Originally Posted by Theblakester
Canebreak- you couldn't be more wrong about the penetration power of bird shot. The FBI suggests a minimum of #4 (I think) buckshot for adequate penetration to reach vital organs. I watched a video yesterday from an ER surgeon that showed a guys Xray from being shot at close range with bird shot and it didn't penetrate into the vitals (found the video on this forum actually) . Theboxotruth.com has a number of penetration tests that also suggest that bird shot is not an adequate man stopper.
A large muscular man with extra layers of clothes and or a person hyped up on uppers/drugs/adrenaline might just get mad and charge you if u shoot them with bird shot and 1 shot might be all that u have time for. The forums on shotgunworld.com also have plenty of data to back this up if you want to take a look over there. I'm not saying that bird shot can't kill a grown person, but its not likely to stop someone in their tracks when seconds count.
That was more than two years ago -- I'm sure Mr. Canebrake has read alot here making that clear since including the myth of the evil DA making much out of one's bullets/cartridges.
This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Last edited by HockaLouis; 08-24-2012 at 01:24 AM.