shotgun for deer

Discussion in 'Guns & Ammo' started by deerkiller012, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. deerkiller012

    deerkiller012 New Member

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    Dec 14, 2005
    kansas city
    now in not crazy but
    Im thinking about turning my 20GA into a slug gun for deer

    im thinking about getting a rifler barrel or a riffled choke (witch is better)

    and getting a scope for it.

    what do you think

    IM NOT CRAZY:mad2:
     
  2. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    rifled barrel..not sure of tha ballistics between the 20 & the 12 but If I were going in that direction I'd buy an 870 slug gun in 12 gauge..they'r cheap & barrels are interchangable
     

  3. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    if you have a cylender choke you don't need to do any thing else to be honest just shoot rifled slugs.

    in case you dont know slugs are made in two catagoried saboted and rifled.
    if you shoot a rifled barrel you shoot saboted slugs
    if you shoot a smooth barrel you shoot rifled slugs

    both have accounted for many many deer.
    if you want to go hard core and spend some cash get a rifled barrel and then shoot saboted slugs. which are basically a large rifle bullet in a plastic case.
     
  4. deerkiller012

    deerkiller012 New Member

    127
    Dec 14, 2005
    kansas city
    beanpile- I have a 870 20 ga and the riffled barrel is $160.00 Im just wondering if it is worth it or just get a $20.00 choke



    huntforfunnfood-I know thers two kinds but, do the sabot slugs have longer range?
    that was the reason I was thinking about the barrel or choke
     
  5. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    I agree with huntinforfood.. best option is rifled bbl with the sabots.
     
  6. deerkiller012

    deerkiller012 New Member

    127
    Dec 14, 2005
    kansas city
    thats what im thinking but it cost so much
     
  7. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    I've got a rifled barrel for my 870. Its as much of a tack driver that its going to be for a slug gun. Gets the job done out to 100 easy.

    I use Remington jacketed sabots. I have not shot a deer with one yet though. I'm waiting for my Iowa trip......

    Parker
     
  8. deerkiller012

    deerkiller012 New Member

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    Dec 14, 2005
    kansas city
    sweet is it a 12 ga?and a scope?
     
  9. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Yep, its a 12...KICKS LIKE A MULE! I shot 3 inchers out of it, but I think when they're gone, I'm going to go back down to 2 3/4. Its just too much when you're sighting it in.

    Here's a picture of it with my long barrel on with a good bird.

    I have a Tasco Pro Point 3 red dot scope on it. When you get that thing ON IT IS ON.

    A lesser quality red dot may rattle apart with that kinda shock though.

    Parker
     
  10. deerkiller012

    deerkiller012 New Member

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    Dec 14, 2005
    kansas city
  11. stinkpickle

    stinkpickle New Member

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    Dec 7, 2004
    Rifled barrels with sabots slugs are the way to go. If you're on tight budget, a rifled choke will be OK. If you're looking at buying barrel and scope, I would suggest looking into one of these instead...

    http://www.hr1871.com/firearms/index.php?cat=3&subcat=17

    If you don't mind using a single shot, they are awesome. I have the 12ga model, and it shoots 2" groups at 100 yards. Plus, you can find them at WalMart for about the same price of a slug barrel.
     
  12. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Go the cheaper route at first, see if you like the results.....if not, upgrade!!!