Buckshot on bucks?

The place for beginners, or anyone else, to talk about gun, gear, and shooting topics with a minimum of jargon and/or geekery. The only stupid question is the one you don't ask that blows up in your face later.
Spells

Buckshot on bucks?

Postby Spells » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:10 pm

I never hear about anybody actually using buckshot on deer, despite the name. Do people use it on deer? Is it even legal?

User avatar
SeekHer
On a list somewhere
Posts: 2286
Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:27 am
Location: Manitoba, Canada

Re: Buckshot on bucks?

Postby SeekHer » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:17 pm

Spells wrote:I never hear about anybody actually using buckshot on deer, despite the name. Do people use it on deer? Is it even legal?


Yes, to all your questions...

Rifled slugs are a fairly modern invention and areas of dense population back east would limit the taking of deer to shotgun only--for fear that rifle bullets would travel too far if a miss occurred and might kill an inhabitant...
There is a certain type of mentality that thinks if you make certain inanimate objects illegal their criminal misuse will disappear!

Damn the TSA and Down with the BATF(u)E!
Support the J P F O to "Give them the Boot"!!

Fivetoes
Trigger Junkie
Posts: 1466
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:21 pm

Re: Buckshot on bucks?

Postby Fivetoes » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:32 pm

Depends on where you are at. In WV and Ohio it is illegal to use it.

rightisright
Active Shooter
Posts: 4245
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:41 pm
Location: NJ

Re: Buckshot on bucks?

Postby rightisright » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:38 pm

I'm pretty sure it's still legal to hunt deer with in NJ. But everyone I know that goes out during shotgun season loads up with slugs.

User avatar
Mud_Dog
Trigger Junkie
Posts: 1223
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:21 am
Location: Fayette-nam, NC

Re: Buckshot on bucks?

Postby Mud_Dog » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:41 am

It's pretty much all I've ever used on deer. I've only shot a deer once with a rifle, but quite a few times with buckshot.

Of course, how you hunt is also something to consider. Almost always we have dogs or take turns driving deer out, so the deer are always on the run and much easier to hit with 00 Buck.

I'll use a rifle or perhaps a slug if I'm in a stand.
Obamalypse, Part II: The Armening. (-NPR)


Return to “Beginners Luck”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest