Originally Posted by .30cal
Anyone actually use this anymore? My kids first season, and I'm thinking of getting him to use his shotgun instead of one of my rifles, for a variety of reasons. Never used it myself, or even seen it used. Must do the job though, as long as the range is right. Any thoughts.
Buckshot ( OO ) is still used by a lot of hunters today, mostly by people hunting in VERY thick cover.
Maximum Effective consistent
lethal range is around 25 yards
. After 30 yards the pattern spread is too great to be assured that the buckshot will hit vitals.
I'm curious what the reasons are for considering buckshot?
If he must use a shotgun, get some slugs.