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Old 04-17-2013, 11:57 PM   #1
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Looking for input. What do you think is the best 11 gauge shotgun shell for home defense?
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:28 AM   #2
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We have military spec 00 Buckshot loaded, after the dogs deter them of course and they persist.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:38 AM   #3
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Oh no.

OK!

Define please what YOU mean by HD: requirements, limitations, concerns...

12 gauge u meant BTW.
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Yes. Tried to edit the post. I meant 12 gauge. My concern is stopping power. If I have a intruder in my home I want them stopped. Not winged. I've read on line about everything from 8 bird shot will suffice to nothing other then 00 buck.
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I have alternately in magazine 00 Bucks & rifled slugs.
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Buckshot......
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00bk is the world standard for home defence & cqb. Another good option is 3" high velocity bb shells. Ass tons of pellets, still plenty large enough to kill & more pellets than buck shot. I would recomend the HV bb shot at 20 yards plus though, 00bk is still the best cqb load, use magnum loads if you have the sholder for it. Also,look up Winchester pdx1-12. Is 1 hollowpoint rifles slug with 3, 00bk shot on top. Another option from the pdxq-12 line is a fragmenting slug, I doubt it's as effective though.

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2 & 4`s for inside, buck shot & slugs for outside..................
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I keep my 870 loaded with Hornady Critical defense 00 buck with 4 Federal truball slugs and and extra round of buckshot on the stock shell holder.
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In and around a house? #1 Buckshot. Staying inside or likely going outside it, #4 Buckshot or #0 Buckshot, respectively.

#00 Buckshot is what happens to be on the shelves, like Collard Greens in some places, so the internet parrots this often.
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