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Old April 29, 2006, 09:24 AM   #1
JuanJose-Hernandez
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shotgun

hello,
i have a 2 barrel shotgun that my cousin gave to me. i will use it for deer. thebarrels are not very long. what number shotgun bb's to use for deer would be the best. a man i work with said double o will work very good.
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Old April 29, 2006, 10:12 AM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend anything but 00 Buckshot . The maximum range should be 25 yards.
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Old April 29, 2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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that is very close to get around here. it is very open and flat. i can usually sneek up on them pretty close. i have mostly used the 22 magnum rifle but i think i like the big shotgun better.
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Old April 29, 2006, 10:39 AM   #4
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Just so you'll know, it is against the law in Texas to use a rimfire cartridge for deer hunting.

Use 00 buck, shoot at a paper plate and see how many pellets hit the plate. Start at 20yds, then 30, 35. You will see that not many pellets hit the plate after 25 yds.
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Old April 29, 2006, 12:22 PM   #5
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i know. i am not doing it anymore. i only would shoot the deer in the head. i did not waste the meat or run after them. i will use the shotgun from now on till i can pay to get a 30 calibre cowboy gun.
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Old April 30, 2006, 02:30 PM   #6
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Let's also not forget slugs. I would use a slug on deer, long before I would use 00 buck. If it's a smooth bore double, you will want the slugs, not sabot slugs. Sabot types are used in rifle barreled shotguns.

Go to the funshow and find yourself a nice used 30-30 by Winchester or Marlin. They probably have taken more deer in Texas than any other caliber.
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