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Old 01-04-2013, 06:46 PM
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Re: BEST Shotgun SLUG for 32" Full Choke barrel

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
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:06 PM
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Re: BEST Shotgun SLUG for 32" Full Choke barrel

i pmed u but i cant believe none of the other members suggested cutting off the barrel to about 26" or less in order to open up the muzzle to around .680 or so...that will allow u to throw some brenneke black magic bear slugs to kill anything that walks inside of 80yds! they are very accurate in my benelli out to 150yds. pretty damn good in smooth bore.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:28 PM
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Re: BEST Shotgun SLUG for 32" Full Choke barrel

Bore diameter for a 12 GA is .730 not. 680

All slugs now are. 730. That is why all slug mftrs tell you NOT to shoot them in anything over imp cul
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:33 PM
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Re: BEST Shotgun SLUG for 32" Full Choke barrel

i shoot through a modified all the time (choke tube), and i have very good accuracy. i will admit i did state the muzzle opening a litttttle tight..id ut it to around .715 or so..i will stand by the pm i sent and say that if u chop off about 6 inches then u will havw plenty of room!!!!
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:41 PM
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Re: BEST Shotgun SLUG for 32" Full Choke barrel

26" should be a great length for it. I'll check to see the clearance when I get there. Thanks for chiming in and the pm.
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Re: BEST Shotgun SLUG for 32" Full Choke barrel

I'm a big fan of a sawsall but even I would think twice about cutting the barrel off of a 1897! You are still going to want sights on it and it still does not have a disconnect.
Lots of cheap shotguns in the pawn shops=cut one of them off
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:03 PM
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Re: BEST Shotgun SLUG for 32" Full Choke barrel

the 1897 will continue to do what its been doing...the same as most of the guns in everyone's safe who posts on this forum....it sits and sits and never gets used for its intended purpose: to kill. sure he may be able to sell it one day for half of what its worth but if the man needs a slug gun i see no reason why he wouldnt he do what he wants with his shotgun thats not being used. i mean most people would agree that a 32inch barrel is tooo long on any shotgun. as far as sights drill ya a bead front sight and call it a day. my 10 gauge has a scope mounted to the barrel for slugs and buckshot but it isnt necessary. i could hit a waterbottle with a beaded sights with foster slugs out to 100. for a 12 gauge u gotttta try the brennekes though.but even the cheap winchester super x's work just fine inside of 80 yards...but i cant tell u what to do with YOUR gun but iwill tell u thats what i would do.
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