BEST Shotgun SLUG for 32" Full Choke barrel

Discussion in 'Long Range Shotgun Slug Hunting' started by etisll40, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    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?

    Is there a particular brand of slugs to use? Type?

    Got lots of deer.
     
  2. Yotekiller

    Yotekiller Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I would try shooting a slug through a full choke.
     

  3. TH

    TH Well-Known Member

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    I also would not shoot a slug through that barrel.
     
  4. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    I would agree not the best idea.
     
  5. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    Nope not the best thing here
     
  6. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I guess I will let it collect dust. I like to take a deer with every gun in the house. Maybe I'll shoot a squirrel with it, birdshot only of course!
     
  7. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    It would be good for that or duck and goose or rabbits ;-)
     
  8. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    haha, you mean I shouldn't use my 22lr for flying geese, I wondered why I haven't bagged one with it yet. lol.
     
  9. TH

    TH Well-Known Member

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    It would also be good for trap and sporting clays
     
  10. snox801

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    I see a new reason to by a slug gun in your future.
     
  11. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    Well this is long RANGE hunting ;-) lol you were using steel bullets in that 22 right ;-) lol
     
  12. isaaccarlson

    isaaccarlson Well-Known Member

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    I have shot foster slugs from a 20ga mossberg 485b with a full choke and they work just fine. Pretty accurate too. GREAT bird gun. Holds a tight enough pattern at 60 yards to drop a small pest bird stone dead with a puff of feathers.:D Works great on turkeys too!
     
  13. Yotekiller

    Yotekiller Well-Known Member

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    If it is legal in your state you could use buck shot.
     
  14. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I know those old Winchesters well. Killed my last Turkey with one and a stout turkey load. I would do a little test before you try a slug. See is a dime will fit in the barrel as a gauge. Many of these old timers had the choke already shot out of them before we ever got them. I have owned many that was closer to an improved a than the full choke they started life as. So why not do a little measuring. I think many of them already have a history with slugs and that can open up the full choke wedge. Especially if they come from a state where deer hunting is done with slugs and has been for years.lightbulb

    Jeff