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I’m sure no expert . Just pitching in my 2 cents about shooting deer on a deer hunting forum . I see now just how out of line I was ! 😂 I had no idea Illinois had been considering this for years, I’ve never hunted over there , in fact , that was the first sentence of my first post on this topic . Which calibers on the list do you recommend or have experience with ?TD. My point, but obviously you are too stupid to understand, is this has been in the works in IL for years and you admitted you didn’t know thing about it. Yet you proclaim to be such an expert on all subjects. The fact I didn’t know or care what the final outcome with regards to single shot or repeater is pointless in this discussion.
now your talking my language..years ago I used to really want one but at the time I seem to remember a $1.5K price tag which was way out of my 870 price rangeYeah, I guess it's just up to what a I guy wants to use. But, a Browning abolt shooting 20 ga slugs is just about all anyone would need to kill deer with.... Not much different than most "rifles" hitting the woods for deer. The whole you can't use a rifle, but you can use a slug gun reeks of ignorance.
A CVA scout in 350 Legend would make a good choice. $400 rifle, throw on a decent scope and let him kill stuff. Is it better than a 20ga Slug like your A-bolt, probably the deer will be equally as dead. That all said, you could probably stretch the Scout rifle in .350 Legend or better yet 444 Marlin out to 300 yds if he needed to, and has practiced that shot.....Yes they are needing to be single shot. bYB mentioned it, would these be “better rounds” than a rifles 20 guage with sabot slugs?
Because of how much ammo is out there I would just get a .350 Legend and call it a day. That be what I got if I hunted Illinois
That'd make a very good, economical option for a single shot rifle. And, provide good accuracy out to 250 yds anyway.
I love my 444s but finding ammo can be a pain in the azz . I’d go with the 350 . Like Antlercrazed suggested. I see that everywhereH&R Handi-Rifle 444 Single-Shot Rifle Marlin Realtree APG | Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore (sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com)
CVA Inc Scout V2 .444 Marlin Single Shot Rifle with Stainless Barrel and Dead-On Mount | Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore (sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com)
You guys are a big help! So, between the 350 & 444, what are the pro/cons vs one another?