You cant beat a shotgun for HD. with that being said I sold mine and kept my lever action.
Reason being my shotgun sat for year and years and never touched. IMHO there is no use for them at the range unless your shooting skeet and a good skeet gun is too long to be an effective HD gun.
My lever gets used at the range and its a great deer gun so I get to have fun with it and have a HD gun. Just some food for thought.