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20 guage too light for deer right?

Old 08-02-2006, 08:02 AM
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what do you guys think? A buddy of mine hunts deer with a 20 guage, i think it's a little light for deer, just my 2 bit. what about you guys?

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Old 08-02-2006, 08:22 AM
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I have a buck in the freezer that says you're wrong .
I got it with a 50 cent Foster slug shot through a smoothbore .
You can take a deer down with a .22 if you hit the right spot , placement kills , not caliber .
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Old 08-02-2006, 08:32 AM
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I would not shoot much over 75 yards, but it will kill deer. I got my first deer with an Ithaca single shot 20 gauge my second year hunting.
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:31 AM
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Ive killed a lot of deer w/ a 20. Its a perfect slug gun! you get much better groups and consistency w/ a 20. Ive also killed them over 100 yds w. that gun. Its a browning gold w/ slug barrel and scope. Its my QDM gun... haha never killed a buck w/ it, but ive taking over 20 does w/ it.
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:54 AM
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20 gauge slug in the chest at less than 100 yards will put a deer in the freezer with no problem
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:00 AM
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guess I was wrong then, haha. Thanks for the input guys . all the 20 guages Ive shot I couldnt hit jack with em, haha, im 12 guage man. dont hunt deer with nothin but a muzzeloader anyhow


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Old 08-02-2006, 10:19 AM
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I would prefer the 20 over the 12 actually. The 20 is every bit as capable as the 12 guage, if not more so.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:29 AM
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heck no i killed these two with mine with buckshot.

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Old 08-02-2006, 11:32 AM
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My first two deer were shot with a Ithaca Model 37 Feather Weight 20 ga. Both deer a doe and 250Lb. Buck went straight down. Both deer were shot within 55 yards though. I still love that gun.

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