Just got stationed in Rhode Island. I guess I'll stow away my favorite
rifles. I've used my trusty M1 Garand and been lucky out to 300-350 yards.
I've only used my shotguns for waterfowl, so I'm a little confused. I am
getting ready to order various types of ammo to see what shoots the best out
of my old shotgun. Due to the high cost of a slug barrel for my Benelli, I
opted to fit my Mossberg 835.
My questions are concerning the various types of ammo. I've been told that
many use buckshot for the first shot and slugs for the second. The place
where I'm going to hunt will probably give me a fifty yard shot on average.
Is buckshot effective at that distance? If so, which size? 1, 2, or 3
Buck? The barrel is rifled, so do I get rifled slugs or sabot slugs? It
seems from the specs that the sabot shells shoot flatter and longer than the
rifled slugs. 100 yards is the max effective range? Thanks for any advice