Hello all, im trying to decide what barrel length to opt for for my fowler. The plan is a 20ga fowler, most likely English/Colonial styled as opposed to French. Depending on what kit i go with i have the option of 36”, 42”, 44”, or 46”. While HC/PC accuracy is important to me i also want to be practical. My primary hunting area will be anything from thick brush to more open woodland area. Field hunting is not overly common but still possible. I do plan to hunt sky creatures as well. So what would be the best over all barrel length to go with in terms of performance and handiness? The particular time frame i plan to embody is on the range of 1783-1820 mainly. I do not plan to do fur trade and will stick to the “area” of TN westward into the ozarks as opposed to the North. My persona is that of market hunter and guide thus the appeal of the adaptability of a smoothbore. Whatever barrel length i go with will need to perform equally well with tightly patched round balls and shot sizes from bird to buck depending on my game. Thanks folks for any help.