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Rifled barreled shotgun vs Muzzleloader?

Old 11-27-2020, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala
Where you hunting at Mike? Ohio used to be slug or muzzleloader only but now allows some rifles as well.

All things being equal the shotgun is the "better" choice for killing deer because it gives you a quicker second shot if needed. Hopefully you don't need it- but sometimes you do.

And before somebody says "I don't need it, I've never needed a second shot in 78 years of hunting.." that's great, congratulations. AND... Sometimes it's still needed.

​​​​​​I use a muzzleloader during muzzleloader season. Some people like to use a muzzleloader in gun season, and that's just fine too. They like to use it, like the extra challenge, it shoots better than anything else they own etc. Lots of possible reasons.

But if all other things are equal, the 'better' choice would be the shotgun.

I totally agree.
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Old 12-04-2020, 12:03 PM
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I would say shotgun if you hunt at close range due to multiple shots, and muzzleloader at long range due to the trajectory and power of modern muzzleloaders.
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