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Old 08-04-2007, 02:01 PM
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Does anybody here use buckshot for deer? If so, what size are you using?

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Old 08-04-2007, 02:04 PM
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The only time I ever use buckshot is for a deer drive and home safety. I use "00" buckshot.
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:59 PM
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Please forgive my ignorance, but what is a "deer drive"?


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Old 08-04-2007, 03:12 PM
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deer drive is a way of hunting.....usually done with dogs,but i have seen it done with about 20 people....they'll chase the deer through the woods and if the hunters done their homework, hopefully the deer will pass by them for a shot...

i've killed a few hogs with it, but never a deer...
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Old 08-04-2007, 03:18 PM
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Ahh..gotcha. Thanks!


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Old 08-04-2007, 04:22 PM
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Dixon...Just like a rifle, you need to shoot to see what the gun prefers...Not all guns are good at holding a pattern with buckshot...

Here is how I pattern...Get a target large enough to hold a news paper page, open the page just like you are going to read it, staple to the target and then take a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper and staple it horizontal (sideways) in the middle of your newspaper, this is about the size of a deer's lung area...Back off 40 yards and take a shot, aiming at the
8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper...

Try different brands ammo and sizes, when you can consistantly put 4-6 pellets into the 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper, you have found your load...

My 3 inch Browning B-80 prefers the improved cylinder choke and 3 inch Mag Winchester Supreme 00 Buck...My Remington 1100 2 3/4 chamber deer slug shotgun prefers Winchester Supreme #1 Buck, of course in 2 3/4 inch shells...Either 00,0 or #1 buck are fully capable of killing deer if you hit them with 5-6 pellets in the lung area, within 40 yards...
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:44 PM
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i use double o buck shot and my dad took down a deer withit this year i use 17 pellets
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Old 08-05-2007, 04:38 AM
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000 buckshot for me my Beretta Pintail shoots the best patern with Winchester XX
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:00 AM
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I've killed over 100 deer with buckshot and almost every one was with 00 buck. That is what my gun patterned best. I knew a lot of people that preferred #1.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:57 AM
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I usually go with '00' or '000'. I saw 2 bucks harvested last yr while running dogs from 90 yds away with '000'. I think I am going to shoot it more this yr!
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