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Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing, Outdoors' started by dds115, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. dds115

    A/V Subscriber dds115 Laughable

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    I have something new to add now. My brother is a hunter in Wisconsin, he usually hunts in a shotgun only area. I plan on going up there this fall, so why not bring my shotgun and go hunting! So I would like to be able to shoot slugs. Is there a shotgun out there that has changeable barrels, etc, or do I need two different shotguns for that? Not knowledgeable at all in this category.
  2. O*S*U 1219

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    You don't really need to change barrells or guns. It's all about the shell your use and choke. The choke is what changes the amount of spread your shells create. Some chokes have a tighter spread which is mainly used for duck, geese, etc because they are higher in the air whereas dove and quail you would use a bigger spread to cover more area because of their speed. Also, slugs are still cased in a 12g. shotgun shell so they go in the gun just the same as a regular shell. And most every shotgun can switch barrels as well.
  3. Rob B.

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    In most shotguns with removeable barrells i.e. semi-autos and pumps, you can order a rifled slug barrell, these increase your accuracy. Most slug loads are already "rifled", so you could use them in a regular barrel, just not as accurate.
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    A/V Subscriber dds115 Laughable

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    Ah, good to know. Thanks! Leaning towards the Nova, and maybe buying sooner rather than later. I won $325 at the casino during the weekend, so maybe that is a sign I should go ahead and buy one :)
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    It's a great feeling! Good luck!
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    If I may, let me clean this up a bit.
    You are right in that different chokes favor different situations. Choke is actually the amount of constriction in a barrel and is normally found in the final 3-4 inches of the barrel at the muzzle. It is not advisable to shoot non-lead shot through extremely tight chokes and most manufacturers will advise against it. What this means is that if you are going to shoot steel shot at waterfowl, you likely will not want to use a full choke tube in your gun. If your gun has no choke tubes, I would recommend you measure the amount of constriction (choke) to ensure it's not too tight for steel shot as steel shot does not compress, like lead does.

    However, the question was regarding slugs. This needs some clarification. Slugs come in two varieties in order to be used either in rifled shotgun barrels or normal smooth bore barrels.
    Greater accuracy is often acheived with rifled slugs as smooth bore slugs are normally held in place with a sabot and do not spin in flight as a rifle bullet or rifled slug will.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/Bro...goryId=17565&categoryString=653***9217***9486***

    Read about the different slugs here and it will help you determine how you want to proceed. If you have further questions, I'll do what I can to answer them.
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    Nice! That's a good sign.
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    I am in the market now for a shotgun. Just looking around. Like anything, money is an issue, so I am not spending a ton of cash.
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    Definitely the 870 if you want a pump!
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    A/V Subscriber dds115 Laughable

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    I may be making my purchase today. I am 99% sure I'm going with the Benelli SuperNova.
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    I think you will like it.
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    From the research I've done, I think so too. I'm pretty excited.
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    Mossberg 930 SPX for the win.

    http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=mossberg 930 spx
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    A/V Subscriber dds115 Laughable

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    Well, I got the Benelli SuperNova, black. $479. Can't wait to shoot it tomorrow!!
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    You have chosen wisely. I know few people who hunt harder in worse conditions for a gun than I do and my Nova has never failed me.
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    I'm really excited. I almost want to dip it in mud just to clean it like crazy. I know with my handgun, I enjoy cleaning almost as much as shooting it.
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    The Benelli will perform well for you. It will be one you can hand down to your son or daughter some day.
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    My new baby...

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    A/V Subscriber Donnyboy RELAX

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    It rattles...it's loose....it's heavy....and it will never ever ever fail you. If I had one gun of mine to take to hell it'd be my Nova.

    Geese absolutely hate my Nova.

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