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#7240495 - 07/31/18 05:55 AM Shotgun for hogs
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I have a lot of opportunities on hogs up close on the move. A shotgun would be ideal. What's out there in 3-1/2", 5 round semi-auto 12ga? As for ammo, who has had success at 50 yards, and with what load?
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#7240499 - 07/31/18 06:07 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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#7240501 - 07/31/18 06:12 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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You don't need 3.5" ammo. Save your wallet and shoulder the grief and get 2.75" they work just fine from 80yds and closer.
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#7240597 - 07/31/18 08:25 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Beretta 1301 Tactical for the win.


Edited by Crews (07/31/18 08:28 AM)

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#7240615 - 07/31/18 08:44 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: Crews]
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Got a hold of one of those yesterday. I'm with you on this, but wouldn't mind finding something less expensive.
Originally Posted By: Crews
Beretta 1301 Tactical for the win.
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#7240623 - 07/31/18 08:56 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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This is a question for SapperTitan
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#7240633 - 07/31/18 09:06 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: PoppinPiggies]
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This is a question for SapperTitan


Yep pm him he has a lot of field testing experience.
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#7240639 - 07/31/18 09:09 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Well, if you want something to match your tactical belt, your tactical shirt, and your tactical pants, you might take a look at this one:

https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/krx-tac...ctical-shotgun/

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#7240648 - 07/31/18 09:17 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Wondering if anyone has used a KelTec. It's a pump but it wins on mag capacity every day if you come across a sounder close in.

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#7240657 - 07/31/18 09:23 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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I've shot hundreds from the air with a 12 gauge. And unless your just looking to pick one or two off (use a rifle) forget the 3 1/2". 3" 000 or 00 does just about as well and doesn't cost near as much, wallet or shoulder. It still boils down to shot placement if your looking to knock them down, and it's a lot easier to put 3-4 well placed 3" shots on a sounder than it is a 3 1/2". Just my personal experience.

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#7240677 - 07/31/18 09:37 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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I will chime in as a I have some testing behind my belt. There is a noticeable difference is shot difference. Find some Federal Tactical with flight control wad. Night and day difference between it and normal buckshot.

You donít need a fancy shotgun

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#7240695 - 07/31/18 09:47 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I will chime in as a I have some testing behind my belt. There is a noticeable difference is shot difference. Find some Federal Tactical with flight control wad. Night and day difference between it and normal buckshot.

You donít need a fancy shotgun


https://www.targetsportsusa.com/federal-...200-p-3082.aspx
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#7240703 - 07/31/18 09:53 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I will chime in as a I have some testing behind my belt. There is a noticeable difference is shot difference. Find some Federal Tactical with flight control wad. Night and day difference between it and normal buckshot.

You donít need a fancy shotgun


https://www.targetsportsusa.com/federal-...200-p-3082.aspx



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#7240738 - 07/31/18 10:28 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: trigger time]
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I'll revise my search criteria to 3". Good advice.
Originally Posted By: trigger time
I've shot hundreds from the air with a 12 gauge. And unless your just looking to pick one or two off (use a rifle) forget the 3 1/2". 3" 000 or 00 does just about as well and doesn't cost near as much, wallet or shoulder. It still boils down to shot placement if your looking to knock them down, and it's a lot easier to put 3-4 well placed 3" shots on a sounder than it is a 3 1/2". Just my personal experience.
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#7240769 - 07/31/18 11:04 AM Re: Shotgun for hogs [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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You donít need 3Ē with those shells.

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