All those red shells in my pic are Federal flight control and that's all I got left, and I have had zero luck refilling them lately.
Hope you will have better luck and not paying a hefty price.
Back to hunting, yes the heat shield does come off quite easily, just need to unscrew the picatinny rails at the muzzle end.
So I guess I got a shotgun for small game now... just need to wait to finish the hunter course.
For this year's deer season in NJ, I am probably gonna use my H&R Pardner Protector pump in 12 gauge. Just need to get a plug for the 5 shot tube and some more federal flight control to pattern it, since I only got a bead sight on it. In NJ, you can only use rifled slugs if you got an optic or rifle sights. I actually picked this gun up from a fellow forum member here for a good deal, all during the start of the COVID buying panic. Thank you @Matthew Lutz
well if you really want harder hitting, I'd do a short barrel 308 to be honest. Wilson combat had their 14.5 barrels on sale. I had a set up like this and stupidly sold it. My oldest son could handle it so weight was not an issue.
I prefer staying to 'common' cartridges
of course you could go x39 as well