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Old 09-05-2012, 04:19 AM   #11
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Both weapons are great for deer hunting. Quite often I bring both a rifle and a shotgun out for a days hunt. I watch a field real early with a rifle. Then I get out the shotgun and head into the woods.

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:48 AM   #12
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Jon-M, Have you tried lighter bullets in 458 for even more velocity with less penetration? I agree that there might be a rifling twist/keyhole issue out past 150 yards or so, but I am thinking that under 100 yards Bambi won't have time to notice a bullet instability.

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:29 PM   #13
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For you slug throwers give something from Dupleks a try. One of our guys use one last years at 180yards and he said it hit like no slug he had seen before. They have several types of slug . This one throws of the peddles, another one keeps them intact. I will use these one next slug gun season but will stay with my 308 during rifle season. I am use to shooting thru small holes between branchs at distance in the bottoms with it wher you can hear a deer before you see it. Most times if a guy has bad luck with bullet perfroming well on game its ether wrong bullet for the job or bad bullet placement not the size of it.
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Let me tell you,a 12 gauge slug at 25 yards will knock the snot out of a deer and drop it right there,but with a rifle you tend to get better accuracy because you're not gonna flinch on a .270,30-30 etc,and your shot placement will be much better.
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