This was an ongoing discussion at work last year and it has mixed feeling, what do you think?
Ok, I am from Indiana, where all we ever had when I lived there was an archery, ML, and shotgun season. Well I live in Tennessee now, and the rave here is rifles and all that, but the only rifles i have ever fired was a .22 and a .30-30. Anyhow, I had asked some of the guys, which would be best? My .50 cal or my smoothbore 12 ga. I had some guys tell me that my .50 cal would be better because I can get a further shot with it, but I also had some guys tell me that My shotgun would be better, because if I miss, I got more rounds, or if I shoot and the deer isnt dead yet I can finish them with another round. I intend to keep the shots at or less than 100 yards. What would you use? I have been just using my ML during ML and my gun come gun season, but last year I had a nice buck come out on me about 125 yards and i knew my shotgun couldn't get him, but with my ML, I might have had a chance.