|Works well at close ranges. #4 shot is effective on larger animals like jackrabbits, coyotes, feral dogs, etc.
Not as potent as the 3" version, just because of the capacity. The smaller shot load makes it more suitable for game at a closer range. The longer the range, the more the pattern opens and you get "holes" in the pattern wher the game can fit.
I wouldn't mind using this in a more wooded or brushy terrain where the game is closer.
This is also suitable as a top choice for home defense. I can get an extra round in the magazine of my Mossberg .410 Cruiser than with the 3" shells.|