Last weekend I was at the 200 yard range of my club, banging away with a Mossberg 590A1 at a white 18" diameter steel gong I bring so as to not chew up any club property but the berm. I always finish off my shotgun practices with an attempt to put 10/10 rifled slugs on target. I enjoy the walk to see what happened. Saturday I only hit 7/10, which is one more miss than usual. Anyways, as I was packing up, I had an AR shooter asking me what was the point of what I was doing. He wasn't snarky, just wondering why I was shooting the shotgun "outside of its useful range." So I had to ask, "What is not useful about an ounce of lead delivered on target at 200m?" "That range is what a rifle is for." "Not if my rifle is not with me. I'm just out here proving to myself that one moa isn't necessary to hit with this," indicating the shotgun. So I turned it a bit, pointing at his AR, "You could use five, 10, or 20 round mags, so why the 30 rounder?" "It's the best one for self-defense." "Exactly. You're using it because you can. AR fans annoy me more often than not with their "one true sword" vibes. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!