Mas, I just read your artrical in BHM An economical battery of guns for the backwoods home (http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/ayoob114.html) Issue #114 (http://www.backwoodshome.com/previssues/issue114.html) and am happy to say it looks like I'm covered except for a high powered rifle. I do have a Mini 14 in .223 but nothing for deer size game. I do have a Remington Express 12 gauge shotgun set up for HD with a light and extended mag loaded with #1 buck. Do you think the shotgun, loaded with either slugs or 00 buck, would work if I had to take deer size game? By the way I live between Live Oak and Lake City so I am in your neigborhood.