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joro
10-15-2006, 13:55
What's a good 12 ga. slug for deer hunting?

noway
10-15-2006, 20:31
To be honest any of them will do the job on a deer.

Where various slugs shine at are longer distance.Normally rifled slugs are less desirable than sabot/slug combo and then this all is determine if it smoothbore vrs rifledbore.

fwiw: I've always used remington sabot or brenneke for regular rifled slugs

DJ Niner
10-16-2006, 08:56
I agree with noway; any of them will do the job.

However, if your gun is scoped and you want the best accuracy, then testing several brands off a supported shooting rest is a good idea. Like most other guns/calibers, certain combinations will perform better that others, sometimes spectacularly so.

Be aware that testing slug loads off the bench is about as much fun as going a couple rounds in the ring with Mike Tyson, so most once-a-year shotgun hunters usually just try a couple and use the one that performs best in their limited testing.

grecco
10-16-2006, 09:17
i use a remington 870 w/ a hastings rifled barrel w/ a cantalever mount.

joro
10-17-2006, 16:41
Thanks for the replies guys.

noway
10-18-2006, 08:09
{i use a remington 870 w/ a hastings rifled barrel w/ a cantalever mount.}

same here and it's one heck of a setup but heavy as hell.


{Be aware that testing slug loads off the bench is about as much fun as going a couple rounds in the ring with Mike Tyson, so most once-a-year shotgun hunters usually just try a couple and use the one that performs best in their limited testing.
}

ditto..... I was into the fad of checking every SG slug that ever exist until my wallet started to complain and my shoulder start to hurt. Now I found 2-3 I stick with and one is kinda pricey but is okay. For a simple deer, I don't get all crazy on whay I would used.


Even the el cheapo federal classic foster slug on the shelf at walmart would smack a deer pretty hard and is more than adeuqate for most if not all white deers that I ever seen and true for typical deer hunting yards.

Most deer will not survive a 435grain piece of lead slung at them over 1200-1500fps, unless they where covered in Kelvar or have a Trauma Specialist close by ;)

isp2605
10-18-2006, 17:05
You'll need to test various makes in your particular shotgun. Each shotgun is different and prefers its own ammo.
My 870 smoothbore will run 1 oz foster Winchester slugs easily at 5" at 100 yds. It will also shoot Brenneke KO slugs the same as the Winchester slugs. Federal fosters open up the group slightly. If I try Remington 1 oz fosters it won't keep it in 11"X14" at 50 yds.
A guy I hunt with also uses an 870 with a smoothbore. His won't shoot Winchester or Remington slugs worth a darn. His likes Federals. I had an Ithaca 37 smoothbore that seemed to like everything I put in it. I carry a 20 ga Mossberg as an extra deer gun and it likes Federal the best closely followed by Winchester.
My 12 ga Hastings barrel likes Benneke KO and Federal Power-Shok. It will shoot Hornady SST 300 gr but then throw a flyer about every 5th rd. It doesn't like anything made by Winchester.