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Unlike a lot of folks, i don't like shotgun slugs. I "choose" a rifle EVERY time over a slug, and for a break open gun i choose the 9.3x74R. Nosler has a 286 partition bullet that is just about perfect in the 74R.

Have you ever handled double rifle drilling??? They are HEAVY, and i wouldn't want to have to pack one around!! I'd rather have a light drilling like i have, and then buy a reasonable priced double rifle for the biggest game. Valmet made an O/U 9.3x74R bbl. set for their 412, and they shoot very good and are reliable... A decent drilling and a Valmet 412 will cost less than any double rifle drilling i've seen...

If you have more $$, buy a used Chapuis, there's some of them around in near new condition and they are nice doubles.

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pastorp said:
DM, I'm curious, which shotgun slugs have you used? Of course a rifle gives you greater range and penetration. Have you ever experimented with the old paradox guns?

I'm amazed at the comments I read by some folks about loading shotguns with buckshot as bear protection. In my experience buckshot works very good on man or deer size targets out to about 25yds. Hard slugs, like the Brenneke, to about 75yds. I would never use buckshot on a bear if I had another choice.

I also get a kick out of the writers recommendations about wild hogs. Growing up in the Florida swamps, I've killed a lot of them with a ruger single six. I don't view a hog as hard to kill. You just need to but the bullet in the right place. Regards, Byron
I've used numerous factory foster type slugs, (includeing home swaged) also Brenneke's and sabot styles... I'd choose a decent rifle round to any of them every time... Some folks love slugs, i'm not one of them...

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