when I first started hunting with a shotgun I had an Ithica 37 with the deer slayer barrel, through it i shot the 1oz winchester rifled slugs, grouped pretty well and did a number on the deer. Since then I have gotten a new shotgun for deer hunting. 870 wingmaster with a Hastings rifled barrel. Anymore most of my slugs I cast and relaod myself via the lee mold. I really like those slugs I have had great luck with them. They have always left great blood trails. If I am not shooting those I shoot the Brenneke USA 1oz KO slugs that are for rifled or smooth barrels. They shoot amazing through that barrel and really put a hurting on a deer. Most drop where they are hit or have really short trails.
I believe that a perfectly placed shot will do the job regardless if it blows through or not. Anyone agree??
Agree. This year my wife shot her first deer, a doe with a 20ga 870express using the 20ga brenneke KO slugs. She shot her at about 75 yrds and couldn't have placed it any better. Did not get an exit wound, had a sparse blood for about the first 15 yrds and then she started loosing it fast. The deer only ran about 65 yrds before she fell over.