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Old 10-05-2002, 01:26 AM
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It is legal here in PA to use 410 for deer. most of the slugs i saw and bought are (1/5 oz.) on a 2 1/2" shells.I am going to try them at a 50 yd range ,i dont want to use them for any farther than 50yd.
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Old 10-05-2002, 06:23 AM
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I hate to say this, but even the 12 and 20-ga. Foster-type slugs are marginal deer killers, and buckshot is even worse. Put either of these puny projectiles in a .410, and you have a recipe for disaster!!

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Old 10-06-2002, 06:43 PM
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Dont think foster -type slugs are the newist or best designed around , but marginal i dont know , up close / heavy woods a reasonable distance & the big hole it puts into& threw deers chest didnt seem to marginal then , when .. that was the only gun of choice ( a shotgun) by law( to many d laws& lawmakers)
Starts out as a 76 cal a 12 gauge dosnt it? before any flating of bullets etc.
but im versatil /long as i can get out hunt things etc , butt to old, broken down for rock bolos& spears.
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Old 10-07-2002, 12:16 AM
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I'm curious as to why you think that?


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Old 10-07-2002, 12:50 AM
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I wouldn't use one for deer. It's an exceedingly poor choice and the game deserves better.
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Old 10-07-2002, 08:13 AM
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Indyhunter, I say that after having observed a great many deer over the past 40 years which were shot with both slugs and buckshot. I once saw a medium-sized doe at Crane Naval Ammunition Depot in IN.,(as a matter of fact), which ran by a line of hunters who all fired at her with 12-ga. slugs. She didn't break stride, ran over a hill, and continued another 200 yards before she fell. It was found that she had been hit with five 1-oz. 12 ga. slugs!! No blood trail!! Once (in VA saw a small spike buck travel over 1.5 miles with 3 00-buckshot through its' heart. If not for the fact that hounds were being used, this deer would have never been found!! People think that Foster-type slugs &quot;possess a lot of shocking power&quot;, when in fact they kill by hemmorage, just like a broadhead arrow. Their velocity is too low for shock! NONE OF THESE COMMENTS PERTAINS TO THE NEW SABOT-TYPE SLUGS LIKE THE WIN. PARTITON GOLD, WHICH ARE THE EQUIVALENT OF A .45/70!!

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Old 10-08-2002, 12:45 AM
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I tried some 15 WINCHESTER supper-X shots at the range from a 30yd ,the shots were flat but i am not sure about the energy they delever? i think i'll do some more testing may be place a 2x4 at 30yd and see what happens?
does any one have idea on how to check if the energy delevered is enough?
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Old 10-08-2002, 10:09 AM
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Don't know. Can't use smaller than 20 gauge in IL.

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Old 10-08-2002, 01:18 PM
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eldeguello, guess we can agree to disagree on that subject (foster slugs being marginal). I've also seen deer that run a long way after being shot with a slug. But that was a result of poor shot placement, not the projectile. No different than an arrow or a rifle, if you don't put it where it is suppose to go then it probably isn't going to go down quickly. I've killed 9 deer with a foster slug, all out of a 20 guage. And only 1 of those ever moved after I shot (not a single one was a spine shot). Not marginal if you ask me. I can't comment on buck shot, never used it. I'm referring to 20 and 12ga, not 410 slugs.

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Old 10-08-2002, 01:30 PM
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IndyHunter, I certainly agree with you that you have to hit in the right place, no matter what you are shooting...........

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