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#6081218 - 12/13/15 10:59 AM First Deer With A Slug Gun
Armalite260 Offline
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I've always wanted to take a deer with a slug gun. So I bought one back in May and was able to put it to the test. I took this buck at 181 yds, using Hornady's 300gr SST slugs. Hit him behind the shoulder, I think he knocked his front teeth out slamming to the ground. Sounded like baseball bat hitting a water melon! Awesome experience!



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#6081258 - 12/13/15 11:29 AM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Armalite260]
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That's awesome!

My buddy that i Elk hunt with, hunts whitetails in Illinois, that is all they can hunt with!
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#6081261 - 12/13/15 11:30 AM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Armalite260]
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Awesome. Congrats on a great buck and even better with a slug gun. cheers
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#6081265 - 12/13/15 11:39 AM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Armalite260]
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Amy pics of the damage?

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#6081294 - 12/13/15 12:01 PM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Armalite260]
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Mixing up your firearms does make it fun. Good job!!!!

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#6081359 - 12/13/15 12:40 PM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Amy pics of the damage?

I was wondering the same thing...do a bunch of damage (expansion or tumbling) or just punch a big hole.... confused2

Regardless, nice buck with a nice gun..... cheers
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#6081388 - 12/13/15 01:01 PM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Amy pics of the damage?

I was wondering the same thing...do a bunch of damage (expansion or tumbling) or just punch a big hole.... confused2

Regardless, nice buck with a nice gun..... cheers


The entry was a big hole but the exit was massive! I didn't take any pictures but it was bigger than a golf ball for sure.

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#6081470 - 12/13/15 01:39 PM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Armalite260]
Tux Man Offline
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Please, please pardon my ignorance- but,is it buckshot that you use as ammo?
Sorry, not familiar with this. But I had customers tell me that they had to hunt deer in Michigan with shotguns.

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#6081682 - 12/13/15 03:47 PM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Armalite260]
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using Hornady's 300gr SST slugs

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#6081739 - 12/13/15 04:17 PM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Armalite260]
swmays Offline
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Wow! Nice deer, nice gun and nice shooting! Congratulations.

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#6081763 - 12/13/15 04:31 PM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Armalite260]
TAT Offline
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That's poke with a slug! Awesome job. Love acorn on the tine. Congrats. How far do you think you could actually take a shot at and be effective. You passed what some can do with a rifle. Lol
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#6081834 - 12/13/15 05:16 PM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Armalite260]
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Very cool. Nice buck, congrats. up
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#6081854 - 12/13/15 05:25 PM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Armalite260]
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That's pretty cool, I had no idea slugs were effective at that range, thought 100yds was about the max

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#6081855 - 12/13/15 05:25 PM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: Armalite260]
Chief Joe Offline
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cheers
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#6081912 - 12/13/15 05:51 PM Re: First Deer With A Slug Gun [Re: tex70]
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Originally Posted By: tex70
That's pretty cool, I had no idea slugs were effective at that range, thought 100yds was about the max

That's about what I thought...100 yards. But 181???? That;s pretty dang impressive!
And congrats!


Edited by d.g.ruff (12/13/15 05:51 PM)
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