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Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by thekentuckykid21, Jan 1, 2013.
I could have sworn they were legal, just frowned upon. Like masturbating in an airplane.
I shot a big doe with a .410 slug through the back portion of the rib cage at 5 yards. I figured the bullet passed through both lungs because there was blood on both sides of her trail. There was about 30 inches of snow on the ground at the time (Pennsylvania). I tracked her through the snow for about an hour before deciding to back off and come back the next day. Caught up with her the next day and jumped her off the bed. Away she went and I never caught up to her again. I believe she survived. I would recommend something other than a .410 although a well placed shot at close range should do the job.
legal for state, but not Knox. Here is the text from the Knox guide
Shotguns 12, \6, and 20 gauge with a single projectil e (slug). Repeating shotguns will be
plugged to hold a maximum of 3 slugs. Over and under shotguns cannot be used if one of the
tu bes is rifled, e.g., .20 gauge/.22 caliber. Muzzleloading rifles .38 caliber minimum to .58
cali ber maximum and muzzlcJoading shotguns with single projectile slug. No restriction on
priming methods. Smokeless powder is prohibited and powder charges are limited to a
maximum of 100 grains. A max imum of 10 slugs OR powder charges is permitted during each
Thankks pentail! Solved everything I needed to know!
Thanks Bin Laden
At least someone picked up on it!
I would never hunt deer with a 410. Way undersized. You are very very limited with that size of a gun. Too big of a chance of wounding a deer and not finding it. IMHO. Funny stuff about the airplane joke. Laughed my head off on that one.
It's normally not frowned upon unless I tell my wife.....SSS applies here too.
Or she walks in on you!
I can tell you that I got a .410 for my little girl and she shot 2 different does between 10-20 yds and I mean prefect double lung shots, both dropped where they stood and both got up and took off. Me and 2 buddies tracked them for long ways. Didn't recover either one, found one next day eaten by coyotes never found the other. It broke both of our hearts. Will NEVER use .410 for deer again. I don't like wounding or loosing deer.
A 410 just don't have enough powder behind the projectile so to speak. I think the regs should go back to how they were before. I think a 20 gauge was the smallest legal shotgun and don't really remember the smallest rifle but I think it was a 243. The rifle changes aren't that big of a deal but the 410 just won't get it done ethically if at all.
I killed my first 2 deer with a .410 slug. One at probably 20 yards and the other closer to 60 yards from what i can remember. They both dropped, neck shot and shoulder shot. Would i hunt with one today? No, but for someone to say they won't get the job done, then they are just talking out of their [email protected]@.
tell that to the 2 i killed, they were as dead as any other deer i have killed.
A 22lr will kill one also but that don't make it a good idea to use one.
I have never used one.I have killed them with 12ga.I know people who swear they kill there deer out to 80 yards with 410ga.I did not argue with them,as I have never tried a 410ga.I do not plan to either.