Deer Hunting Shotguns, Muzzleloaders for 2018

Deer Hunting Shotguns, Muzzleloaders for 2018

These deer hunting shotguns and muzzleloaders (three each) are ready for the 2018 season.

Our annual look at hunting gear includes six guns that will get the job done this year (reviews by Game & Fish contributors Gary Lewis and M.D. Johnson)

Shotguns

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Winchester SX4 Cantilever Buck


There's no sense in asking a waterfowl gun to pull double-duty as a deer gun; not when the Winchester SX4 Cantilever Buck is available. From the Inflex Technology recoil pad to the end of the 22-inch, fully-rifled barrel, the SX4 Buck is a specialized tool for a very specific challenge. winchesterguns.com $959

MOSBERG 930 SLUGSTER

Mossberg Model 930 Slugster

More than one buck has gone on the wall, courtesy of Mossberg's Model 500 pump-action. Now, fans of semi-automatic slug-guns can stick with the Mossberg name, with the Model 930 Slugster. At the heart of the Slugster is a 24-inch, fully-rifled cantilever style barrel. A smooth-flowing gas-operation system ensures reliable function. mossberg.com $678


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Browning BPS Rifled Deer Hunter

Browning's popular BPS pump-action isn't just for the marsh or uplands anymore. Equipped with a 22-inch, fully-rifled cantilever style barrel, the BPS Deer Hunter's list of features includes a chrome-plated chamber, beautiful black walnut stock, and durable blued finish. browning.com $829


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Muzzleloaders

deer hunting shotgunsThompson/Center Triumph Bone Collector

Endorsed by professional hunter and outdoor television celebrity, Michael Waddell, the .50-caliber Thompson/Center Triumph Bone Collector is as accurate as it is easy on the eyes. Supported by T/C's Speed Breech XT breech plug, this 6.5-pound firearm is just the ticket for those tough all-day hunts. tcarms.com $638

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CVA Accura Plains Rifle

From the innovative minds at Connecticut Valley Arms comes the Accura Plains Rifle. Built specifically for long-range, open-country situations, the Plains Rifle sports CVA's Quick-Release Breech Plug, and comes complete with a one-piece DuraSight  Dead-on scope mount, CrushZone recoil pad, and Quake Claw sling. cva.com $700 (includes scope/case)

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Traditions Pursuit G4 Ultralight

Tradition's latest, the Pursuit G4 Ultralight, has a 26-inch chromoly fluted/tapered barrel, making it a breeze to pack, even over the roughest country. A dual safety system, Quick-T ramrod handle, expanded fore-end, and Traditions' Accelerator Breech Plug make this a must-have for a muzzleloading enthusiasts. traditionsfirearms.com $476(includes scope/case)

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