I suggest figuring your costs for shotgun deer hunting: gas, licenses, food, time off work, clothing, shotgun, ammo, etc. With a rifled slug barrel shotgun and scope, I expect to shoot many more slugs at paper targets than at deer. Relatively speaking the cost of slugs fired at target and deer are a very small part of the cost of hunting deer with a rifled barrel shotgun with a scope - a firearm that isn't normally used for any other than hunting. Full lead Foster type slugs are fine for short range shots but are not very accurate at 100+ yards. Such slugs will, of course, kill a a deer at more than 100 yards if the slug hits the vitals, and the deer will drop and die very quickly.
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Last edited by lefteye; August 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM.