I hunt in Broome County NY. Until last year, it was a shotgun-only county, and for that reason I adopted a Mossberg 500 pump 20gauge which I had fitted with a 24" Hastings rifled-barrel and Weaver Classic V700 variable scope. The terrain is mostly heavily-wooded oak forest with light brush. Most shots are in the 55-70 yard range. I spent many hours brand-testing varying 20 gauge slugs and eventually settled on 2-3/4" Lightfield 20 gauge sabot slugs. I actually exhaustively bench-tested every major brand sabot and found I consistently achieved fractionally-variable 1" groups in the 55 -60 yard range, and nearly the same out to 70 yards. Last year, I killed a buck at 80 yards holding the crosshairs for a behind-the-eye brain shot. The slug hit right where I aimed and dropped the deer in its tracks. Upon the advice of a local gunsmith, I purchased several boxes of the same-lot slugs and expect many consistent seasons. I highly recommend a rifled 20 gauge for this type of hunting and of course, recommend that serious consideration be given to bench-testing every slug load to see which works best for you. I'll stick with my combination.