I recently bought a New England Firearms (H&R) "Pardner Pump Protector" (great gun for $169, IMO). It's a 12-guage with a 3" chamber & an 18.5" barrel. I've been experimenting with different sizes of shot as well as slugs. The accuracy of the slugs really surprised me. I've always heard they're fairly inaccurate, but that's not been my experience so far. Using Remington's "Slugger" 2-3/4" rifled slugs while shooting off-hand, I'm able to get 4" groups at 50 yards with a traditional bead sight. It's not rifle-type accuracy, but isn't that pretty good? I wouldn't be afraid to take a 75-yard shot at a deer with more practice. I could always try some kind of an optic to improve accuracy, as well. This 1-oz. hunk of lead travels at 1200-1300 FPS. Any thoughts on the subject?