Re: Home defence with a Taurus Judge
There is an excellent article in the Dec 2011/Jan 2012 issue of the "SHOOTING TIMES" magazine. It's written by Layne Simpson and starts on pg 34 - titled ".410 FOR DEFENSE".
He compares various loads shot from a 2.5" Judge, 18.5" Mossberg and a 26" Winchester for patterning and penetration.
He does mention that Federal offers three "big bore" loads for SD handgun use - a 3" with 5 copper-plated 000 buck, a 3" with 9 #4 Buck and a 2 1/2" with 4 000 buck.
He also tests the Remington offerings and the Winchester PDX1.
Anybody with questions about the use of .410 for home defense (we're talking very short distances here) should read this article, it's very informative.
BTW - he reachs a favorable conclusion when using the "big bore" buckshot loads.
Jim Hauff ~ H&R Collector In Memory of Bill Goforth and Jim Ritchie