500 S&W Rifle -VS- Shot Gun Slug for Deer Hunting

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500 S&W Rifle -VS- Shot Gun Slug for Deer Hunting

Postby lov-it » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:44 am

Shot Gun Slug –VS- 500 S&W Rifle

Which is the better Gun for Deer Hunting? What do you think?

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Re: 500 S&W Rifle -VS- Shot Gun Slug for Deer Hunting

Postby Deebz » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:07 pm

I'd have to say it depends on your situation... My slug gun gives me a range out to about 150 yards. I'm not familiar with the S&W 500 rifle, but I'm sure it can reach out a bit more than that... Some farms I hunt I could potentially have a shot at 300 yards across the cornfield, so I'd take the rifle for the extended range. Other farms are thick woods and timber where an open shot is more like 50-60 yards, I'd take the slug gun for the 1 oz slug and bigger hole.
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Re: 500 S&W Rifle -VS- Shot Gun Slug for Deer Hunting

Postby kellory » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:37 pm

My dad has a Savage 22/.410 over and under. A great small game gun, with a choice of use. by the flick of your thunb. Too bad you can't do the same with deer. A rifle on top with a slug gun below, and take the shot you need, when you need it. But you can't use a rifle in a shot gun state, nor a shot gun in a rifle state. I'd buy one if it were legal to use it. :(
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