Re: shotgun hunting?
Are you going to be stand hunting or driving the deer to standers?
Your normal bird guns can be used but you need to use a full choke and the accuracy using a bead site sucks. If you have $200-$300 to spare buy a slug barrel with a cantalever(sp?) mount for a scope. I have no problems shooting a nice group at 150 yds with my Mossberg Trophy Slugster using 3" sabots.
My muzzleloader shoots about the same but that doesn't give me the option of the extra 4 shots.
You can also buy scope mounts for shotguns that allow you to use your bird barrel but you can't shoot sabots(you can but they will be inaccurate without the rifling) so your accuracy really goes down after 100 yds.
Leer Family Honey Farm-Shannon Leer