slugs out of a youth gun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by randy420, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    Are slugs safe to shot out of a Remington youth 870 express? By safe I mean able to shoot it without the gun flying out of your hands because of the recoil you get from slugs.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    yes and 10 more characters
     

  3. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    I do it all the time. It's manageable
     
  4. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    Thanks guys. I bought some Winchester lead fosters a few years ago because I couldn't find any shells for my rifle. I plan to shoot a few off this summer and maybe deer hunt with them.
     
  5. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Never had a problem doing so myself ( youth 870 and youth M500). Just remember to use a modified or IC choke to lessen the amount of deformation to the slugs. This will improve accuracy most of the time.
     
  6. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    How far can I ethically shoot with that setup?
     
  7. randy420

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    I have a 21" barrel with a mod choke
     
  8. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    how are we supposed to know what distance you can shoot at???

    take it 2 the range with a bunch of ammo and find out. if your shots arent in a reasonable 6 in area you're to far.
     
  9. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    90% of slug gun can at least shoot accurately out to 75-100 yards with a good setup
     
  10. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    I meant how far can I shoot with that rig and still have enough speed and energy to cleanly kill a deer.?
     
  11. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    100 to 150yds but thats just dependent on shot placement, and accuracy.
     
  12. randy420

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    How much kenetic energy does it take to cleanly kill a deer
     
  13. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    none really... an arrow with a broadhead will kill a deer just as well as a slug or bullet. because its not kinetic energy that kills.. its the loss of blood to vital organs.
     
  14. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    Just googled this and if it is not raining and before 10:00am 137 units of kinetic energy should kill a deer. Good luck