Buck shot can be had at $4.00-$6.00 a box of 5...spend $20 buying different rounds and take them to the range. The targets should make the choice for you.
Over the past 40 years or so, I've used both Federal and Remington buck shot on deer...never had a problem with either load. It's funny how much discussion there is on this, when the far majority of us will never fire a round in defense.
Either a Mossberg or Remington pump will fit the bill for you.
Last edited by krimmie; September 11, 2011 at 08:42 AM.