personally if i had to use a shotgun i would use a slug. reason being you can control where the slug goes in a deer. buckshot sprays a generally uncontrolled pattern into the deer. there are spots that you DONT want to hit in one as it can easily ruin the meat tainting it with nasty body fluids and solids. or just missing the vitals wounding the critter with multiple holes making for a possibly long tracking session. i rate buckshot for deer right down there with using .223/5.56 on one. you can do it but its not, in my book, ethical.
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Last edited by JonM; 03-06-2011 at 07:54 PM.