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20 guage or .12 guage slug gun?

Old 11-15-2008, 10:39 AM
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Default RE: 20 guage or .12 guage slug gun?

A 20 may or may not outperform a 12 accuracy-wise, or in any other way. This is a very individual thing, andvaries from gun to gun.

However, a good20 with these new type slugs is plenty accurate enough, and has more than adequate energy to be fine for deer hunting. After all, a 20-ga. is.60-caliber, and firing a 385-grain.600" slug at velocities in the vicinity of 2000 fps is not too far behind the .600 NitroExpress, except as regards bullet weight! The 600 Nitro fires a900-grain bullet at 1900 FPS; the 20-ga sabot slugs are about 1/3 this weight, and at a comparable muzzle velocity. An elephant weighs more than 3 X the weight of a whitetail deer, however! Deer also have much thinner skins!
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:57 PM
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Default RE: 20 guage or .12 guage slug gun?

Personally, I only have experience with 12 ga slugs. I've never even considered trying a 20 ga. until recently. I like the 12 but it does kick a lot-that's for sure.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:47 PM
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Yep we do muzzleloader here because of the "shorter didsance" of the blackpowder rifles. Hopefully Ohio never figures out that I can hit a silouette from 300 yards all day long. It took me a long time to be able to do that with my M-16 back in basic.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:51 AM
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Default RE: 20 guage or .12 guage slug gun?

Well the deal is done. I picked up the 870 synthetic/cantilevered 20 guage. Put a Leupold 1.5x5 VARIXIII on it already. Now I need to tinker and find the best load for it, that's gonna be darn expensive at these prices for the premium stuff though !!!!!!!!
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