Can i hunt deer in MA with a pistolgrip shotgun?

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Just got a new shotgun for home defense but I'm wondering if I can legally use it for this hunting season since it has a pistol grip
 

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so you want to use a pistol grip and probably a short barrel so you can get a crummy shot that might not be a kill shot.... so you can try to follow the wounded suffering animal.... and possibly not find what you shot?

Screw the legality, how about the ethics?
 

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Just got a new shotgun for home defense but I'm wondering if I can legally use it for this hunting season since it has a pistol grip
Let's all back up.

Are you taking about a pistol-grip only:
iu

or a pistol grip stock:
iu
 

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Just got a new shotgun for home defense but I'm wondering if I can legally use it for this hunting season since it has a pistol grip
1. There is no regulation that says you can't use a pistol grip shotgun while hunting. If your a hunter you should be reading the abstract and know this for sure.

2. Other NES members seem to habe jumped the gun here and are assuming your talking about a pistol grip only shogun....like....without a butt stock.
2a. If your talking about a pistol grip with a butt stock your good.
2b. If your talking about a pistol grip without a butt stock it's legal...... but epically stupid for even suggesting using It on deer at any distance beyond 10 feet.

Which is it?
 
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Being honest? It took me a second read to realize it might be a "failure to communicate." My first thought was "you know those are developed for a specific purpose that makes them poorly suited to field work, right?"
In my opinion they are barely suitable for the actual intended purpose of home defense.
 

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There is no reason you can't put an accurate shot on target with a pistol grip shotgun. Not sure what everyone is smoking. As stated above i am assuming you are talking about pistol grip with stock.
 

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There is no reason you can't put an accurate shot on target with a pistol grip shotgun. Not sure what everyone is smoking. As stated above i am assuming you are talking about pistol grip with stock.
I agree. Seems a few assumed op means pistol grip only. Op will have to clarify.
 

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Pistol grip only.

Was shooting target loads.

I'm 6'6 and 300 lb so bot a heavy lift
Ok. That's impressive.

Still....hitting clays with target loads at the club is far different than trying to hit the engine room of a deer at distance.....you know.....hunter ethics and all. 🙄
 

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Personally, I find pistol grips on shotguns about as useful as a screen door on a submarine. But there's no reason why you can't hunt with one if that's your thing.
With smaller hands i can handle a shotgun much better with a pistol grip. I would imagine that is different for everyone. Im in the market to change out my 10/22 stock for the same reason.
 
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