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WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« on: September 17, 2020, 10:53:10 AM »
Hi All,

I'm looking to purchase a slug shotgun for use in those firearm restricted areas.

The most important thing to me is that it has a rifled barrel with 2.75 or 3 inch chamber. Big fan of the H&R Ultra Slug Hunter single shots (it's too bad they have been discontinued).

I would consider Remington 870, Mossberg 695, Mossberg 500, Savage 212 or something similar.

Please let me know if you're willing to part with something of the like.

Thanks!

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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 12:07:31 PM »
Just my  :twocents: I used a 12g  to hunt blacktails one year. Lets just say the tracking job was short, (Buck dropped in his tracks), and the opposite side looked like a cannonball went through it. Unfortunately I lost a lot of meat.

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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020, 04:05:34 PM »
Can get a Mossberg 835 at Wally World and then order the slug barrel off gunbroker.

835 is a sweet gun.


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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 04:08:07 PM »
Father of - I believe it. A 12 gauge slug is a large projectile.

Thanks for the input konradcountry.

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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 04:22:05 PM »
I have hunted with slugs but in tight timber I prefer buckshot.

With some of the restricted area deer you can get pretty close.

Aim for the neck with buckshot using a full choke.





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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 12:11:13 PM »
Chest cavity shots with slugs are fine. Other hits, not as much. Make a good shot and you have nothing to worry about. Good luck with your search.

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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2020, 03:08:04 PM »
Remington 870 with slug barrel. Shoot. Hornady  sst slugs.  Love mine
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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2020, 03:37:34 PM »
 I had an Ithaca Deerslayer in 20 ga. but 12 ga. is legal for elk. One listed on GunsAmerica for a 1960 model for $549/Smoothbore 26 inch barrel.I could put 5 on an 8 inch paper plate at 75 yards with my 20 with just the rifle sights on it, so if you want a longer range weapon maybe you should consider a smokepole in 54 cal. I once took a grey squirrel at almost 50 yrds on a bet with a hunting partner.I didn't even have to gut it,lol.You don't need rifled barrels to shoot out to 100 yrds with a good slug gun.It's also gives you the option to use buckshot or even birdshot for grouse if you want a little camp meat.I wish I'd never sold mine but I was moving out to Washington and figured I'd never use it like in Virginia.

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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2020, 05:00:22 PM »
I had a Mossberg 835.  Bought a cantilevered slug barrel so could use a scope or red dot sight.  I was sort of pissed that I couldn't find 3.5" slugs.  Glad that I never did, because 3" slugs were ass-kickers on recoil.

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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2020, 05:14:29 PM »
I second the Ithaca Deerslayer. I have harvested 8 deer with mine in 12 ga, and never tracked one more than 50 yards.
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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2020, 08:30:13 AM »
USMC - Ya I have found a few mossberg SSI one's that have a 3.5 inch chamber but it doesn't make sense to pick up one of those when I will be shooting 2.75 or 3" sabots through it. A 2.75" sabot would have .75 inch to rattle around in the chamber before it hits rifling. I have a hard time believing that would lend itself to good accuracy.

I have a few smoothbore shotguns but like the idea of the increased accuracy/effective range of a rifled shotgun with a scope. Thanks for all the input so far guys!




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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2020, 09:10:32 AM »
if you already have a shotgun, perhaps a slug barrel would be cheaper...
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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2020, 10:52:29 AM »
Birddog - That's what I thought too but SBEII rifled barrels are $500+.

Ithaca feather light rifled barrels are $400+ install costs.

So i figured I would just get a dedicated rifled slug shotgun.

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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2020, 08:32:44 AM »
Someone has-had a Savage 220 for sale new I think....

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Re: WTB - 12 Gauge Slug Shotgun
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2020, 09:27:34 AM »
Birddog - That's what I thought too but SBEII rifled barrels are $500+.

Ithaca feather light rifled barrels are $400+ install costs.

So i figured I would just get a dedicated rifled slug shotgun.


nothing wrong with buckshot in that SBE2!
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