I have an 1897 Shotgun and wonder if I can shoot and kill a deer with a Shotgun slug? It has a 32" barrel that is FULL CHOKE?
Is it safe to do?
Define safe? If memory serves the 1897 had an exposed hammer and no disconect.....I remember this because there was an old fart years ago that unloaded that thing away from anything valuable=for a reson!!
If it has any choke left shooting slugs will not help.
Is there a particular brand of slugs to use? Type?
Fosters will work as good as anything.
Got lots of deer.
The first deer slug gun for me was a 1300xtr waterfowl special with a bent 32" barrel that was easy enough to straighten but what a pain to carry through the woods. A cut down to 22" barrel with rifle sights was a was put on before it went out the second year. A rifled slug barrel and saboted slugs turned it into a killin machine!
Shotguns are cheap and everyone should have a couple anyway!If you got a lot of deer=get a slug gun