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what do you all think of buckshot for deer? where do you aim? my budy use's it and aims for the head on does (he doesn't use it

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  • what do you all think of buckshot for deer? where do you aim? my budy use's it and aims for the head on does (he doesn't use it

    what do you all think of buckshot for deer? where do you aim? my budy use's it and aims for the head on does (he doesn't use it on bucks)

  • #2
    If your shotgun shoots a good pattern with the load your shooting, then I say use it at the range you pattern it. #4 Buck I find works best for a chest shot.

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    • #3
      I think slugs are way more effective in using a shotgun on whitetail.

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      • #4
        If you you use buck shot i would say js twait till the deer is in range and aim for the chest. I head is a smaller target and harder to hit then the chest.

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        • #5
          Slugs are more effective in the open, but if you are in heavy brush, or swamp it can be quite effective. I know some guys that hunt in somewhat thick terrain and they load thier smoothbore shotguns with a slug 1st and the rest buckshot. It seems to work for them.

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          • #6
            I do not like buckshot for anything. If you are shooting a shotgun use a slug!

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            • #7
              buck shot's great I've only used it for coyote but i have uncles that have shot deer and bear(300 pounders) with it

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              • #8
                The first few deer I harvested where with buckshot from a 20ga 870. Aim the same as if your where shooting slugs or a rifle. While some people may not like buckshot, there is a time and a place for it, such as thick brush. Also in Virginia there are certain counties where you can not use rifles, or slugs for that matter, so your only choice is to use buckshot. It is just as effective in taking down deer as a slug, the only drawback is the deer needs to be under 70 yards.

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                • #9
                  I only use slugs on deer, but i do use buck shot for coyote and I keep some with my shotgun at home just in case.

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                  • #10
                    If I were going to hunt deer with Buckshot (not)I would use 00 or 000 and aim for the center of the chest. Limit your shots to 40 yds. Use slugs

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                    • #11
                      I don't like buckshot for deer, I've shot OO and #4 can't tell much difference I've had to use follow up shots or slit the throughts of any that I've shot with it.

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                      • #12
                        Buckshot needs a name change. Coyoteshot. Pissedoffleopardshot. Burglarshot. Insurgentshot. Anything but buckshot.

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                        • #13
                          i agree with Shane, shoot anything besides a deer with it.

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                          • #14
                            Don't use buckshot on deer! Save it for things thst go "bump" in the night.

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                            • #15
                              I like Shane's answer.

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