Thanks for the input, I am still debating on whether or not to try buckshot hunting. Seems like the shot could really tear up a lot of otherwise good meat.
I lost a nice buck when I was 17 and really do not want to experience that again. I think wounding and losing a deer is one of the worst things I could do as a hunter.
I will probably wait until I get a good clear standing shot so I can make a clean kill with my .243. I know where it shoots.
Hopefully I will have a good "true" story in a couple of weeks.