I prefer tighter.
Reasoning? On a hit, that shot column is still going to spread out every which way internally...damage wonít be kept to a narrow area. And even if they donít...pulping wounds are pretty dang nasty, and tend to get immediate stops.
Then again, I tend to consider the close range HD shotgun more of a very large bore rifle, loaded with frangible ammunition...I really donít expect a spread.
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