Originally Posted by Rick Edwards
I completely agree. If I didn't live in Ohio I would use an M1 Grand, 7mm or 25 06. My rifle skills are fine but I have to think that a .44MAG or a 460 would be more accurate than a smooth bore shot gun.
Actually those smoothbores have been doing a pretty good job in states that restrict people to using them .
20+ years ago the ammo companies redesigned many slugs to be quite accurate from the smooth bore and a few gun makers came out with rifled shotgun barrels .
Not wanting to kill your interest in handguns here but if it is only for the once a year deer hunt you would be better served with a Mossberg 500 with two barrels , one for typical shot for whatever purpose and one designed for deer hunting with slugs and topped off with a scope . It would be a much more economical setup and close the deal on a whitetail to 100+ yards .
At ranges beyond that you get into the need for either a rifle or a specialty pistol chambered for a rifle round or a wildcat .
The T/C Encore would be the cheapest way to go and a 30-30 , 6.8mm Remington or 7-30 Waters barrel .
As a matter of fact if the gun is purely for hunting the T/C and a rifle round like the Waters or the 6.8mm Remington would be your best bet .