What do you guys use in your home defense shotguns?
Very informative read, thank you for sharing.SeventiesWreckers said:Remington #1, or sometimes #0, most people don't abide the recoil from #1, but my old Winchester 12's are heavy, and I don't regard it as excessive, or distracting. I've been shooting it in them for years though, so it just feels normal. Might not feel to okay in a lighter shotgun though.
I keep the same military winchester 00 buckshot in mine. Good load, not a bad price either. I also keep 6 more in the sidesaddle as well.Overrun military winchester 00 buck-12ga. I have Winchester PDX1 on the saddle, but it would take a special reason to load it. (I live in an urban area, scared of over penetration with the slug).
Out of curiosity: Why use a slug in HD due to its higher penetrating power? I'm assuming it's a lead slug. My concern is the slug missing the target then penetrating into neighbor's house (depending on line of fire).AF1Sgt said:A slug + 3 x 00 buck coming at ya!
Good question for those with kids and neighbors, but for those who don't... Why not?ROYALE-W-CHEESE said:Out of curiosity: Why use a slug in HD due to its higher penetrating power? I'm assuming it's a lead slug. My concern is the slug missing the target then penetrating into neighbor's house (depending on line of fire).
I saw these a couple of months ago and I want some! Right now I have more 12ga on hand than I'll possibly need any time soon, unless the Zombies come...
Bird shot doesn't penetrate sufficiently into the human body. People have been shot with various bird shot loads and it only barely passed through the skin. If the round won't get to the organs, it's not going to do anything. I'm not sure what game loads you're talking about, but you have to consider what they're made for and how deeply they would need to penetrate the body for a kill shot, then consider that same depth on a human, through clothing.What about bird shot/ game load? It has the potential to be lethal but won't over penetrate.
For some reason I can't find these locally gonna have to order some.AF1Sgt said:What can be better than this? A slug + 3 x 00 buck coming at ya!