Twelve-Gauge Shotguns For Deer Hunting
Using a Twelve Gauge Shotgun For Deer Hunting.
Whether new or old to the sport of deer hunting, the hunter need not believe that he should have to purchase a high powered rifle for the sport. Shotguns, in my opinion, provide far more utility in hunting or self defense, and work just fine for deer hunting too.
Of course the deer is fairly large herbivore - and a very quick and alert one at that. Of course it's possible to bring down a deer with a 410, sixteen, or twenty-gauge shotgun, but it's not practical to hunt deer with those smaller gauge guns. While I appreciate that some hunters might be so skilled as to use those, I'm going to concentrate on twelve gauge guns here.
The obvious issue is that a shotgun will never provide the range, or power to kill a deer at great distances that some rifles provide. How close a hunter is able to get to his prey is mostly a matter of knowledge and skill. I believe it's more sportsmanlike to hunt deer with shotguns rather than rifles.
Remmington 870 Twelve Gauge With 3" Chamber and 20" rifled barrel
You Want A Rifled Barrel.
What is a rifled barrel?
In this case, it's a barrel on a shotgun that has been machined or rifled like a rifle's barrel. Most shotguns do not have rifled barrels. If you're looking to hunt something as large as a deer or hog, you don't have to have a rifled barrel shotgun - but if you intend to shoot your target from extended distances, then it certainly pays to have a shotgun with a rifled barrel.
The rifling or machine work on the inside of the barrel doesn't just affect a load containing a slug, but also keeps buckshot or any other shot in a tighter pattern for longer distances.
Yes, a rifled barrel shotgun will cost more than a shotgun without one. The H & R Pardner Pump twelve gauge would be the single most cost effective shotgun for someone looking to purchase their first rifled barrel shotgun at a low cost.
The H & R Pardner Pump Twelve Gauge Shotgun - The Best Priced Rifled Barrel Shotgun On The Market!
Deer Aren't The Only Lovers Of Deer Feeders, And Not All Deer Hunters Walk On Two Legs!
A Browning Semi-Auto Twelve Gauge With Rifled Barrel and Three-Inch Chamber
The Benelli Ultra Light Semi Auto Twelve Gauge
Semi-Automatic Twelve-Gauge Shotguns With Rifled Barrels
Now, if you're less into giving a fleet footed herbivore like a deer a chance, and more inclined to want to kill a deer because you intend to feed your family with venison, then let me be sure that you well realize that for a bit more cash one can and should then purchase a semi automatic twelve gauge shotgun with a rifled barrel and the capacity to fire three inch slugs!
Of course a semi automatic shotgun will allow for the more rapid firing of slugs or buckshot at your spotted and aimed at deer, and also, more soreness for your shoulder along with the increased likelihood for a kill! It really comes down to this, how good a deer hunter are you?
Should you be intermediate level, use a pump twelve gauge shotgun with a rifled barrel; if you're not so good, use a semi automatic twelve gauge with a rifled barrel.
If your better than most - by all means, use a bolt action twelve gauge - they are out there on the market, but rare, or even use a double rifled barrel twelve gauge shotgun. Hey, if you're just really a damned great shot, by all means - take a single shot twelve gauge shotgun with you to the deer lease. Possibly, they are out there with a rifled barrel that will fire a three inch shotgun shell. Brothers and Sisters, if you're better than that, buy a bow and go bow hunting.
- The Western Field 12-Gauge Bolt-Action Shotgun
The bolt action design has been around for a very long time; but bolt action shotguns are pretty rare. These Western Field bolt action shotguns are very collectible, and are all-around great shotguns.
A Double Barrel Twelve Gauge Shotgun With Two Rifled Barrels.
The H & R Ultra Slug Hunter Twelve Gauge With Scope
I've never fired a ten-gauge shotgun, but I actually did make some sort of tentative arrangement, or in other words....I asked the one person that I know who owns one if I could fire his...just once.
Well, we'll see, but the facts of the matter are that ten-gauge shotguns are out there, available for hunters—and that not a whole lot of looking around can also turn up places to purchase ten gauge ammunition. I've no idea if firing a ten gauge is as brutal on someone as it might be - but I'd certainly imagine that the larger a person is, the better able they would be to fire something that large.
Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action 10 Gauge Shotgun
A Factual Note Concerning the Necessity of Deer Hunting
In the past North America had a naturally balanced ecosystem because all the species required for a balanced ecosystem were present throughout North America in the precise levels required for such balance.
When the European Savages conquered North America they brought with them their ranching practices from Europe, and from all other places from which North Americans came. Large herbivorous cattle, horses, and such were not present here prior to colonization, and the buffalo herds were eradicated in genocide that coincided with the same sort of aggression towards the large bison.
It should be beyond the obvious to any and to all that there are not so many jaguars and cougars about in North America as to handle the huge population of various species of deer. Once, there were a carnivorous animal that kept the deer numbers healthy, and in check - and perfectly in count for optimum evolutionary function whilst the flora that the deer consumed was in turn kept in check. Yes friends, wolves still exists, but not in the numbers needed to keep deer at ecosystem optimum population levels. The European savages that came here to North America brought their fear and bias of European wolves, and their same ignorant behaviour.
So as it is now, hunting of deer is an absolute necessity to the landscape of wherever deer are hunted - without deer hunters, the numbers of deer would grow so much as to damage the flora of that ecosystem irreparably.
Finally, the right to own firearms shall not be disputed, you have the right to own firearms, and no one can either give that right to you, nor take it away from you - but rights do not protect themselves. Get involved with your local National Rifle Association, Oath Keepers, and other Constitution based groups. You have the right to provide both food and protection not just for yourself, but for others. Fight for your rights.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.