rifled barrel and Copper Solids, I've seen deer taken at 100+ yards with a scoped shotgun, beyond 120 and it's no good,and you really need to know your gear.
Buckshot is Good for BGs but I use slugs for deer.
like Groo said, see about muzzle loader hunting, it's a better option than slugs
If you are in "buckshot only" territory, there is a type of buckshot that is basically just 3 round slugs. That is what I'd go with there. With it, I'd aim for the heart. For your standard 00Buck, I'd aim for the head. 00 is basically 9x 22lr bullets I wouldn't trust them to penetrate the shoulder-blade and still hit the heart. Buck to the vitals sounds like a recipe for a long failed track and some well fed coyotes and crows. I've always heard aim for the head with buck, and it makes sense to me.thanks guys for the help, yeah last time it didnt matter aslong as it was a shotgun so i used slug but, in every WMA up here in Northern Virgina
its buckshot only or archery, was maybe thing bout getting a crossbow since its considered archery tackel up here, any other tips?, BTW are you sure about aiming for the head when using buckshot on deer?
#4 doesn't get all that much penetration. #1 and larger gets 12" of penetration in ballistic gel, so that is all I would buy for home defense or hunting. 00 seams to be the most common. If you are planning to aim for the cheat, you might even consider 000; or better yet, buck and ball.well im pretty settled if i do take my shotgun on using the 3in Federal w/ flitecontrol, i get little bigger then fist size groups with them at 50 yards, but O buck? OO buck? #4? etc?