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Rifled shotgun, slug gun, what is a shotgun?

Old 11-19-2002, 01:22 PM
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Default Rifled shotgun, slug gun, what is a shotgun?

I live in Mass. where we can only hunt deer with shotgun's. Does anyone know if a rifled 12 gauge is a shotgun or a rifle?

How about 12 guage rifled slug guns?

What makes a shotgun a shotgun in the "laws" eyes.
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Old 11-19-2002, 01:24 PM
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Default RE: Rifled shotgun, slug gun, what is a shotgun?

check with your game comm. In Fla. they are considered a shotgun.
it is just as deadly as a rifle at about 100 yards.


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Old 11-19-2002, 01:36 PM
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Default RE: Rifled shotgun, slug gun, what is a shotgun?

In Wisconsin, a shotgun is a shotgun. Whether the barrel is rifled or smooth does not matter (as far a the definition of a shotgun goes). The rifled shotguns are more accurate out to longer distances, but the sabot shells are about 4-5 times more expensive.
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Old 11-19-2002, 01:43 PM
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Default RE: Rifled shotgun, slug gun, what is a shotgun?

A shotgun is a shotgun if it shoots a shotshell. That includes slug guns and smooth bores shooting rifled slugs. But just to make sure I would check with your game warden just in case there are ammo restrictions in your area,(like you can only shoot buck shot, or only slugs).

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