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Question by Chevyman70. Uploaded on November 24, 2009
HOW OLD ARE YOU!!!!!!!!!??????????
BUCKSHOT IS A SPRAY... IT CANT KILL A DEER wow
more like chevykid
Haha, thats all i can say. but if you would like to use it 50 yards is the max
You can kill deer with buckshot 45 to 50 yards is pushing it.
If you go with 00 Buck go with the 3" Shotshell & Full choke.
If you want try #4 or #1 Buckshot in 2-3/4" or 3" Shotshells with a full choke. Try to keep it under 50 yards if possible.
Buckshot does tend to wound more than kill btw.
Pattern your gun at various yards with each size I mentioned and what ever size / brand is consistant at whatever yardage than that should be the round you use.
I hope this helps.
Have killed deer for over forty years with buckshot.Live in the South were dog hunting is allowed nothing like a buck flushing under your feet in a thicket buckshot is the only way to when you keep your shots inside fifty yards
35 40 yards is a good limmit. pellets disperse and lose energy quickly
anything past 40yds is pushing it i think.
YOU SHOULD NOT USE BUCKSHOT ON DEER!
Buckshot is multiple projectiles that do not land in the same place. You should only fling one prjectile at an animal at a time. Then you shot will hit in one place and most likely the vitals. Buckshot has crippled more deer than any other ammo and doesn't always kill the deer. I think buckshot is very inhumane and should not be used for hunting. It should really be called "catshot" or "burgerlarshot" or "pissed-offstraypigshot" or "notforbucksshot," it was one of the worst names ever given to anything. It doesn't even make sense to use buckshot on deer. Just don't do it. Take your time and practice shooting slugs and you'll become a better shot anyway. Buckshot is for shooting things that go "bump" in the night, and not for deer. I hope you read this and listen. USE SLUGS INSTEAD!
Wow. A nice mix of really rude answers, polite dissenting opinions and some decent information.
Buckshot is used in the thickets in the south. I grew up using buck shot and I use slugs as well.
Slugs are good for distance, open areas or somewhat dense areas.
In the thickets and close range like mentioned before buckshot is effective and does the job.
Alabmaoutlaw: You runnin blue ticks, Redticks, Walkers or Redbone?
Buckshot will do the job out to about 50 yds if you do your part. My dad had Walkers, Bue ticks and Black and Tans hounds when I was a kid growing up in Fla.
I've got a Walker (almost 6 months old)
35 yards max
50 yards is about the limit, I prefer Brenneke slugs though.
Slugs. I have some Brenneke Rottweilers and BRI sabots. The BRI are incredible, but a tad pricey.
BRI's are very good! But I don't currently own a rifled barrel. Looking for one now.
Sorry about double, it was slow! :(
Type I body armor (the least effective level of protection) will stop OO buckshot, as well as .380 ACP pistol ammo, but not 9mm Luger. If I were a deer, I would rather be shot at with a .30-06 than with OO buck.
40 to 50 yards is your best shot anything after that is pushing it, but I have killed many deer 50 to 60 yards. I love hunting with buckshot 000 3in is my first choice. Most people that don't like buckshot is becaused they have never patterned their shotgun.
It's a must!!!!! with every gun!!!
Anything past 30 yards with Full Choke is irresponsible. You need to do extensive testing of chokes and loads in the off-season.
People who keep posting not to use buckshot past 30 yards have obviously never used buckshot before. My family uses 3in 000 every year, and will knock deer down at 50 yards easy! I wouldn't go much past 60 tho. It just annoys me how many people say buckshot should not be used.
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