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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Re: .410 rifled slugs for deer?
On of the biggest deer I had laid my eyes on in person was shot with a .410.
Father was hunting with his son. Both were licensed and for whatever reason they only had the .410 with them hunting out of a double ladder stand.
I was hunting this same farm that morning and heard the shot. Didn't think much of it until I was leaving to head into work and saw them come out into the field pulling this buck. decided to walk all the way over and that rack got bigger and bigger the closer I got.
Father told me that once he saw how big it was he took the shot. Put it right in the boiler maker and the deer did not go very far.
I personally do not like this caliber for deer hunting due to the fact that a marginal hit will likely not cause enough trauma or shock to put the deer down.
I think that father and son were very lucky that day and everything just worked out.
Good luck on whatever you decide to do. maybe you can borrow a 20 gauge which IMO be better for deer hunting.
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