Originally Posted by JTJ
It has been proven time and again the #4 bird shot is not suitable for self defense unless you are defending yourself against birds. The first two up in my 12 gauge are #4 buck backed by 5 #00.
personally i am not going to rehash this argument, nor do i feel compelled to defend why i choose the ammo i choose to use. i know that i have confidence in my ammo choice for my intended usage. i have tested my loads, and know what they will do, at the range i would use them at.
funny thing is, everyone that feels #4 birdshot is not effective for SD, won't stand in front of it for some reason. hmmmm..... is bucksot better than #4 birdshot? yes. but my reasons are my own for my choice and i have stated them before.