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Old 05-01-2013, 09:21 AM
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Got my wife a 28 gauge for upland, but I was wondering what you guys would think about running slugs for deer. Anyone try this? Any idea on distance limitations?
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:31 AM
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Do they even make slugs in 28 ga? Before I use them I would have to know more about velocities and energy.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by daddus1
TB,
Do they even make slugs in 28 ga? Before I use them I would have to know more about velocities and energy.
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I know at least one company does. I know its equivalent to a 54 cal and I think a 1200 fps muzzle velocity
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:35 AM
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Brenneke makes them 5/8 oz with 1450 muzzle velocity
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:55 PM
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Pretty much feel the same way about 28ga specialty rounds as I do about the .410... Just a waste of time and money... (saying this as an AVID .410 bore fan)...

Biggest hurdle you'll see is that most states have a 20ga minimum for big game with slugs.

Then you're talking basically about hunting with the ballistic equivalent of a .45colt or .44mag revolver, the range just isn't there to make it worth my trouble.

Sure, it'll work. I may or may not have killed a few deer in younger years with a single shot .410 and 00buck (3 pellets), but that doesn't make it a good choice...
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448
Pretty much feel the same way about 28ga specialty rounds as I do about the .410... Just a waste of time and money... (saying this as an AVID .410 bore fan)...

Biggest hurdle you'll see is that most states have a 20ga minimum for big game with slugs.

Then you're talking basically about hunting with the ballistic equivalent of a .45colt or .44mag revolver, the range just isn't there to make it worth my trouble.

Sure, it'll work. I may or may not have killed a few deer in younger years with a single shot .410 and 00buck (3 pellets), but that doesn't make it a good choice...
With how much big game hunting my girlfriend will be doing it would be a waste of time and money to buy her a rifle. I already have the 28.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:24 AM
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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?
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:36 AM
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Got my wife a 28 gauge for upland, but I was wondering what you guys would think about running slugs for deer.
Originally Posted by Throw Back
With how much big game hunting my girlfriend will be doing it would be a waste of time and money to buy her a rifle. I already have the 28.
I see a much worse problem than ballistics. Letting your girlfriend use your wife's shotgun is probably a bad idea.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:03 AM
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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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:39 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.
Wife+ girlfriend+ guns= trouble!!!
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