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12 gauge for every game in north America ?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by denali climber, May 27, 2013.

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  1. May 31, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    12 gauge is perfect for Alaskan king crab. I believe it is the recommended way to hunt them. I cod fish regularly in my bath tub with my 12 guage and solid copper slugs.
     
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    Could be done, and I hear of slugs with good ballistic profiles and flechette rounds etc but if I ever see a shotty with a real optical scope I'm going to snicker.
     
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    Yeah, it's not ideal but it can be done. Some of the nicer slug guns are rifled and can accurately put a slug into a target at a good distance in the hands of a decent shooter. Shotguns are very versatile, good all-rounders. Not the perfect distance gun but can get the job done if need be.
     
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  5. Jun 1, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    I deer hunt with a Savage 20 gauge bolt action slug gun. With a 2x red dot on it. Lots of guys scope them, very accurate, I can shoot half inch groups at 100 yards with it easily, and under 2" with Remington Accutips. Lots of guys scope them. I am debating switching to a 4x fixed power for next year. The Savage bolt shot guns come drilled and tapped for scopes...
     
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    Some states are slug gun only for deer. Ask Illinois hunters about scoping shotguns, they'll have plenty of experience.
     
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    We have certain areas that are shotgun only, and in other areas they have a separate season for deer hunting for blackpowder and shotgun. The last few years the spot I have been at has been shotgun only for deer, and every year we we end up with meat.
     
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