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DRIFTWOOD OUTDOORS: Wise not to overlook slug guns

DRIFTWOOD OUTDOORS: Wise not to overlook slug guns

They can provide ammo insurance

October 28th, 2012 by Brandon Butler, columnist, outdoors@newstribune.com in News

Sure, I'm biased. I grew up with a slug gun in my hands. My first buck was shot with a slug. So was my second and so was my third.

But my history with shooting slugs isn't the only reason I enjoy hunting with them. Shotgun slugs are devastating on impact and should have a place in every gun hunter's repertoire.

The days of floating slugs like knuckleballs from a smooth-bore barrel are long gone. The combination of today's advanced slug technologies and rifled barreled slug guns has brought a whole new level of accuracy to the slug hunter.

In Midwestern states, like Indiana, Illinois and Iowa, where the use of traditional rifles is outlawed, the major competitor of slug guns is ....