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Old 07-19-2013, 10:40 AM   #21
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Just purchased a home defense 12g with an 18.5" barrel...needing opinions on which buckshot loads i should try for the tightest pattern out to around 50 feet. Thanks
Welcome to the site , but PLEASE,
Do a search. This 'dead horse' has no hide left on it!!!!
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Be advised Austin is the liberal center of Texas. Rich, but very liberal. The chamber of commerce printed 'T' shirts that say "Let's keep Austin weird", and they mean it. My daughter lives there. I think Baton Rouge is the only big college city that hasn't gone totally over the edge. Louisiana's gun laws make Florida look almost tame. Your vehicle is an extension of your home, and an employer can NOT keep you from having a gun in said vehicle in the parking lot.
Thanks for the info Virginian. Put a little more to keep in mind and check out before making a decision.

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Welcome to the site , but PLEASE,
Do a search. This 'dead horse' has not hide left on it!!!!
Is there a "user's Guide" type thread for the search function on the forum yet? If not, someone should do mone, and see if the mods would be willing to turn it into a sticky. Doesn't mean it would get used, but it might cut down on the number of '500 vs. 870", "Mini vs. AR", and "Problem with my _______" type posts, and some of the snide remarks that follow.

Not aimed at you Jim. Just a thought is all.
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I like 00 buck. I bought 2 cases a few years back for when the Zombies attack...

Only two cases? Hope you have reloading supplies, and a good press!

Should have gone for pallets.
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My friend used buckshot for home defense once, it wrecked his 60" HDtv and some of his surround sound equipment. Ended up being pretty expensive

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My friend used buckshot for home defense once, it wrecked his 60" HDtv and some of his surround sound equipment. Ended up being pretty expensive

Interesting. Was the damage from over penetration or did he miss?
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Thanks for the info Virginian. Put a little more to keep in mind and check out before making a decision.



Is there a "user's Guide" type thread for the search function on the forum yet? If not, someone should do mone, and see if the mods would be willing to turn it into a sticky. Doesn't mean it would get used, but it might cut down on the number of '500 vs. 870", "Mini vs. AR", and "Problem with my _______" type posts, and some of the snide remarks that follow.

Not aimed at you Jim. Just a thought is all.
I did a search for 'self defense buckshot' on the 'General shotgun discussions' and got 5 pages of threads.
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Interesting. Was the damage from over penetration or did he miss?
He missed, according to him the guy started booking it out of the house at the first glimpse of the shot gun lol
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He missed, according to him the guy started booking it out of the house at the first glimpse of the shot gun lol
So he shot at a retreating perp? Yikes.
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So he shot at a retreating perp? Yikes.
More or less, I wouldn't doubt it because he definitely believes idiots like that just don't need to be alive. But it was more of an as he turned the corner and fired hearing the guy the guy ducked out and ran with his tail between his legs haha
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