Originally Posted by 22Plinkster
Well, the H&R Pardner I was wanting to use as HD, and the mossberg, because it has the 28" barrel, I would just use at the range. Use the H&R at the range also. Some ammo says to use with rifled barrels and some say to use with smooth barrels, and then a LOT of them dont say either way.
I doubt either barrel is rifled. IME, the rifled barrels are usually about 22" long and have rifle-type sights. The ones i've seen were labeled as slug barrels or rifled barrels. Some slugs work better in those rifled barrels; this is good for reasonably close deer hunting.
Opinions vary on HD ammo; some people say buckshot all the way, while others say turkey loads are better, while still others use smaller shot in fears of overpenetration or misdirected shots.
Dead Bears, the only good kind.
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