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What is the best shotgun to hunt for whitetail deer?

Question by jordanstrubhar. Uploaded on August 31, 2012

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from jay wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

An accurate one.

The most accurate seem to be bolt/single action slug guns that are built to shoot sabots. Browning A-bolt 12ga slug gun and h&r ultra slug single are very good. I own the a-bolt, it is the cats meow.

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from Hoski wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I'm quite sure you're going to get opinions representing lots of manufacturers.
For my 2 cents, I wouldn't trade my Remington 1100 W/riffled barrel.

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from Dcast wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I don't own one but have heard nothing but rave reviews on the H&R Ultra Slug Single shot Jay mentioned. I have heard the 20ga version is far more accurate out at further distances and those that have them that I have talked to like the 3" slugs. Whats even better is they are less than $200.

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from Ncarl wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

if you dont want to buy a specalized slug gun I like my 870 with a rifled barrel

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from pudgexl29 wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

People are raving about the Savage bolt action slug guns.
Personally, I wouldnt trade my Mossberg 835 12 gauge with a rifled barrel and a scope for anything. I never hesitate to take a shot at 125+ yards with it.

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from pudgexl29 wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

People are raving about the Savage bolt action slug guns.
Personally, I wouldnt trade my Mossberg 835 12 gauge with a rifled barrel and a scope for anything. I never hesitate to take a shot at 125+ yards with it.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I like the Ithaca Deerslayer, which is the Model 37 pump action with a 20-inch barrel. This is strictly a short-range proposition.

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from Dbetzner wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

if you already own a pump or semiauto shotgun id recoment buying a rifled barrel for it. that being said for the most part your going to hear a lot of personal opinions. If you dont own one already I'd sugjest buying any semi auto you'd like that makes a rifled barrel. Im fond of the 11-87 as its relitively inexpensive. the semi auto will absorb some of the recoil that the pump gun wont. i shoot a mossberg 500 with a rifled barrel with a scope. it kills deer with the right slug picked out past the 100 yard mark. but its a little rough on the shoulder,

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from Greenhead wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I have a now discontinued Marlin bolt gun that I wouldn't trade for anything.

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from Hoski wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

Dcast, if you don't own one, how can you offer an informed opinion?
Or is it just like your politics...you just pick a side and repeat the rhetoric?
Yeah that was me who dinged ya.

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

Reading all this I haven't a clue what shotgun you should choose. I am just so thankful that where I am I can shoot mammals with rifles and can use the shotguns on birds. My condolences, and good luck with that slug gun.

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from Hoski wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

doughball, same question to you...if you don't own one...

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

Hoskalinski, so sorry for your sad and bitter existence. At least your Remington is working for you. Don't do anything rash in your bitter despondency.

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from Josh Giannino wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

870 cativeller barrel, or short bird barrel with rifled choke

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from Josh Giannino wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

ment smooth bore* my mistake

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from labrador12 wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I paid $50 for my smoothbore 18" Ithaca Deerslayer. I've put alot of meat in the freezer with that gun and under $5 a box slugs.

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from Drew McClure wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

Mine because I know how and when to use it. Cheers.

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from wwdeer wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Remington 1187 cantilevered 20 gauge rifled barrel. Leupold Ultimate slam scope. Short light shoots 1.5 inch groups at 100yds

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from CbBucks22 wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

20 gauge 3 1/2 inch slugs but smooth bored barrell. the 3 1/2 can take down a buffalo at 250 yards she will clean a buck right off his feet and clean your shoulder out to if ya aint careful

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from Hoski wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I'm quite sure you're going to get opinions representing lots of manufacturers.
For my 2 cents, I wouldn't trade my Remington 1100 W/riffled barrel.

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from Dcast wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I don't own one but have heard nothing but rave reviews on the H&R Ultra Slug Single shot Jay mentioned. I have heard the 20ga version is far more accurate out at further distances and those that have them that I have talked to like the 3" slugs. Whats even better is they are less than $200.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I like the Ithaca Deerslayer, which is the Model 37 pump action with a 20-inch barrel. This is strictly a short-range proposition.

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

Reading all this I haven't a clue what shotgun you should choose. I am just so thankful that where I am I can shoot mammals with rifles and can use the shotguns on birds. My condolences, and good luck with that slug gun.

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

Hoskalinski, so sorry for your sad and bitter existence. At least your Remington is working for you. Don't do anything rash in your bitter despondency.

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from jay wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

An accurate one.

The most accurate seem to be bolt/single action slug guns that are built to shoot sabots. Browning A-bolt 12ga slug gun and h&r ultra slug single are very good. I own the a-bolt, it is the cats meow.

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from Ncarl wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

if you dont want to buy a specalized slug gun I like my 870 with a rifled barrel

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from pudgexl29 wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

People are raving about the Savage bolt action slug guns.
Personally, I wouldnt trade my Mossberg 835 12 gauge with a rifled barrel and a scope for anything. I never hesitate to take a shot at 125+ yards with it.

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from pudgexl29 wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

People are raving about the Savage bolt action slug guns.
Personally, I wouldnt trade my Mossberg 835 12 gauge with a rifled barrel and a scope for anything. I never hesitate to take a shot at 125+ yards with it.

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from Dbetzner wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

if you already own a pump or semiauto shotgun id recoment buying a rifled barrel for it. that being said for the most part your going to hear a lot of personal opinions. If you dont own one already I'd sugjest buying any semi auto you'd like that makes a rifled barrel. Im fond of the 11-87 as its relitively inexpensive. the semi auto will absorb some of the recoil that the pump gun wont. i shoot a mossberg 500 with a rifled barrel with a scope. it kills deer with the right slug picked out past the 100 yard mark. but its a little rough on the shoulder,

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from Greenhead wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I have a now discontinued Marlin bolt gun that I wouldn't trade for anything.

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from Josh Giannino wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

870 cativeller barrel, or short bird barrel with rifled choke

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from Josh Giannino wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

ment smooth bore* my mistake

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from labrador12 wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

I paid $50 for my smoothbore 18" Ithaca Deerslayer. I've put alot of meat in the freezer with that gun and under $5 a box slugs.

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from Drew McClure wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

Mine because I know how and when to use it. Cheers.

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from wwdeer wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Remington 1187 cantilevered 20 gauge rifled barrel. Leupold Ultimate slam scope. Short light shoots 1.5 inch groups at 100yds

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from CbBucks22 wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

20 gauge 3 1/2 inch slugs but smooth bored barrell. the 3 1/2 can take down a buffalo at 250 yards she will clean a buck right off his feet and clean your shoulder out to if ya aint careful

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from Hoski wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

Dcast, if you don't own one, how can you offer an informed opinion?
Or is it just like your politics...you just pick a side and repeat the rhetoric?
Yeah that was me who dinged ya.

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from Hoski wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

doughball, same question to you...if you don't own one...

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