Originally Posted by JonM
do you reload??
full wadcutters or semi wadcutters should produce very good accuracy results. i would go with power levels in the 44 special range to keep leading issues down.
what your doing now is more than adequate for hunting.
Exactly the kind of feedback I'm looking for, thank you!
No, I do not reload, not yet anyway. Long story short, once my son goes to college, the wife and I look forward to moving to the country - I want a
garage / barn / tool shed / man cave in the back where I can clean my guns year round without smelling up the house - love the smell of Hoppes #9, wife hates it.
A reloading bench is sure to be added then.
Meanwhile, its understood wadcutters are preferred at the range for accuracy and precision placement on the target
and I never thought about that till you mentioned it. I'll give them a try.
Being fifty years old and having only just started to enjoy my new hobby (been collecting and shooting for a year now)
I look forward to hunting while I'm still physically fit enough to do so. I've got a brother-in-law has land in Texas and until
I get an invite to go hunting with him I'll wait on getting a good long range rifle / scope setup.
For now I'm sticking with getting experience on the range with the SHR and my Mossberg 500 12 gauge. I mount a rifled 24" barrel
to it and shoot Remington Accutip sabot slugs. With practice I believe I can get 4" groups at 150 yards with the Mossberg.
From what I hear about hunting deer in Virginia most shots are less than 200 yards in the wooded areas, so I figure I'll be ready to go.
I'll either join a hunt club or hire someone to show me the ropes first time out.