- Sep 24, 2010
- Occupied Massachusetts
For deer hunting in Ma., I switched to 20 ga. about 15 years ago. Shot for shot, the 20ga. knocks the deer down, as well as my 12 ga. ever did. I carry a lighter shotgun, "Remington, 1100 ,lightweight, 20 ga., semi auto, with a rifled barrel. I load it with those fancy slugs from Hornady, for rifled barrels. In the opened areas around cranberry bogs, 100 yard shots are pretty common. The 20 ga, Hornady slugs have never failed to drop the deer for me, even on the run.Exactly. That's about as much practice as I can take from a 12ga with slugs.