Looking for a "everything" gun for plinking and hunting with both ball and shot. Since .75 cal is about 11ga. Seems it wouldbe just fine on geese with Bismouth. Something I can use for deer, rabbit, squirrell, pheasant, duck and about any thing I have a mind for. To adjust shot pattern homemade shotcups should inflict some choking (?). Am I thinking right so far? Being a swamper, short and light is sweet. Question; For the above usage, would barrel length effect anything I should carefully consider? Would a shorter barrel prefer a 3F? Three that I'm thinking of are; 1)Pedersoli Trade gun with the 30 1/2" barrel (favored in my eye now) 2)Dixies Northwest Trade with a 36 1/2" barrel (but only 20 ga - questionable for duck/geese?) 3)Pedersoli 2nd model with their 42" barrel Not really planning on any re-enactments so correctness isn't all important (function is) Not so much after the Military Arms look. I'm wanting to make (alter) it look like something a farmer or hunter may have altered to suit their purpose with a "war surplus" arm (basterdized / sportsterized). Anyone have any ideas if one would be best suited for this goal over anouther? Anyone have any experiences with the Pedersoli Trade Gun? Thanks, Gary PS; Is a .69 Cal. also about a 16 Ga.?