View Full Version : My new pig/deer slayer slug gun

06-12-2012, 11:13 AM
Just got done setting this up for shotgun hunting in areas where rifle are not allowed. Bolt action Savage 220 20 gauge slug gun.

06-12-2012, 11:27 AM
A 20ga slug through a pig? What size? Doesn't seem like a small 20g slug will penetrate through much.

06-12-2012, 11:41 AM
You'll be surprised at how much damage it can do!

06-12-2012, 11:45 AM
Cool dude, nice gun

06-12-2012, 11:47 AM
a 20ga slug has comparable energy to a 30-30 winchester. Most people I know would not say you were under gunned going out for pigs or deer with a 30-30.

06-12-2012, 12:51 PM
20 gage instead of 12 gage because? Only asking because it would never occur to me to buy a 20 gage. Also, what scope is on it?

Here is what I drag into the woods every year, H&R break open 12 gage, 18.25" barrel, shoots full house slugs to point of aim at 75 yards.


06-12-2012, 1:10 PM

06-12-2012, 1:21 PM
Sweet! Congrats!

06-12-2012, 2:32 PM
Flatter shooting and farther range. Knockdown power is plenty enough for deer/pig. Supposedly accurate out to 200yds. Scope on the gun is a Nikon slug hunter 3-9x40 bdc200. Have not taken to the range yet but should be shooting clover leafs at 100yds according to some users. Will report back when i test it.

06-12-2012, 2:49 PM
Also easier on the shoulder!

06-15-2012, 5:44 AM
Here are the results from the range. The gun shoots really good with the Federal Barnes Expander. The Ddupleks Dupo20 makes some pretty big holes but not as accurate as the sabot slugs. At 50yds was good but I only had a few more rounds left when I went to the 100yd range and only shot a few which grouped around 3-4inches. First picture is of the Federal Barnes (3shot group) at 100yds. Second picture is of the Remington Copper Solids (3shot) at 100yds. The third is of the Ddupleks (5shot) at 50yds. The last picture is of the Federal Barnes (3shot group) at 50yds. I'm impressed at how well it shoots with the Federal Barnes. Next up is going to a 200yd range to find out how well it does at that distance. Overall, I'm pretty impressed with the accuracy of this gun. Hopefully I can get on some hogs!