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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 11-17-2012, 10:14 AM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

I used 125 yards for my poll, but then I remembered that the first doe I shot with my 220 was at 170 yards. However, my 125 yard shot was a head shot, so that is quite a bit harder than a center of mass hit.

The slug penetrated through 1/2" of bone just behind the eye and then came out the back of the skull where it was probably less than 1/4' thick and lodged under the skin.

I have had the same gritty action issue that everyone else mentioned, and I want to ask if everyone with the rough action has a stainless steel gun ? Because I notice that the blued ones look much smoother to me.

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Unread 11-18-2012, 01:05 AM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

11-17-12 5:00pm
Encore Pro-Hunter ss w/12ga 28" pro-hunter slug barrel 1-28" twist Swift 4-12x40 AO Ammo: Winchester supreme 3" XP3 slugs will put them into one hole at 50yds 2" high at 100yds
Yards-Laser ranged at 215yds

Story: I was hunting a grassy long and narrow valley about 80yds from one side to the next and about 250yds long. I seen a doe standing there looking at me as I glanced over my shoulder. I turned to change my position and then she was gone. I picked up a small rock to throw over there to get her to move because I kn ew she didn't run off and just as I was about to throw it, I seen her clear the top edge of the hill to the valley and was running away into the open cut been field. I had my gun in my stoney point mono pod and got on her as she was running and fired, but nothing. Before I fired I could see her left rear leg floppin all over. I grabbed another slug out of the box from my pack (always have another shell or round ready) and looked up and she was still heading away towards a fence row and then stopped. At this time I took my rangefinder out and got a reading of 213yds and then I turned up the power from 4 to 12, which made a huge difference, as I got her back in the crosshairs she went a couple yards farther and into the fence row I settled and raised the crosshairs high on her back and squeezed. At the shot I could not see her from the recoil but I heard the Thaaaawhack, and I knew I hit her. She dropped right there from a spine shot. It entered on the left side behind the ribs and went up through the spine and exited at the neck and shoulder on opposite side.
Come to find out it was the same doe that a nearby hunter was tracking two days before that he had shot in the rear leg. So I felt good that I was able to finish her off from someone else wounding her. Another thing was it was a small 1 1/2 yr old doe so it was really small. I am wanting to recover the slugs to see how well they expand but it passed through to my surprise at that distance.
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Unread 12-16-2012, 11:32 PM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

186 yards with an Ithica Deerslayer semi-auto smoothbore 2 3/4" shells. Slug penetrated through ribs and stopped directly on top of the heart after disconnecting it from the rest of the circulatory system.

247 Yards with a Mossberg 500 Trophy Slugster using 3" slugs.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 11:29 PM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

Pumped to be able to post on this now... Got my first shotgun kill, 96 yards on a 2y.o. buck that dropped his antlers. Remington 870 express smoothbore with an IC choke. Brenneke 1oz KO slugs really impressed me, the slug entered high on the shoulder destroying both shoulders and spine before exiting. Both shoulders felt disconnected from the body when we were dragging it out. DRT
Remington 700s.... only
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Unread 02-12-2013, 11:57 PM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

Buano . . . when did Ithaca make a semi-auto "Deerslayer"?

The only deerslayer that I know of is a Model 37 (pump).

Impressive shot though.

Mine: 80 yards. Not very far, but deer in Upstate NY don't lollygag around out in open fields to give long shots and the timber/brush is too thick to shoot longer than that.

I finally convinced my parents to let me miss a little school to go hunting (they were both teachers). I managed to get them to let me miss my morning classes as long as I was in by 4th period. At first light I spotted a big 6 (should have been an 8) trailing a doe that came through when it was still nearly dark. He had his nose to the ground and when he stopped to lip curl, I drilled him. I gutted him, dragged him 3/4 mile and had him hanging before first period bell rang . . . no missed school.

11-87 Rem shooting Rem Copper Solids 3". Dropped like a rock.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 04:37 PM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

14 yrs old, big doe. Remington wingmaster 870, bird barrel 20 ga....hit her in the head at just under 100yds. That went well beyond luck, possibly divine intervention
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Unread 05-29-2013, 08:34 PM
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Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?

200 lb sow at about 90 paces. remington 11-87 12ga. smooth bore mod choke
cabelas red dot scope. shooting slugger 7/8 oz . hog was facing me, aimed for between her eyes and hit her over her right eye, black hog down !
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