Re: Shotgun for home defense
Originally Posted by ofitg
Several years ago I bought a rifled barrel for my Mossberg 500, and I couldn't resist the temptation to try some shot loads through the thing.
The patterns were about four times wider than the patterns from a smoothbore barrel - roughly one foot wide at a distance of ten feet, compared with 2 or 3 inches wide for a smoothbore slug barrel.
It occurred to me that this might be useful for home defense scenarios.
Unplated lead 00 buck will also spread pretty wildly if fired through an extra-full choke (like a turkey choke).
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