Is a 20-gauge slug good for deer hunting?

If the recoil from a 12-gauge is too much, 20-gauge slug guns are a fantastic and highly ethical option. A great aspect of hunting deer with a slug shotgun is barrels tend to be shorter (between 18 and 26 inches). An effective slug gun is highly maneuverable and perfect for making quick shots.

How many yards is a 20-gauge slug good for?

Designed to be shot from a rifled barrel, the sabot slug is accurate out to about 200 yards from a gun that’s built to promote accuracy: with a scope, a tight action, and a bedded stock.

Which is better 20-gauge or 410?

Many experts say that a 20-gauge shotgun is a better beginner’s gun because it also has relatively gentle recoil but fires more shot per shell than the smaller-diameter . 410-caliber. When compared to my 12-gauge, the 20-gauge delivers 75% of the lead with a recoil that is 40-50% less.

How big is a 20 ga slug?

The 20-gauge bore diameter is about 0.614″ (15.6 mm) and is almost twice that of the 9mm’s diameter.

What can you hunt with 20 gauge shotgun?

20-gauge shotguns are especially suitable for hunting game birds such as quail, grouse, turkey, and other game when using shot shells. A 20-gauge can also shoot slugs and buckshot and thereby become an effective deer-hunting gun.

What age is 20 gauge for?

Most are 12- to 14-year-olds with 20-gauge youth-model Remington 870s or Mossberg Model 500s. The guns are too short and kick too hard. Where did they get these guns?

What is the best slug gun for deer?

Top 10 Slug Guns For Deer Hunting Savage 212 and 220. Summary: Everything you like about a bolt-action rifle – accuracy and reliability – in a shotgun. Winchester SX3 Cantilever Buck. Summary: Smooth-operating and soft-recoiling semi-auto; shoots great, too. Remington 870 SPS ShurShot Synthetic Super Slug. Browning A-Bolt Shotgun. Benelli SBE II Slug Gun.

What is the range of a 20 guage slug?

As a general rule, a 20 gauge with a full choke barrel shooting shot charges can be effective out to a maximum of 40 – 50 yards. A slug fired from a 20 gauge set up for slugs may be effective out to about 100 yards.

What is the most accurate slug gun?

Once you find the favored sabot slug, the H&R UltraSlug is by far the most accurate Slug Gun available for under $800.00. My 12 ga. UltraSlug, rigged with a LimbSaver recoil pad and a 3×9 Nikon SlugHunter scope will consistently shoot a single ragged hole at 100 yds. from a sandbagged bench rest.

What is the most accurate shotgun?

Easily the most popular centerfire pistol round in existence is the 9mm Luger. This is a caliber that only produces a minimal amount of recoil and muzzle flash, even out of a lightweight gun and a short barrel. Firing multiple follow up shots accurately out of a quality 9mm handgun is not at all difficult.