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300 Yard Deer Kills With A 20 Gauge

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Howard1955, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Howard1955

    Howard1955 Dallas, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My first shotgun was a 20 gauge. I think I was about 12 years old. After seeing these guys, I'm considering getting another one.

     
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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    SO a Bolt action 20 gauge rifled barrel with some souped up 20 ga sabot type round? A scope and a set range that has been zeroed in. Nothing special about that. simple ballistics
     
  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Huge drop from a 12ga slug at 100 yards...

    I'd say anything past 150 would not be the most ethical way to humanely kill an animal unless you live in a middle state that only allows shotgun hunting, but even then...:oops:.


    20ga is great for rabbits, squirrels and grouse only IMO.


    I love the caliber though personally.
     
  4. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    He climbed the mountain because he could.
    Didn't necessarily make it efficient or productive.
    Sometimes you just gotta do things out of curiosity or (God Forbid) just because it's fun.
     
  5. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I guess I resemble that remark...:p
     
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  6. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Yes ... But can he do it off hand when he is cold , tired , hungry and in bad weather / lighting?
    You know hunting conditions ... Not off a bench at a range.
    Which is more or less what he did.
    Not really impressed with his "hunting" , shooting maybe , but not what I call hunting.
    Andy
     
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  7. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Excellent trap round in my humble opinion. I do better with a 20 than a 12 any day.
     
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  8. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I once killed 2 deer in Texas from a stand, it was like shooting from my living room...... or shooting fish in a barrel.....:eek:
     
  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Cuz of all them timed grain spreaders:rolleyes:...

    You know where and when they will be :D.
     
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  10. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yep, you could set yer watch by em....:oops::oops::oops:o_O
     
  11. Howard1955

    Howard1955 Dallas, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I once killed a deer in my pajamas.

    How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know. (Sorry, Groucho.)
     
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  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Heck Andy, your just jealous cause you could see through the smoke after he touched it off! :D
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't want one!

    I do want to know exactly what that rig was, more about the ammo, results from a chronograph and a trajectory chart for that specific round!
    I can see this becoming the "thing" for places where rifles are forbidden by law!
     
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  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ok, did a little research. The gun appears to be a Savage 220f!

    They seem to be quite popular, and seriously accurate. A number of web sights mentioned words like minute of angle and good groups at 300yds! Interesting!:eek:

    I also read about some eastern states beginning to allow rifles that shoot straight walled rounds! Calibers mentioned were .357, 460S&W, 500S&W and in at least one state .45/70! The article said that six states either had or were planning the switch.
     
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  15. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Yep , no doubt!
    But then , I can always use the concealment of the smoke from my shot to sneak closer to my target. :D
    Andy
     
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  16. bradybunchdad

    bradybunchdad Salem Member

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    One of my friends got this really old boy with a rifled barrel shotgun a couple days ago. He loves hunting the willamette valley with his shotgun but says 100 yards is the ethical maximum. Also was saying the barrels are tough to get. IMG_4313.JPG
     
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  17. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    That kinda what I was thinking but that 280?gr slug was traveling 1900+-fps so that ain't too shabby
    The guy who was in charge of the Olympic elk herd by Sequim was shooting 12ga sabots at 250 yards with great results
    Heck Hickock45 has a vid of shooting regular 12ga slugs at 230 yards and hitting the 12" gong
    They are making better ammo and shot guns for the guys in the middle states.
     
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  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Don't those states have too many deer anyway? That may have been their 2-3 deer this season. Maybe they actually hunted? for the others? Lol
    Yeah it seems in some places they like to "harvest" deer instead of "hunt" them.
    Crap they took 3 on 3 nights in the exact same place and each night there were more deer! Think about how many didn't show up