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    Hunting Sambar with a 12 gauge

    Just after some advice on what other guys are using in the way of Slugs/solids what ever you prefer to call them, to hunt Sambar.
    I'm going to try hunting them with my 12-gauge shotgun, open sights.

    Brand, type of slug/solid ? something good up to 100m?
    Any ides would be great.

    I'd usually use my .308 but going for something a bit different and with open sights. I'll be hunting pines,
    I missed one the other day, well... didn't even see it take off, just heard crash off and it just... disappeared ! from about 3m away...WTF!

    But hey thats hunting.

    Thanks guys.

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    In aus the legal requirement is a single slug of at least 245gn. If that's our minimum I'd reckon it'd be an ethical load if you wanna try. Sambar are bloody tough though remember that. Broadside I'd be aiming at the neck, should anchor em pretty well on the spot.

    Let us know how you go

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingstoncowboy View Post
    Just after some advice on what other guys are using in the way of Slugs/solids what ever you prefer to call them, to hunt Sambar.
    I'm going to try hunting them with my 12-gauge shotgun, open sights.

    Brand, type of slug/solid ? something good up to 100m?
    Any ides would be great.

    I'd usually use my .308 but going for something a bit different and with open sights. I'll be hunting pines,
    I missed one the other day, well... didn't even see it take off, just heard crash off and it just... disappeared ! from about 3m away...WTF!

    But hey thats hunting.

    Thanks guys.
    Take me and throw me at it!!

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    Was that on your hunt the weekend of the sika show? Tough luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Take me and throw me at it!!
    Like your style!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    Was that on your hunt the weekend of the sika show? Tough luck

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    No last weekend, bloody exciting tho, when your that close and cant see it

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    Good luck mate, I have a secret thing for Sambar, funny as I've never seen one in the flesh. Maybe thats part of it. All the stories of where they are or arnt more to the point gets me going.....

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    a friend of mine who shot tons of pigs with his 12ga and solids dosent reccomend them at all, he changed to the 7.62x39 and spoke the world of it.
    is an open sited rifle an option for you?

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    shot my first deer with a shotgun and a solid, punched a 12ga hole right through. Cant remember the details of the round but it did the business

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingstoncowboy View Post
    No last weekend, bloody exciting tho, when your that close and cant see it
    Definitely. Give you a hell of a fright. Was Oskar not there to indicate for you?
    Yeah nah bro

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    Shotguns are just like rifles you need to try different brands and styles to find the load your gun likes. I have shot Buffalo Deer and Pigs with solids. Most cylinder bore guns with the right slug will give a 3" group at 70 yds if using adjustable sights, some will do this at 100 yds. I have 3 Mossberg shotties and each needs a different load to get 3" at 70. With the wrong slug these same guns will shoot a 9"-15"pattern at 30 yds. Good luck it takes time and money but once sorted there isnt much the 12 bore cant take down.
    Last edited by john m; 23-10-2013 at 05:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    Definitely. Give you a hell of a fright. Was Oskar not there to indicate for you?
    He was there right beside us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill999 View Post
    a friend of mine who shot tons of pigs with his 12ga and solids dosent reccomend them at all, he changed to the 7.62x39 and spoke the world of it.
    is an open sited rifle an option for you?
    I would normally hunt with my 308 with optic sights, but for close hunting I and something different I was looking at my shotgun for a change. Safer with a shotgun for the area as I don't want my projectiles traveling to far and a shoty would be better as there is livestock around in other paddocks.

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    Thanks for all the comments guys

 

 

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