I have carry and HD handguns, but figured it was high time to get a SG. For the past 23 years I've used (and taught) the Remington 870 and this is our agency SG. I think it is an excellent product and went down to Dick's SG with the intention of buying one. They had one with an 18' barrel but the tube was a four-rounder. I was kinda looking for more. Well it was sitting next to the Mossy 500 Persuader with a 20' barrel and a tube as long as the barrel. I 'believe' it is an 8 round tube. It was $10 less so I figured to try out the Mossy so I bought it. One thing that I like is that one can access the saftey and slide bar release without moving the hand all over the trigger guard. Not all that big of a deal but just something I like. I bought a box of Remington 2 3/4 00 buck for HD since this is what I'm used to (its what we use at work). But looking through this section I'm seeing a lot of people like the #4 shot. I'd like to hear opinions and experience on this from those that use it/have used it. Initially it sounds like a better option for HD. But I haven't used it personally so I figure I'd pick some brains here. I'm not a hunter, though it is now something I'd like to start doing to gain some self-reliance experience. From what I understand I'd be limited to 5 rounds for hunting and I'm not sure if I'll need longer than a 20' barrel yet? But thoughts welcome on shot for various game i.e. bird, deer, hog etc are welcome as well as your thoughts on slugs. Also your thoughts on 2 3/4 vs. 3 inch and in what format and for what game. We use to use 2 3/4 slugs at work years ago but now we're mostly 2 3/4 00 buck and less-than-lethal. Other thoughts also welcome. Thanks Wanna kill these ads? We can help!