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Old 06-18-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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What is a good type of loading for home defence for an apartment

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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From my experience, apartment walls are usually thinner than home walls, so you'll want a lighter load than what you'd use in a house. The good thing is, a confrontation will usually be a lot closer in an apartment than a home. So the shorter distances should be able to make up for the decreased "stopping power". I would get some #4 heavy game loads and do some of YOUR OWN pattern and penetration tests. After you've viewed the results and have come to your own conclusion, stick with that load, or move up or down shot sizes accordingly.

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Or what I have heard of people doing is taking pistol rounds and reloading them with less powder and heavier bullets to still have the knockdown power with out the wall penetration

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Should I try lead or steel

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Try a box of both and see what works best for you.

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Please search the forum -- there is much there to help and confuse anybody.

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I have a Mossy 500. It has 5 rounds in it. The first 2 are bird shot. The next 3 are 00 Buck. If the wife needs more than 2 shots everyone should be down on the floor by then! I live in a house.

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I would put little baby ninja stars in it.

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I would put little baby ninja stars in it.
They tried those during Vietnam: Fleshurikettes.
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Mossberg 590A1 12 gauge has 5 shots in magazine: three 00 buck & two rifled slugs. I'm thinking of just going with 00 buck as I have seen what it does to targets at 10 yards.

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