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Old August 27, 2006, 03:34 AM   #1
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Post up the largest animal you've taken w/ shotgun SLUGS

aside from the short distance slugs can be used... what is the largest/toughest animal that can be taken with slugs or animals that you wouldnt consider a hard cast 20 or 12 gauge slug enough gun for the job?


just wondering..
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Old August 28, 2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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I took an 8 point whitetail back in 1992 or around that time...dressed out at 125...hit him from about 50 yards while he was running (I was young & dumb but it worked!). I led him a little too much and hit him in the neck, spun him 180 degrees and dropped on the spot.

I was using 3 inch Remington Sluggers in 12 guage...
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Old August 29, 2006, 09:06 AM   #3
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Killed several black bears with a 20 gage Ithaca Model 37 featherweight. None over 350 pounds though. I used it like a long barreled pistol and sorta just leaned over the hounds and whacked the critter dead. The bigggest bear would not let me get close enough and I had to fire from the shoulder. A shotgun slug lacks the high speed shock that a centerfire rifle produces.
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Old August 29, 2006, 08:30 PM   #4
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There's nothing in the Western Hemisphere that can't be taken with a 12 ga.(Brenneke) slug.
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Old August 30, 2006, 02:02 PM   #5
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People will get on me for the pic, but the largest was a 1400 pound Shire stallion who had broken a leg when it tried to get out of a box trailer that was moving it away from its home farm to a new place, I believe it was a 2 year old, but it was down and thrashing and the only gun I had in my truck was a 20 double and a couple of old Super x fosters. one in the ear finished that. Not one of my proudest moments, but it was the biggest thing I have shot with a slug.

Father in law used one to put down a 2400 lb bull that something go wrong in its gut, He liked the longer barrel to stay out side the swing of the polled head.
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Old August 30, 2006, 10:56 PM   #6
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no grief from me here, you have to do what you have to do. and it sounds like you got it done as quickly as possible so you did a good job.

impressive to know the power of these things its still hard to beleive how much you can change from light bird shot to the power of slugs.
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Old August 30, 2006, 11:38 PM   #7
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I would have to say an angus cow for me. I have an older friend who owns a farm that raises them for meat and when it's time for slaughter he lets me shoot them sometimes with his .30-06. He once let me use my Mossberg 500 loaded with 1 1/4 ounce Federal rifled slugs. It did the job great. Good thing too because my shoulder can't handle multiple recoils from them powerhouse loads.
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Old September 3, 2006, 05:45 AM   #8
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7 foot kangaroo for me. i shot it at 50 metres using an under and over(no pump or semi auto shotties here in australia) went 85 kilos.
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Old September 3, 2006, 03:46 PM   #9
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what's kangaroo taste like?
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Old September 3, 2006, 09:18 PM   #10
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Kangaroo tastes like string beef if old or when its young a nice tender suculent meat kinda like deer that cannot be beaten
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Old September 3, 2006, 09:18 PM   #11
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Roo tastes best barbequed like kebabs
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Old September 5, 2006, 11:39 AM   #12
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I've been limited to whitetails as far as hunting with slugs; that being said, the heaviest I've taken were 195, 192, and 169 pounds (whole weight). All were pass through, at 50 yards or less. I use the winchester 2 3/4" 1 oz sabot slug.
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Old September 5, 2006, 05:18 PM   #13
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12 gauge slugs

I've gotten the best results using the lightfield exp's.I've killed numerous deer with them in sussex county Del.most of them deer ranged ranged from 90-130lb dressed weight,farthest shot,168yds:got witnesses too 4 of them.I have one of them there H+R ultra slugsters,one bad#*$ guns
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