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 Post subject: .410 or 28 gauge?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:15 pm 
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Could I use a .410 or a 28 gauge for deer?



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If you're dead set on the Idea, go to the Dixie Slugs website.

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 Post subject: re: .410 or 28 gauge?
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I've never seen a 28ga slug. Not saying such a thing doesn't exist, but it's certainly uncommon.

If you want to use the .410, check you local laws... not legal for deer here in NY.


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I wouldn't recommend it, and it's not even legal in Illinois.

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 Post subject: re: .410 or 28 gauge?
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Here in WI. the 28ga. is legal and the .410 is not. Ballistics products inc. sells 28ga. round ball slugs along with loading data. It seems to me that if you can get a .505 ball moving at about 1500 fps. it should be able to kill a deer IF you can put it in the right spot. It would seem similar to hunting with a .50 calliber smoothbore musket.

I might load some up and try targets with them someday.


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 Post subject: re: .410 or 28 gauge?
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Here, in Indiana, they made the .410 legal for deer with a slug. I am not sure why, though.

As for the 28ga, in a regular 2 3/4" configuration it is, in my opinion less than an ideal loading for deer. However, I have a SxS Purdey 28brX4 inch that shots a round ball through rifled barrels from a crimped all brass case that does the job very well out to about 90 yards. It performs about like a .50 Cal. inline black powder magnum. The shells are loaded with 119gr of black powder although the gun is proofed for Cordite.

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 Post subject: re: .410 or 28 gauge?
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I have been hunting whitetail deer with my Winchster 9410 and 410 slugs since the winter of 2003. I have taken two nice bucks with it since I started using it. I believe the 410 slug can be used on deer (assuming it's legal in your area) successfully. The 410 slug is a short range deer cartridges and if you can live within that limitation the 410 slug will do the job quite nicely. If I may summit my website for further reading.

http://mcb-homis.com/

The first 5 articles on my website deal with my Winchester 9410, evaluation and testing of most manufactured 410 slugs and then my stories recounting my two successful uses of the Winchester 9410 and 410 slug to harvest two whitetail bucks.

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I have a fair number of CIL Imperial factory loaded slugs and balls.Find them from time to time at gunshows.Have never hunted with a 28 gauge slug or ball.For deer hunting I like to use a rifle.

In the second addition of the Big Game Society of Nova Scotia record book ,on page 80 there is a picture of a set of deer antlers measuring 140 1/8 that was shot with a 28 gauge shotgun.

The 28 gauge is legal for deer hunting in the Province of Nova Scotia.


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You owe it to the animal to use neither :!: I hope you are not being serious :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: .410 or 28 gauge?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:41 pm 
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Could I use a .410 or a 28 gauge for deer?
Since one can use a 357 magnum, I dont see why not.
I wouldnt personally shoot a deer at a very long range with a 410, though.
Get the heaviest slug you can to make sure you have the energy to kill the deer.


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 Post subject: re: .410 or 28 gauge?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:50 am 
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I know a few people that use slugs in .410's in Indiana and they kill more deer than me. If you are very good with a .410 and hit the kill zone or the head. It will drop a deer. If you miss and it's a gut shot of a non-vital, you may never find that deer again.


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 Post subject: Re: .410 or 28 gauge?
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I've read or heard that a 410 slug has the energy of a 44 mag, if that is the case keep shots close and placed well, you should be ok.




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