Muzzleloader vs. Slug Gun: Which Is Best?

Cooney, Judd
December 2011
Whitetail Journal;Dec2011, p62
The article compares the effectiveness of a muzzleloader with a shotgun in terms of hunting deer. According to the author, experience has shown him that shotguns produce more muzzle energy than a muzzleloader bullet, owing mainly to the former's heavier weight. When it comes to their power to knock down a buck, the two firearms are relatively similar and the result will depend more on whether the shot was well-placed or not. Shotguns have the advantage of carrying more than one shell.


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