
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I use a Browning BPS "Buck Special" in 12ga with a 1X4 scope. No need for mag loads. My buddy uses a 20 w/o any trouble at all.

A rifled barrel only makes them better.
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Originally Posted by abeal2 View Post
Not necessarily true...I have a rifled slug barrel for my 1100 and the scope mount is part of the barrel. Since the scope is mounted to the barrel, it does not have to be sighted in after each removal. I have never lost zero on mine. From what I remember as well it was around $150. Take a look.
A mossberg model 500 combo comes with a rifled slug barrel that has what is called a "cantilever" on it. The scope mounts on the cantilever. So just like abeal2 said, you do not disturb the scope mounting / adjustment when you remove the slug barrel.
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Vote #1 is a H&R single shot. They are awesome. #2 would be like was mentioned earlier get a slug barrel with a cantilever scope mount. Wear a mouth gurad when you shot the 870 so it doesn't knock your teeth out. It is truly punishing while sighting the scope in.

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