13 years ago
Anonymous

Shooting Deer Slugs out of my Browning BPS what choke do I need to put in?

Right now I have a modified choke in the gun.. But I think this would deform the slug as it passed out the muzzle and posibly cause high preasure in the barrel. I plan on usinga slug first, then follow up with 00 buckshot in case I miss on a running deer.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
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open or improved cylinder
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13 years ago
Bear Crap
I use 12ga slugs for bears and other big game in Alaska if I am in thick brush. You want either cylinder or improved cylinder. They also make rifled chokes for slugs. Don’t worry about pressures with slugs if you are using factory slugs and the right choke. I have shot thousands of slugs out of shotguns and never had a problem. But take it out and see where its hitting ( smooth bores have odd paterns with slugs) and don’t try to shoot deer over 50 yards with it. You can buy fully rifled slug barrels that are good out to 75 yards or so with the sabot slugs. And maybe a bit further. Update; Buckshot at 30 yards, well that’s a can do. But remember that 00 buck in 2 3/4inch shell 12 ga only have 9 balls. You could just break a leg or wound it some where will it could run off and die miles from you. Remember a deer with three legs runs faster due to motivation! So if you have to use buck shot at very close range NO further than 30 yards I would recommend a smaller shot for more hits. I have seen #4 buck kill deer quickly at 20 yards. But I would try #1 buck in 3 inch magnum for that 30 yard shot in brush. IF I didn’t have any slugs. Here are some must read links about this. http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10086 http://www.pafoa.org/forum/shotguns-43/9632-should-i-use-choke-buckshot.html
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4 years ago
wimer
Browning Bps Slug Barrel
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6 years ago
Anonymous
This Site Might Help You. RE: Shooting Deer Slugs out of my Browning BPS what choke do I need to put in? Right now I have a modified choke in the gun.. But I think this would deform the slug as it passed out the muzzle and posibly cause high preasure in the barrel. I plan on usinga slug first, then follow up with 00 buckshot in case I miss on a running deer.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
I think if you want to have the slug preform proporly you would need a rifled slug barrel or a smooth bore barrel.if i were you though I would buy B-Square scope mounts and put a nice red dot on with a full choke an 00 buckshot only no slugs because I heard no matter what choke you have its gonna put pressue on the end of the barrel using slugs.Plus on most packages of slugs it says to use a rifled barrel only.But I do like your idea about usind a slug and having 00 buckshot to back you up,perhaps i will try that in my fully rifled slug barrel. GOOD LUCK HUNTIN!!!!
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5 years ago
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Browning Bps Barrel
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13 years ago
geraldine f
Cylinder will not deform the slug, with improved cylinder this will be minimal, and depending on the slug, might improve accuracy somewhat, so test both. Load all slugs and forget the buckshot. Hold your fire on a running target unless you're shooting full-auto.
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13 years ago
RazorWar
Rifled Slug Barrel. Forget Buckshot unless you feel like following the deer for a mile, you want something that will stop him in his tracks. 3" Slug (I suggest Winchester Supreme)
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13 years ago
notthenameiwanted
Improved Cylinder is best to use for slugs But if you think you will need a follow up shot then don't take the shot in the first place. Even if u do need a follow up shot make it a slug also common sense among an ethical hunter is dont take the shot if in doubt
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13 years ago
cpttango30
You should be ok I shoot them out of a mod choke. I would dump the buck shot and just load slugs.
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13 years ago
AL in Bama
FYI. There are manufacturers out there that offer 'rifled' slugs.
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