all the ohio guys should be all over this one. i use a mossberg 835 open sights, rifled barrel and remington platinum tip sabots 2 3/4". if you are using a rifled barrel you SHOULD only use sabots as the lead slugs are so soft they will fill in the rifling and not be as accurate. one thing about the mossberg 500, and i have one and used to hunt with it, after they get "used" the fore grip, slide, gets loose and noisy, jmo. good gun though and the back sights fold down so remember to flip them up.