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Old 04-30-2013, 12:31 AM   #11
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FWIW I fed my family (and a lot of the neighborhood kids) with deer taken with foster slugs shot from a A-5 FC barrel. Most were taken in the 40-70 yd. range. Longest shot was a one-shot kill at a measured 145 yds. >MW



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Old 04-30-2013, 03:09 AM   #12
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FWIW I fed my family (and a lot of the neighborhood kids) with deer taken with foster slugs shot from a A-5 FC barrel. Most were taken in the 40-70 yd. range. Longest shot was a one-shot kill at a measured 145 yds. >MW
Cool. The A-5 was my first shotgun.


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Ive used slugger slugs with a skeet choke tube in my Remington 870 express super mag to take deer up to 100yrds. Really not that big of a deal. Getting proficient with your shotty and your ammo choice is the key to a successful hunt. You don't need a rifled barrel at 100yrds and in. In my experience you can reach on out to 125 or so if you practice.

The first gun I bought when I got married 24yrs ago was a 12ga pump. There isn't anything it cant do when you are broke, on a budget, or just starting out in your adult life.

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FWIW, I lost four good deer to buckshot before switching to slugs. Never "lost" another ! >MW

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"Marble in a drain pipe"? I think not. A foster slug has a hollow base that flares out from the pressures astern and seals the bore pretty well. Bead sight 100 yds pie plate all day.

My handload, hand cast 7/8 oz slug load will put 20 consecutive shots in a legal size sheet of paper at 100 yds STANDING, unsupported. There are several memers here that witnessed it.

When I was forking the range full time, I could hit a small truck at 400 meters EVERYTIME with a Winchester 1 oz slug. I did it as a demo 3 times a day two days a month for two years.



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