Opinions on what I'm looking for
So have been hunting deer with a flintlock since I was twelve and ten years later I realized im addicted to it. Currently I use my paps old TC 50 Cal hawken which has done great for me. However I'm really set on getting a smoothbore for small game. Now here's where I need some clarification. Am I crazy for thinking there's a smoothbore that can be loaded for small game and be dependable with a round ball for deer out to 50 yards? I feel like this is the point of trade guns? I'm really drawn to a fusil de Chasse from what I've seen on the internet I'm not afraid to spend some money and am open minded to a custom build. That being said does anyone have some recommendations for a builder that could get me what I need in the 1k-1800 range am I thinking on the right track? I don't want to build one as I'm not set up for it and I don't want to get something tacky. Thanks for the input!