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Rossi Youth Single shot for deer?

My two sons (10 & 11 yo) will each be receiving a Rossi 20 Ga. Youth single shot shotgun for Christmas. I was thinking small game but lately all they talk about is deer. Is it sensible to use these weapons on deer and, if so, can I use slugs? This gun can handle a 3 inch magnum shell and has a fixed modified choke. Any thoughts? TX
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Re: Rossi Youth Single shot for deer?

Usually rifled slugs shoot best out of cylinder bore or imp cylinder bore guns. Once you get to mod and full it squeezes the slug and sometimes throws it off. I would probably think 20-30 yard shots max and would test fire them first.

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Re: Rossi Youth Single shot for deer?

I would maybe look at one of the Rossi combo guns instead. I think you can get them with the 20ga,243, and 22lr barrels in one package.
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Re: Rossi Youth Single shot for deer?

My first gun I started out with (at 40) was a Rossi combo gun. I'm only 5'2 and it fit me great. Easy to change the barrels, light to carry. Put an extra recoil pad on the back and had a gun smith put a red dot scope on it and I was good to go! I used slugs in my 20 gauge and took out a couple deer. Moved up to a Mossberg, but still have the Rossi if I want to carry light.
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Re: Rossi Youth Single shot for deer?

I bought one 10 years ago when I was teaching my kids to shoot/hunt, 30/06 & 12 gauge combo. My oldest boy shot a couple deer with the rifle setup, just for giggles I've taken it out and shot a couple deer with the 12 gauge barrel (modified), both slugs & buckshot, shots were inside 35 yards.It will handle 3" shells just fine.

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Re: Rossi Youth Single shot for deer?

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I would maybe look at one of the Rossi combo guns instead. I think you can get them with the 20ga,243, and 22lr barrels in one package.
That's what I'm thinking about for when my boy starts hunting.

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