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In Heavy Brush what is better a 30/30 or 12ga slug on White Tail Deer.

from treestand on 10.13.10

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from MNwhitetailHunter wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

i agree with bo. i just remembered one our hunting buddies shot at a doe in heavy brush 1 or 2 yrs ago (2 yr old aspen that grows 1 in apart fr other trees for awhile) with his 30/30 and he didnt kill it. we think he gut shot it.

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from treestand wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Sorry Shoot @##$% old age.

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from treestand wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

There is No worng Answer it depens on the hunter
shot or dont shot, but the 12ga slug in a test
did much better then the 30-30,35Rem,308,30/06
the cal that came close was 44Mag in a rifle.
Thanks Boys

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from pineywoods wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

I strongly agree with Bo. There really isn't any such thing as a good brush caliber and you shouldn't shoot at game through the bushes. A brush gun is one that is light, compact and easy to handle in tight quarters where a quick shot is necessary, not one that will shoot through the brush.

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from Bo wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

IMO, there is no such thing as a small caliber that is good in brush. For this discussion, I am including any of the .30 calibers. It is a light bullet that, even when it is moving at a decent clip, can be easily deflected form the desired point of impact. I have known many people over the years who thought that the .30-30 was a great brush gun; the problem was they would shoot at a deer in the brush. When the bullet was redirected (deflected) by the brush in question, we had to help them find the deer that they had just wounded. Sometimes the deer would be found, sometimes not. When the blood trail dried up, he was out of luck.
If you want a brush gun, use a 12 gauge slug. other than that, a hunter has no business shooting at a deer that is in brush that is any concern.
But hey, this is just one man's thoughts...

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from MNwhitetailHunter wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

7mm is good. i guess if you really want to know. go to where you hunt and by thick cover. stick a big blaze/neon target at different distances and see which gun is better. this is the only way which i think you will get the best answer.

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from dereckthomas wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

i think a 30/3o

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from Marcus wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Umm... I think i would go with the 30/30.

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from pineywoods wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

I strongly agree with Bo. There really isn't any such thing as a good brush caliber and you shouldn't shoot at game through the bushes. A brush gun is one that is light, compact and easy to handle in tight quarters where a quick shot is necessary, not one that will shoot through the brush.

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from Marcus wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Umm... I think i would go with the 30/30.

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from dereckthomas wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

i think a 30/3o

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from treestand wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

There is No worng Answer it depens on the hunter
shot or dont shot, but the 12ga slug in a test
did much better then the 30-30,35Rem,308,30/06
the cal that came close was 44Mag in a rifle.
Thanks Boys

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from MNwhitetailHunter wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

i agree with bo. i just remembered one our hunting buddies shot at a doe in heavy brush 1 or 2 yrs ago (2 yr old aspen that grows 1 in apart fr other trees for awhile) with his 30/30 and he didnt kill it. we think he gut shot it.

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from MNwhitetailHunter wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

7mm is good. i guess if you really want to know. go to where you hunt and by thick cover. stick a big blaze/neon target at different distances and see which gun is better. this is the only way which i think you will get the best answer.

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from Bo wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

IMO, there is no such thing as a small caliber that is good in brush. For this discussion, I am including any of the .30 calibers. It is a light bullet that, even when it is moving at a decent clip, can be easily deflected form the desired point of impact. I have known many people over the years who thought that the .30-30 was a great brush gun; the problem was they would shoot at a deer in the brush. When the bullet was redirected (deflected) by the brush in question, we had to help them find the deer that they had just wounded. Sometimes the deer would be found, sometimes not. When the blood trail dried up, he was out of luck.
If you want a brush gun, use a 12 gauge slug. other than that, a hunter has no business shooting at a deer that is in brush that is any concern.
But hey, this is just one man's thoughts...

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from treestand wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Sorry Shoot @##$% old age.

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