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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Beaver County, PA
Shotgun slug shooting question
My daughter is going to college in NY state and won't be able to come home for PA's deer season this year. Instead, she's going to hunt at the home of one of her professors in upstate NY.
The county they're hunting in is shotgun-only, which raises several questions for me since I've only ever hunted with a rifle and, consequently, have never shot slugs from a shotgun.
Q: I have an older 12 ga. SxS LaFever that she could use. Setting aside accuracy for a moment, is there any reason she couldn't use this gun with slugs? It doesn't have Damascus barrels or anything like that and I shoot modern (BB) ammo through it all the time.
Q: I have a 12 ga. CZ O/U that's only a couple of years old. How do you think this gun would serve her with slugs?
Q: If she did use the CZ, should I remove the choke tubes from it to shoot slugs? Or is there a certain choke that I should have in to shoot slugs?
Obviously, I'm out of my depth here as it relates to shooting slugs. Any insight you folks can provide would be much appreciated.