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Old July 20th, 2019, 09:49 PM #11
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What 12g ammo do you guys use? This will be my first year out there and I just purchased some Federal Premium 12g 2 3/4 1oz truball deep penetrator rifled slug (1350fps) and Federal Premium 12g 2 3/4 1oz maximum truball rifled slup HP (1600fps). Any other suggestions I should try out before the season starts?
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What 12g ammo do you guys use? This will be my first year out there and I just purchased some Federal Premium 12g 2 3/4 1oz truball deep penetrator rifled slug (1350fps) and Federal Premium 12g 2 3/4 1oz maximum truball rifled slup HP (1600fps). Any other suggestions I should try out before the season starts?
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Old July 20th, 2019, 11:13 PM #13
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Naw my defensive end coming around that corner and strip sacking the QB are over!!!!!!
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Naw my defensive end coming around that corner and strip sacking the QB are over!!!!!!
A couple of those 1 ouncers leaving your shoulder at 1600 fps will have you wishing that defensive end was between you and the sluggun's buttplate.

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A couple of those 1 ouncers leaving your shoulder at 1600 fps will have you wishing that defensive end was between you and the sluggun's buttplate.

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Yeah get a shoulder pad. I can shoot a couple of mag tubes worth and my shoulder will be a little sore. Do that off a bench and it sucks bad.

Youíll want to sight it in even if using a bead sight so you know where itís going and what your range of accuracy is. That means probably shooting 10-15 of each to see what shoots the best.

You will be black and blue shooting off a bench without a shoulder recoil pad. $20-30. Worth every penny.

Slugs have way more energy than bird and target loads.

A 2 3/4Ē slug has about the same energy as a 3Ē goose load and you arenít shooting goose loads off a bench.
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Oh, also I’d suggest if you have access to a range with 25, 50, 75 and 100yd targets. Which means more like 20rnds of each ammo (40 total).

Deer deserves a quick death, not gut shot and die 4 miles and half a day away. Or a leg blown off and you see a 3 legged deer next season. Gotta practice with what you are using. Know your effective range and don’t shoot past it, even if it’s the booner of a lifetime.

If you can, use a ghost ring sight. My accurate range with a bead and slugs is about 50yds. With the ghost ring sights on my 870 I am limited by the ammo, about 100yds (they drop fast after that and just don’t have much energy past it too).

I have a set of Williams firesight ghost ring sights. It goes on the rib of the shotgun at the back of the rib and over the bead. I use it full time as I am better with skeet and trap also using it.
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Oh, also Iíd suggest if you have access to a range with 25, 50, 75 and 100yd targets. Which means more like 20rnds of each ammo (40 total).

Deer deserves a quick death, not gut shot and die 4 miles and half a day away. Or a leg blown off and you see a 3 legged deer next season. Gotta practice with what you are using. Know your effective range and donít shoot past it, even if itís the booner of a lifetime.

If you can, use a ghost ring sight. My accurate range with a bead and slugs is about 50yds. With the ghost ring sights on my 870 I am limited by the ammo, about 100yds (they drop fast after that and just donít have much energy past it too).

I have a set of Williams firesight ghost ring sights. It goes on the rib of the shotgun at the back of the rib and over the bead. I use it full time as I am better with skeet and trap also using it.
I have a 3x9 variable scope on my Mossy 500 sluggun. It will hold minute of pie plate out to 200 yards, but I limit myself to 100yds for deer for the reasons stated above.

Took a 7 point at 79 yards (per rangefinder) one shot kill.

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Day 2 of hunting and #2 down. It's amazing how far they can go with a hole through the heart. This one made it 80 yds.
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Day 2 of hunting and #2 down. It's amazing how far they can go with a hole through the heart. This one made it 80 yds.
Wow,in this kind of heat are you able to cut it up and get it iced down before it spoils or is it just critter food when it's already 90 degrees at 6am?
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It's not as bad as you would think. You typically have some time before things start spoiling. The worst part is dealing with the flies. Typically after a kill during summer hunting, once you get one you arent going to stay and hunt more. I take mine to the butcher and they either get skinned right away and hung in the cooler or laid on the cooler floor with their legs propped open so they cool faster.

Summer deer meat tastes alot better than fall meat too.
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