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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