Best shotgun HD load.

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by ineedsoap16, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Active Member

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    Thanks for the link Cakes. It has reaffirmed my position on using 7.5 loads. Buckshoot went through 7 walls. Hmmm my son and daughter are only behind 1 wall. No the shell I shoot aint gonna kill him. But its sure gonna put him in the hospital and maybe make him think about a different profession. I am curious how much of the face will be left after getting shot there. Hmm. On second thought I hope I never find out.
  2. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Active Member

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    At home defense ranges, any shot larger than 7-1/2 will work fine.
  3. Maximilian II

    Maximilian II New Member

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    I'm old fashioned, I just toss in the 2.75" 00 buck.
    My theory is, shooting someone with a shotgun usually makes them stop bothering you. If it doesn't, shoot 'em again.
  4. Snakedriver

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    I'm a 12 ga. double-ought buck kinda' guy myself. It's the most reliable BG stopper in my book. :cool:

    Recently, my wife and I were at the range and I decided to demonstrate the beauty and power of my HD 870. After a couple of shots with the 00 buck she looked at me with that "evil angry look" and said "you're nuts if you think I'm gonna' let you shoot that thing off in MY house. :mad: :eek:

    I guess I'll just have to stand there and back her up while she clears the house with her Glock. :(
  5. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    I like 2 3/4" #6 for all my uses.
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