Deer: Buckshot OR slugs?

Willy Leadwell

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I used sl
used slugs as a kid before I was 17, then got my 30-30. One massive punkin ball we called them.
I used slugs as a kid too before I was entrusted with a grown up rifle. Looking back now I don’t think they actually expected me to get anything, but just to keep me occupied while they went deeper into the woods.
 
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I have the chance to hunt some utility-property and it's archery only with a few shotgun days as well. I'm good with my crossbow but thought I might try a shotgun.
What kind of shotgun do you have? You can get a rifled barrel fairly cheap and the sabot slugs shoot more like a rifle. I'm pretty comfortable at 150 plus yards with mine.
 

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What kind of shotgun do you have? You can get a rifled barrel fairly cheap and the sabot slugs shoot more like a rifle. I'm pretty comfortable at 150 plus yards with mine.
The Hastings barrel will shoot tighter groups than many lever actions and lesser bolt guns at intended ranges. Mine will touch holes at 100. I have no idea about the cheap tubes though.
 
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I grew up in southern Illinois an we could only use slugs. Sabot slugs are the way to go I used a Winchester 120

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What kind of shotgun do you have? You can get a rifled barrel fairly cheap and the sabot slugs shoot more like a rifle. I'm pretty comfortable at 150 plus yards with mine.
The only 12ga I have at the moment is an AR platforms shotgun. It's got a smooth barrel but can take various chokes.