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#1371797 - Thu Oct 08 2009 12:13 PM Re: Why is buck shot illegal in Pa? [Re: gave20]
Tanneryhunts Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 05 2006
Posts: 1905
Loc: 5C/4C-Montgomery/Luzerne
Outdated??????I've killed no less than 5 deer over the last several years with a full choked shotgun and 00 Buck. I limit all of my shots out to 25-30 yards and each deer killed has dropped in it's tracks, I'd say that effective. Like any other round or weapon it's more so the shooter than the round. For people to call it outdated, ineffective etc. is just misleading IMO and most of those people have probably never used it.
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#1371803 - Thu Oct 08 2009 12:17 PM Re: Why is buck shot illegal in Pa? [Re: PFC Clark]
NRA Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 03 2009
Posts: 812
Loc: South Central
My guess is for safety reasons. That is why they restricted shot size for turkey hunting to #4 or smaller.

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#1371944 - Thu Oct 08 2009 01:34 PM Re: Why is buck shot illegal in Pa? [Re: PFC Clark]
skidkid Offline
journeyman

Registered: Mon Aug 12 2002
Posts: 74
Loc: Pa
I hunted with it down south in NC on Camp Lejeune. It didn't make sense to me that we had to use buck shot on organized hunts with the club but we had to use slugs when hunting alone. 00 buck is, or darn close to a 30 caliber ball. You got 18 of then in a 3 1/2" 12 gauge and it was devastating what it would do to a deer. I saw one shot broadside at about 40 yards with 13 exit wounds out the other side and 2 were stuck in the far shoulder. It all depends on what choke you are using, pattermasters are great for buckshot. I also saw one shot at 80 yards that made it about 50 yards from where it was hit, like was already said above it had one whole through the lungs because that is all it really takes. I have not used a shotgun for deer since I came back to PA and don't miss it but it was very effective.

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#1373922 - Fri Oct 09 2009 12:55 PM Re: Why is buck shot illegal in Pa? [Re: skidkid]
makeitcount Offline
On the board

Registered: Tue Oct 06 2009
Posts: 353
Loc: Bucks Co, PA
I don't agree with the statement about it being outdated. The law puzzles me, too, though. I hunted in NJ for years, and I always had my first shot a slug, and the next two 00 buck - figuring if a second shot is needed, the deer would probably be on the move. I only started hunting PA last year, and I was surprised that it's slug only here. Good thing I read the game laws book - because in NJ, a buck is defined as at least one antler 3" or longer.
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#1374798 - Fri Oct 09 2009 09:17 PM Re: Why is buck shot illegal in Pa? [Re: gave20]
jun1or Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 21 2008
Posts: 5481
Loc: Q-ville and 5c
we can use it down here, but usually steer away from . i will occasionally put a 00 in backed up with slugs when we push our nasty thicket. never pullled the trigger on a deer with i though.
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