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#518408 - 12/06/07 07:16 AM Brush gun................
Bottom Hunter
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I need a close in gun......with lots of knock down and the ability (somewhat) to shoot through brush............what do you recommend...........

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#518509 - 12/06/07 08:34 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: Bottom Hunter]
remington
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A shotgun
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#518535 - 12/06/07 08:45 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: remington]
.444 Marlin
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Marlin 1895 Guide Gun .45-70 Gov.

No gun will shoot "through" brush, the compact size just makes it easier to carry in thick areas.
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#518536 - 12/06/07 08:45 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: remington]
Bottom Hunter
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any more details...........will any shotgun do or do I need a slug gun..........?

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#518548 - 12/06/07 08:52 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: Bottom Hunter]
.444 Marlin
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any shotgun will do. a smoothbore with a improved cylinder choke would work or a smoothbore with a rifled choke. That way is alot cheaper than a slug barrel.
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#518670 - 12/06/07 10:27 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: .444 Marlin]
Bottom Hunter
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870 magnum or model twelve imp cyl. .........I do have a twelve gauge side by side with an open bore...........what ya think?

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#518702 - 12/06/07 11:02 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: Bottom Hunter]
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I had this question last year after I got chance to hunt a really great place with lots of thick cover. I went and got a Tikka in .338 Federal. Love it,stuff it with a good round nose bullet and it's just what the Doc. ordered.
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#518905 - 12/06/07 03:43 PM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: Tikkabuck]
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I have a 450 Marlin lever action for up close a personal work loaded with 300gr Barnes bullets. To be honest my Rem 700 SPS in 300wsm is really handy in close corners. Like 444 said a brush gun is more about the size of the gun not the ability to shoot through brush.
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#518912 - 12/06/07 03:53 PM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Cull Buck Hunter
Like 444 said a brush gun is more about the size of the gun not the ability to shoot through brush.


Yes,sir, any bullet is deflected easily.
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#518923 - 12/06/07 04:10 PM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I use a marlin 336 in 30/30 for close hunting.
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#519585 - 12/07/07 05:20 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: bighead 1]
Bottom Hunter
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I am more conceerned with knock down power and shooting through light brush than weight or length of the gun.........basically, I'm looking for a gun that with shoot through light brush and take a deer down quickly..........

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#519761 - 12/07/07 08:34 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: Bottom Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Bottom Hunter
I am more conceerned with knock down power and shooting through light brush than weight or length of the gun.........basically, I'm looking for a gun that with shoot through light brush and take a deer down quickly..........

BH


You won't find it. The smallest twig will deflect a bullet off its mark.

Pick and choose your shots and make sure you have a clear shot. Any rifle or shotgun that you have currently would suffice.
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#519814 - 12/07/07 09:02 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: Model70Man]
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300 WSM or 7mm mag, these bullets have alot of energy.
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#519847 - 12/07/07 09:21 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: holstonangler]
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12 gauge shotgun with heavy slugs. NOTHING will shoot through brush consistantly though.
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#519862 - 12/07/07 09:28 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: Bottom Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Bottom Hunter
I need a close in gun......with lots of knock down and the ability (somewhat) to shoot through brush............what do you recommend...........

BH

Lever action Marlin 30-30. Nothing will bust thru thick brush. The 30-30's rounded tip will be deflected less by small twigs.It is lite ,quick and easy to handle.I have peek sites to look thru for close quick shots.Almost every deer I've shot with mine dropped in thier tracks. The few that have run ,didn't run far !!!
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#519864 - 12/07/07 09:28 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: Tnyoteboy]
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Pretty decent article

http://books.google.com/books?id=I2A50Vn...vVhenk#PPA27,M1
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#519953 - 12/07/07 10:20 AM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: ]
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The two main things to concern with are bullet shape and lots of energy. It's all physics. In calculating vectored energy it's all about the angle of impact and the energy transfer to the item impacted. The more energy you have and the less the angle of impact you have the less will be the deflection from the original path. Read as "big bullet going fast".
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#520427 - 12/07/07 03:21 PM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: Whelen Man]
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NRA did a test on this a couple of years ago. EVERY caliber they tested ( from 22 lr up to 458 win mag including shotgun slugs) will deflect enough to cause a complete miss or worse yet ,a bad hit on a target just 1 ft. behind the obstacle. shooting through brush at a deer without picking a hole is unethical and stupid IMO.
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#532488 - 12/18/07 12:56 PM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: stik]
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45-70 is a good choice.
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#532665 - 12/18/07 03:32 PM Re: Brush gun................ [Re: bighead 1]
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I would take a muzzleloader.
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