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Old 11-13-2012, 05:35 PM
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I have a new england single shot 20 gauge that says modified choke on it. Can I use this to deer hunt useing a rifled slug? If so is there a certain slug to use?
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:47 PM
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I also have a H&R NEF break action 20 ga. It is smooth bore with a modified choke. I've drilled and tapped it for a scope. It has a 2x Bushnell. I will group 4" at 50 yards all day long from bags (but it does kick). I foulnd that the remington Slugger works best, this is a foster style lead slug 2 3/4".

Sights will be needed if you are going to shoot much beyond 30 yards. I've killed a number of deer with it out to about 80 yards. the shell has the power and accuracy for longer shots, but I do not.

there are some places in NY and PA where only shotguns are legal, this is my go to for those areas. It is very light to carry.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:57 PM
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I also have a H&R NEF break action 20 ga. It is smooth bore with a modified choke. I've drilled and tapped it for a scope. It has a 2x Bushnell. I will group 4" at 50 yards all day long from bags (but it does kick). I foulnd that the remington Slugger works best, this is a foster style lead slug 2 3/4".

Sights will be needed if you are going to shoot much beyond 30 yards. I've killed a number of deer with it out to about 80 yards. the shell has the power and accuracy for longer shots, but I do not.

there are some places in NY and PA where only shotguns are legal, this is my go to for those areas. It is very light to carry.
Thank you for the info and here in NW ohio you have to use a shotgun to deer hunt also, no rifles way to flat around here...
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:40 AM
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Actually, rifles are much safer on flat land than slugs. Look up the penn State study lots of proof. As a result of the study many states have gone to the rifle not shotgun use. In New York they have cahnged completely to rifles. I've myself, have seen slugs shot at deer in flat farm country take 3 boouonces across flat winter wheat fields.

So now NY has changed and I use a 260 rem there. But in SW Pennsylvania they still require shotguns with slugs, so my NEF single is used there.

Unfortunately, most Game regulators know little about game, hunting, or firearms. So the PA Game Commision will stick to it's own 'junk science' and stay with shotguns in high populated districts.

The reason is high velocity light weight bullets self destruct when they hit..
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:50 AM
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Actually, rifles are much safer on flat land than slugs. Look up the penn State study lots of proof. As a result of the study many states have gone to the rifle not shotgun use. In New York they have cahnged completely to rifles. I've myself, have seen slugs shot at deer in flat farm country take 3 boouonces across flat winter wheat fields.

So now NY has changed and I use a 260 rem there. But in SW Pennsylvania they still require shotguns with slugs, so my NEF single is used there.

Unfortunately, most Game regulators know little about game, hunting, or firearms. So the PA Game Commision will stick to it's own 'junk science' and stay with shotguns in high populated districts.

The reason is high velocity light weight bullets self destruct when they hit..
They have not changed "completely" in New York. It is county specific and there are still lots of places you cannot use a rifle. It would pay to check this out before using a rifle in New York. The fine for using a rifle in a shotgun only area is quite large.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:24 AM
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thanks NSB. I hunt Chautauqua and they changed it 2 years ago. I believe it was one of the last to change, at least to talk to the sportsmen in that county. Years ago it was shotguns everywhere except the Adirondack mountain areas. Lots of us from Buffalo back then would go to the Adirondacks just to hunt with rifles for deer. Never made much sense to hunters, you could use a 243 to shoot groundhogs in the large open flat areas, but not the same rifle for deer in the woods????

I remember hunting woodchucks in the Genesee river valley and going through a few boxes of shells in the bean fields. Really great shooting on the jolly Green Giant properties.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:18 AM
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Yep, I would try Remington sluggers or any other cheap rifled slugs. I was amazed how well the sluggers group out of my 12 ga. Plus, they put quite a wallop on deer at woods ranges. I started using them because I could switch over to grouse or squirrel huntin' if the deer weren't cooperating.
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