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Old 01-22-2005, 12:49 PM
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is buck shot good
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Old 01-22-2005, 12:52 PM
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That depends on where and how you will be hunting. In the right situation buck shot can be extremely effective at harvesting deer.

In thick brushy areas where a quick shot will be needed and will likley be very close then buck shot works very well.

If you will need to shoot much past 40 yards a slug or rifle of some sort would be a better option.
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Old 01-22-2005, 12:58 PM
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IMO only for CLOSE ( 40yds or less) deer shots out of a choke that puts the load in a 20" patteren at the max range you will shoot.

A slug is better , more accurate and has a higher energy transfer so quicker cleaner kills.

Buck shot for running deer = lost ,wounded deer lots of the time.

4 buck is a great yote load.
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Old 01-22-2005, 06:51 PM
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Liek bigbulls said it depends where you hunt..thick cover where your shots will not be past 50 yards buckshot is deadly..out past that i would invest in a slug gun...if you do choose buckshot make sure you take time to pattern your gun with different chokes/loads...the distance that you can put 6-7 pellets of 00 or a few more of #1 in a 12" pie plate is the cut off diatnce...usually like jonch and bigbulls said around 40 yards or so...but past that you should look into a nice slug gun setup with a scope...good luck with whichever you choose
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