Is your area shotgun only since you posted this in the shotgun thread ? I would suggest a rifle over a shotgun for deer hunting in my opinion. You can get a mossburg 270 from some where like Walmart for about just under 300. (in my area) if your needing a shotgun mossburg also has one that comes with two barrels. A slug barrel and a shot barrel, it's around 400 bucks (in my area ) there are many more people on here with way more knowledge than me in this area. I look n like effective but cheap myself.