Two friends and I have been considering hunting this season, but only one of them has a gun, a Remington 870 with slug barrel. Now I have a fine scoped bolt action for myself, but nothing specifically for that purpose that guy number 3 could use. But... I have an SKS-D for which I'm looking into fashioning a temporary gas blocker (See SKS Forum), which would render it manually operated to comply with PA's hunting laws. I also have two Mossberg 12ga shotguns, a 500 w Polychoke and a 590 with smooth barrel that would be legal to use if the magazine was blocked to two rounds. The capacity and increased accuracy and range of the SKS would be a definite plus, and I think it has enough power to do the job, but the shotguns would require no serious adaptation. From people who've used either such weapon, which do you think is best? If shotgun is the answer, I have a sidesaddle scope mount for my 500, but it has the poly-choke barrel. My 590 is set up for defense, with a sidesaddle shell holder, and has bead sites, though it is also drilled and tapped. A scope mount for it would be under $10.