I'm back east and got roped into taking a friend deer hunting. Looks like we'll be in a heavily forested area, no tree stand, but definitely not the long shots over open terrain that I'm used to. We'll scope around for houses, but this isn't a rural area and it isn't urban...I'll know where the houses are, but I've only ever shot the 308 in places where I could see earth behind my target, so something doesn't sit right about using it in this area. Either way, I don't think we'll take a shot longer than 50 yards, so this seems like a shotgun job.
- All I have is my smoothbore turkey 12 ga, so I've been looking at rifled slugs (shot isn't legal here for deer). Anybody have experience with this that could give some advice?
- I was thinking of going with 2 3/4" shells to go easy on the shoulder.
- Also prefer lead-free ammo, but finding copper at this late date has been challenging. Anybody know anything about the DDupleks Broadhead steel slugs?
- Or should I just stick with the 308 that I have experience and ammo for?