and we start the firing portion by shooting the rifle range "gong" at 100 yards with "double aught". Pretty impressive for people who haven't worked with a shotgun much.
There is no animal on this continent that cannot be killed with buck shot, but it would not be my choice on big game. As a last ditch defense against bear, it would work well. But I would sure be praying for a slug or two in that shotgun magazine!!