I admit to being a slug-gun newbie. I can tout the ballistics and virtues of the .270 all day. But a shotgun for deer? Hah. I know nuth-tink! (Trivia?) I just figured nobody in his right mind would use a pip-squeak 20 when you could go with a big-stocked, thick-actioned, 12 with the heaviest chunk of lead you could sling at a buck.