I currently own a Mossberg 500 with a rifled barrel and rifle sights, a Savage model 210F, and a 12 Ga. H&R UltraSlug. At 100 yds, I am lucky to get an 10" 3-shot group from a sandbagged benchrest with the Mossberg 500, The Savage 201F will shoot a pretty consistent 6" group, and the H&R UltraSlug will almost always shoot a cloverleaf. Which do you think I hunt with?
My family owns a farm in Maryland and I hunt from a treestand along the edge of one of our fields. Six bucks in 6 years . . . all one shot kills. My farthest shot was 69 paces from the base of the tree my treestand is in.
I must say that I was warned that I should try as many sabot slugs as I could before settling on any one slug. I did and spent a small fortune doing it. My UltraSlug seems to prefer the 3" Federal Barnes Expander (non-tipped variety). Boy does that slug put deer down and I mean right now!
I am currently using a Nikon SlugHunter 3x9 scope with the BDC reticule. and am saving to buy a good rangefinder.