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Old 10-23-2009, 10:48 PM
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So I know that quite a few of y'all are bowhunters and there are several rifle hunters, and those few guys that stick pigs. But has anyone ever branched out and used a shotgun. I'm talking about buckshot not slugs. If so, what do you think about this shotgun, I'm considering buying one seeing as how the last two or three I've shot were within ten yards and commin at me.

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Old 10-24-2009, 01:59 AM
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I am not one to tell anyone what to do. If your wanting my opinion the few that I have seen shot with a shotgun were never found. Maybe they died quickly and we didn't find them. Maybe they suffered for quite sometime and survived or died later I don't know. I do know that for me I wouldn't use a shotgun. Jerry
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:28 PM
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Looks like a gimmick gun to me. Maybe good for HD but I wouldn't hunt with it. IMO, if you want a shotgun get something more useful. Something you could swap barrels on and use for clays, birds, turkey, etc... As for hog hunting, I like to take them with a muzzleloader. Makes things more challenging knowing you only get one shot.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:03 PM
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Know several guys who have attempted to shotgun hogs using 00 buckshot. Their attemps always resulted in several wounded hogs running off to suffer and die.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:38 PM
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000 is three .30cal pieces of lead...how is 3 not better than 1...00 how is 2 not better than one..shot placement shot placement shot placement....maybe try a cannon
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:52 PM
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I've never lost a pig to a shotgun with 00. Always dropped them were they stood first shot. I'm sure it happens don't get me wrong. But the only reason I even considered this shotgun was do to the rails for a laser sight. The only time I would use the shotgun for pigs when spot lighting in a situation for when they are no more than 20 yds away.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:32 PM
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Buckshot - NO.

Slugs - YES!
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by halfbakedi420 View Post
000 is three .30cal pieces of lead...how is 3 not better than 1...00 how is 2 not better than one..shot placement shot placement shot placement....maybe try a cannon
Not trying to be rude but you clearly do not understand how shotshells are loaded. 1st of all, 000buck is .36 cal, not .30 ,and there is more than 3 pellets in a 12ga 2 3/4-3 1/2 load of 000buck, between 9-16. 00 buckshot shells have even more pellets. As far as "shot placement" there is no such thing in a shotgun. The best you can do, is try to put as many pellets as possible, in the general area you are aiming at. As far as more pellets being better than 1, the difference is each buckshot pellets weighs around 40 70 grains each, and lose velocity fast and generally do not penetrate much. A slug weighs 440 grains and usually comes out the other siide leaving a very big hole.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Tobe_B View Post
So I know that quite a few of y'all are bowhunters and there are several rifle hunters, and those few guys that stick pigs. But has anyone ever branched out and used a shotgun. I'm talking about buckshot not slugs. If so, what do you think about this shotgun, I'm considering buying one seeing as how the last two or three I've shot were within ten yards and commin at me.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...cal-coach-gun/
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:54 AM
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sweet gun rebel, my dad has the same one, but not sure about the rifled barrel? it has the sights though. I have the bird barrel 3 inch version I was thinking of throwing some slugs at pigs back ear hairs. If I can find them. Up here in NY hopefully we get some snow and I am gone on a track with luck
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