Been reading here far awhile but this is my first post. Were moving
to Alaska next year and I trying to make sure I have most of the gear
I'll need.Bear pertection is one area I'm looking into. I already have a
couple of blackhawks in .45colt and .41mag. Loaded with hard cast
bullets. But I've read here how well shotguns work. So I'm looking
into getting a 18" or 20" pump shotgun. My question is what loads to
use Buckshot or slugs. If slugs, smooth bore and big lead slugs or
rifled and sabot slugs. Maybe smoth bore and a mixture of the two.