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What do you thing about a 28 gauge slug gun

Old 05-02-2013, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by rogerstv
You should have just bought a 20 gauge. But, that point is moot. Why not buy "yourself" a muzzle loader and work up a load/bullet combo with 70 - 90 grains of powder?


Hmmm. Idk why I never thought of that, I did just win an in line ML at a banquet. Havent had a chance to shoot it to see the kick. Good idea
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by tcshooter
I see a much worse problem than ballistics. Letting your girlfriend use your wife's shotgun is probably a bad idea.
Originally Posted by NebBuckHunter
Wife+ girlfriend+ guns= trouble!!!


Haha, suppose so. Been together for years and have a daughter, I suppose the real term is Fiance. Good catch TC
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:34 AM
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Hmmmm ! Ol' "parapraxis" showed up ?

I am not a fan of any "shotgun" load below the 20 ga., 3" sabot type slugster set-up. Just too much distance limitation for my taste, however, I suspect that limiting the distances to 50 yards or so, the 28 ga. slug load would be OK.

As for not springing for a rifle, I bet you could find a used Handi in 243 Win. for around $200. If your wife and/or girfreind are not worth you dropping two Benjamins, then maybe you need a third choice !?!
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:06 PM
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28ga slug for deer? illegal here in IL...

12ga to 20ga only...

get her a 20ga savage 220 or a semi auto 20ga maybe?

or if a rifle is legal in your state, something like a .243 or 7mm-08
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:12 PM
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28ga is legal here in Kansas and I know of three companies that make loads for it. The first one has all ready been mentioned. That is the 5/8oz 1450fps load from Brennenke. Second is a .505 cal round ball load from Ballistic Products at 2000fps. Third is Star and Stripes. Here is some advice on the use of the 28ga on big game from 28ga.society.com
http://28gasociety.46.forumer.com/1s...-t2321718.html
http://28gasociety.46.forumer.com/br...-t2321819.html
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:42 PM
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Accuracy is the biggest variable here. Can she hit a softball with it from 50 yards? You may want to consider a set of half way decent clamp on the rib fiber optic sights. They can be had for about $50. That will pretty much double effective hunting range of any smoothbore slug gun.

I think it will kill a deer dead as a door nail just so long as she can put the slug where it needs to go. Forget any illusions of a 200 yard slug gun here... but with a steady rest, some sights, and a little practice I think she should be able to take deer just fine out to 75 yards with it.

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Old 05-10-2013, 11:58 AM
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Deer wounded not killer bad choice!
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by tcshooter
Once you get past the above post of mine, here's what I think.

A Brenneke 28ga slug is a 5/8 ounce, or by my calculation 273gr, moving at 1450fps (Brenneke's number). Hunting with that wouldn't make me weak in the knees. A friend shot a deer with his .54 round ball out of his long rifle and anchored it, and as you point out the two are comparable.

I built this .54 flintlock back in the 80s, have killed about 50 deer with it...A .530 round ball weighs about 220 grains, I use 80grs FFF Goex and have dropped deer out to 125 yards...I see no problem...


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Old 05-10-2013, 09:28 PM
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On the subject of muzzle loading. You could always load a 50 caliber mini, maxi, or round ball with pryodex or black powder into a 28ga shell and fire it. Or you could put a 54 caliber projectile down the barrel, basically make an inline muzzle loader. As said accuracy is the issue not power. One of the loads I mentioned earlier is basically a 50 caliber round ball going at 2000fps. If this load was coming from a muzzle loader no one would be questioning its effectiveness at bagging deer.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by nchawkeye
I built this .54 flintlock back in the 80s, have killed about 50 deer with it...A .530 round ball weighs about 220 grains, I use 80grs FFF Goex and have dropped deer out to 125 yards...I see no problem...




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