Originally Posted by 500to22nut
It's a 73.caliber 870gr bullet that is made for grizzly bear and moose!
So what is the biggest thing you think it will take effectively at about 50 - 75 yards
In my opinion Deer and turkey and other types of birds. Shotguns are just not good big game guns.
Bear are typically shot at very close range when hunting out of a tree stand. Police in alaska use 12ga on bear because its what they have for other purposes. Its often at very close range or used to make noise to scare a bear off or put down a moose wounded by a car. They arent hunting with them.
Personally i wouldnt use a shotgun even on small black bear. I dont think its ethical or humane as slugs just arent good at penetrating thick hide.
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