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Old 01-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #41
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Just picked up a RIA 12ga pump for HD/hunting hogs. At home it stays loaded with 00 Buck. I order the same brand that I use for work. If it is good enough for the dept. it is good enough for me.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:28 AM   #42
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Seems a low-budget choice to me. Made in the Phillipines I presume. Not alot of US fans. Is it 4+1 w/a 20" barrel!?
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And please tell everyone how #7-1/2 birdshot is just fine.
It is, it will get someone away from me if that's what you are asking
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It is, it will get someone away from me if that's what you are asking
What, in your 13 years, led you to that conclusion and at who's discretion, theirs or yours?

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I don't understand how people can't raise a shotgun in their home. I have managed to kill a lot of rabbits in briers so thick I had to stomp down a place to stand. Yet, I can still hit a running rabbit in the head with a 28" barrel on a full size mossberg 500. I only get a few seconds to shoulder the gun, kick the safety off, aim the gun, find a clear place to shoot and fire the gun. I have killed thousands of woodcock that fly right before I stepped on them, in thick brush. Yet people can't shoulder a shotgun with a 18.5" barrel with a retractable stock inside their home? They are making problems that don't exist.

I live in a rural area. I load my self defense shotgun with six 3" 00 buck and three 2 3/4" slugs. I have a Maverick 88 with a 20" barrel and a full size stock. I hope I never have to prove that I can shoulder it in my home. I also keep a Ruger Blackhawk 357 on my nightstand to investigate noises or what my dog is barking at.
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What, in your 13 years, led you to that conclusion and at who's discretion, theirs or yours?
I have happened to see several firearms experts who would say the same. Lay off the kid.
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I don't understand how people can't raise a shotgun in their home. I have managed to kill a lot of rabbits in briers so thick I had to stomp down a place to stand. Yet, I can still hit a running rabbit in the head with a 28" barrel on a full size mossberg 500. I only get a few seconds to shoulder the gun, kick the safety off, aim the gun, find a clear place to shoot and fire the gun. I have killed thousands of woodcock that fly right before I stepped on them, in thick brush. Yet people can't shoulder a shotgun with a 18.5" barrel with a retractable stock inside their home? They are making problems that don't exist.
NIST residential corridor egress is only 36". I imagine in an older dwelling, it could be even tighter. I'm sure the problem exist.
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I live in a trailer, so the rooms and hallways are pretty tight. I have a 20 inch Mossberg 500 and a Rossi 357 that I use for hd. It took some getting use to with the long barrel and some walk throughs, but I have managed to learn to deal with a longer barrel in tight places. I don't ever want to have to fire a shot in anger, I prefer shooting for fun, but if the need arises I have a 7 shot tube that is full with one in the chamber of slugs and buck shot. The Rossi lever gun is mainly used for coyotes that chase cattle behind ny house at night.
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My HD Mossy. Using 2 3/4 #00 buck for defense. Did some tests and in MY HOUSE my walls did not allow it to penetrate to the next room.
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.12 gauge 870, no modifications of any kid. XXX buckshot. Nothing flashy here - I am a results oriented type of guy
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