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View Poll Results: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?
0 to 50 YDS 56 17.55%
51 to 100 YDS 82 25.71%
101 to 150 YDS 77 24.14%
151 to 200 YDS 47 14.73%
201 to 250 YDS 35 10.97%
Over 250 YDS 22 6.90%
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What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

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Unread 06-09-2011, 02:39 PM
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: MN
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

310yds Laying in prone position on ground with no wind shooting 12 gauge 3" Winchester supreme partition gold slug out of a Winchester super x3 fully rifled. 385 grain 50cal partition @ 2000fps mv, 14.5 minutes drop (zeroed at 125yds), impact velocity just under 1100, energy at impact just over 1000 ft lbs. 170" 10pt. whitetail drt. Those slugs kick hard but the x3 helps a lot with the recoil. This gun is plenty accurate to place shots at that range. Biggest problem is cost of ammo to practice.
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Unread 08-28-2011, 09:20 PM
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Location: Whiting IN
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

Have shot allot at 200-250yrds. Based on my data 250 yards is about the practicle limit for my optics. My longest kill was laser range finder confirmed at 198 yards shooting 12ga 2.75" Winchester Partition Golds. The deer droped at slug impact and was DRT. Slug was a complete pass through and the tissue damage gave over whelming evidence of excellent expansion.
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Unread 11-12-2011, 09:02 PM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

93 yards with a Remington 870 Wingmaster with a slug barrel. Gun was very finnickie and would only handle Brenneke slugs with superior accuracy. Anthing else would be all over the map.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 04:57 PM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

First deer I ever shot. Big doe on the run with a stoeger 20ga coach gun to make it look like I was bird hunting while my dad deer hunted haha. I was 11. Hit it twice first shot gut shot 60yds and second shot dropped her at 80yds. Doubt I could do it again to save my life.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 02:56 PM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

My new longest to date was a laser range finder confermed prior to the shot of 215 yards as of the 2011 deer season. Used my new favotite sabot, Federal Barnes Tiped Sabot slug. Text book standing broad side shot. At the shot the deer droped, tried breifly to regain footing but never came close.
Placed horizontal cross hair on top of deer's back, aligned vertical cross hair with deer's leg.

Also have 1-shot kills at 200 and 198. Both were bang-flops, but used Winchester Partition Golds.
I also have what are IMHO equaly imressive shots on cyotes. Droped a pair at 155yrds, and one at 177yrds. All three using Fed/Barnes Tiped Sabot slugs.

My rig at present is a first run Browning A-Bolt Hunter. Use to use my Marlin 512, but had issues with the trigger after nearly 20yrs of faithful and flawless performance.
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Unread 05-20-2012, 01:50 AM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

I got my first shotgun kill this past season. It was the last night of the late shotgun hunt. A small whitetail buck stepped out at 350 yards and worked his way into 126 yards and i squeezed the trigger on my Browning maxus 28" MODB with a rifled choke tube and the buck didn't go 50 yards and bowled over in the field!
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Unread 07-05-2012, 09:15 PM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

Many years ago when I was stationed in Turkey, we hunted Hogs with Shotguns. Quite often after the days hunt the Turks would point out something and ask us to try and hit it with our shotguns. I had a new S&W 12ga pump, with a slug barrel with rifle sights.

Well on this day my friend ShemShak pointed out an old dead snag about 500 yards away, up on this little plateau. We all laughed, and I said too far. ShemShak insisted so I took the shot, just guessing how high to hold over the snag. Suddenly we heard squealing, and hogs got up running in every direction all around that snag. One kept getting up and falling back down. Squealing like crazy. We ran up there, climbed the hill and found a hog about 250/275lbs with a broken spine. Before I could shoot it again the Turks turned the dogs loose. The dogs finished it off. That slug had to be falling about straight down.

I remember it was a 2 1/2" paper shell that we got from England. I did not have a lot of confidence in those shells, but they worked.
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