AnonEmouse wrote: blah blah blah....I'm a modern day grizzly adams...
I 'm * presumptous* look in a mirror bud , 'cause you define the word. And that hopg went what , maybe a 100 -125 lbs , , whoop de do. Get back to me when you're actually taking some full size ones. And up yours with your " modern day grizzly addams" comment . Lets see here , I shot my first hog in 1968 , that was Texas and I have hunted 'em quite literally from coast to coast and have seen quite a lot of folks FAIL as rgerds hogs with a shotgun.
Ya missed the goddamn point , shotguns are less than optimal for any sort of distance work beyond the 100 yard mark , and nope I don't believe that "150 yards" , 9 out of 10 people can't estimate distance worth a damn..
AGAIN , you missed the entire point , in favor of a chestbeating screed 'cause folks wouldn't immediately jump on your bandwagon . By the way , I've also hunted in states where you were *only* allowed to use a slug gun , so I'm quite well acquainted with the use of 'em.
I detailed the scenarios wherein a shotgun has an advantage , you however want it to be a "be all end all" weaopon and there is NO SUCH THING.
You want to get deep into the ballistics of the various slugs? Retained energy? Drop factors? Hey hows about the factor of WEIGHT of the projectile , guess what clown , there are rifles that will carry a projectile that's HEAVIER than most slugs , that includes things such as the 550 grain Jae-Bak Young crates I favor for bear defense in .45-70 , a 1 oz slug is 437.5 grains , this is without taking into account PROFILE and the fact that slugs shed velocity VERY quickly compared to a given rifle bullet.
You're gonna run your mouth when you most likely can't even detail the differences between a standard slug , a Foster type slug and a Brenneke type slug , much less saboted slugs.
In closing YEAH I DO now doubt your "qualifications" , as anything other than a chestpounder. A " week in the wilderness" is NO " qualification" , it's a vacation , get back to me when you have lived and worked in the " wilderness" for extended periods.