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#6052826 - 11/27/15 11:39 AM "Best" 20g Slug Gun?
DCmac Offline
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Registered: 11/04/13
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Loc: SW OK
Changed my mind about a multi-barrel shotgun, decided on just a 20 gauge slug gun. I'm not a "shotgunner" so any & all comments are welcome. I'll get the 3" chamber 'just because' whatever ammo I end up using might be either 2-3/4 or 3".

What are your opinions/recommendations about what's the "best" slug gun and what's the "best" sabot ammo for deer?

My order of preference for type slug gun is
1st by far - Semiauto
2d - Lever (if anyone makes a lever action)
3d - Pump
4th - Bolt
Very distant 5th - Break breech single shot

Absolutely required features are
- Obviously a rifled barrel for sabot slugs
- Drilled & tapped or Picatinny Rail for scope

Additionally, nice-to-have options are mounted sling swivels and a walnut or laminated wood stocks.



Edited by DCmac (11/27/15 11:45 AM)

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#6052993 - 11/27/15 01:57 PM Re: "Best" 20g Slug Gun? [Re: DCmac]
Tactical Cowboy Online   content
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Savage makes a 20 gauge bolt gun that is nearly as accurate as a rifle. That's where I'd look.
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#6053253 - 11/27/15 04:21 PM Re: "Best" 20g Slug Gun? [Re: DCmac]
texasdude28 Offline
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Ithaca 37 if you can find one, they are the ultimate short of a bolt action in shooting slugs.

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#6053331 - 11/27/15 05:11 PM Re: "Best" 20g Slug Gun? [Re: DCmac]
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Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 366
Loc: Portales, NM
Savage 220 as was previously mentioned. I shoot 3" Federal Trophy Coppers on mine and it's a deadly combo out to 150 yds+. With the bolt slug gun you get the accutrigger which is light years ahead of any pump or semi auto. I used an 870 for 6 years and a Winchester 1300 for 9 years before that and am kicking myself for not getting the Savage when they were introduced. They are that much better for a DSG.

Looking at your list of "nice to haves" Boyds makes wood and laminate stocks for the 220.
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