Shotgun for home defense?

Old 03-05-2010, 08:35 AM
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i don't get the reasoning for chambering a shotgun for home defense with a rifled slug...kinda defeats the purpose of the shotgun in my opinion. my 12ga stays loaded with 3" turkey loads

i could never hit anything with a rifled slug anyway
Old 03-05-2010, 08:44 AM
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870 and 1100 are both great guns, I have them both and love them. 00 shot and slugs are a great deterrent. I keep one on the boat when on the hook overnight loaded with slugs and 00, will do a great job sinking a boat !!
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I have to say that the myth of racking a shotgun to make people run away is pure BS. If you are going to use one for self defense, you want a round in the chamber, ready to go. Also, birdshot is junk for personal defense-please do not use the first round to "sting" the intruder as someone stated Shoot to immobilize. 00 buck is the way to go.
Old 03-06-2010, 05:01 AM
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Range: 3 yards
Shotgun: 18 inch barreled Remington 870 Marine Magnumn
Round: 12 gauge Remington Heavy Dove 1-1/8 oz #4 Birdshot
Gelatin: 9′x9′x19′ 10% ordinance gelatin block
Measured Average Permenant Cavity: 6.5 inches (16.5 cm)
Temporary Stretch Cavity: 0.0 to 6.0 inches (0.0 to 15.2 cm)

I think a 6.5" penetration would stop me....

I really do agree with 00 Buck, but only when you are not concerned about penetrating walls.

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