20 gauge buckshot is a great choice when a rifle would be just too much power or distance.
There are several states in the U.S. that prohibit the use of rifles and handguns for hunting deer and thus, hunters in those states who want to hunt deer with a modern firearm are forced to do so with shotguns. Consequently, the 20 gauge is a handy cartridge for this purpose when loaded with buckshot. In fact, with shot sizes ranging from .24 caliber for No. 4 Buck to .38 caliber for four-ought buck with velocities ranging from 1,100 to 1,600 feet per second, the 20 gauge buckshot load makes quite an effective deer hunting cartridge at moderate ranges. Plus, due to the lighter shot load, the 20 gauge generates significantly less recoil than the 12 gauge when loaded with either buckshot or rifled slugs. Check out our 20 gauge buckshot for sale below: