Originally Posted by axxe55
try out #4 birdshot at a distance of 20-30 feet and see how much damage it does before you say it's not enough to get the job done. i have done some informal test with it, and it will penetrate 3/8" plywood and seriously dent and penetrate the quater panel of a car. so IMO, it will do very serious damage to a BG! i found that of the maximum distances in my home, that #4 birdshot will do what i need it to do.
For distances inside a home #4 lead shot will get the job done. Overpenetration is a definite concern with buckshot in apartments, and closely spaced city homes. Less so in rural areas.
I use 00 buck because overpenetration isn't a concern where I live, and since I use it for everything else, I only have to stock one load.