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#1 Jonah

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:47 PM

What should I hunt with,a 870 20-gauge shotgun or a 770 .243 rifle?

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:59 AM

The one that you are most comfortable using as either will get the job done. The 243 will be a little better for longer shots with the heavier bullets.


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 12:32 PM

Depends on the terrain you're hunting. If you're hunting open fields and have clear long-range shots, then I'd say the .243. If you're hunting in an area with short shots and lots of brush I'd go with the 20ga.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 07:48 AM

I would definately go with the 243.  A shotgun with slugs/buckshot is considered a short range affair.  A 243 can be used as either a short range or long range deer getter.  I personally have killed 15 or more deer with a 243 and several with a smoothbore and slugs and buckshot.  Every one killed with the shotgun required a followup shot only one with the 243.  Many people have a vision of a big heavy slow bullet plowing through brush and hitting the target.  That just does not happen.  When a bullet contacts brush, it deflects no matter the size and weight of that projectile.  If your shotgun is a slug gun with rifling it can be made to shoot much more accurate than a smoothbore


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:01 AM

The shotgun does have a rifled barrel and I am probably going to be hunting in a swamp or a hilly field...

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:03 AM

I also have the option of hunting with a mosin nagant carbine 7.62x54R

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:39 PM

I'd go with the 7.62x54.... It's a heavy bullet, and has some range as well.


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