I could hold out to about 60 yards with my 18.5" smooth bore with a bead and factory Foster type slugs. To 100 yards with homecast foster slug handloads. I never hunted with it but I didn't have any problem holding to minute of Deer with it.
"Always place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark"
"Understand that the enemy is not the enemy in his own eyes ;this may offer you an opportunity to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate, and quickly."