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MajorMoeDown47 06-25-2013 04:17 PM

Whats the best buckshot in 12 gauge is best for personal protection
 
whats the best type of buckshot for personal defense??

eatmydust 06-25-2013 04:27 PM

MMD47, this is a question without a definitive answer. You haven't given us enough info.! Any buck load will stop an intruder, there are many variables to consider, and each size buck has it's upside & downside.

Pick one & stay on target.

BTW, welcome to Ftf!

ScottA 06-25-2013 04:30 PM

00 buck? or 000 buck?

Do you want to kill the perp 5 times over or just 4 times over.

I think you are over-thinking this.

cotex 06-25-2013 04:31 PM

I like # four buck a lot, turkey load works well also.
Ouch either way

shadecorp 06-25-2013 05:07 PM

My 870 is loaded with # 4.
Thankfully,
Never had to test it.

FrontierTCB 06-25-2013 08:12 PM

Another vote for #4 or a good high brass turkey load. Especially if intended for HD.

molonlabexx 06-25-2013 08:15 PM

Get tactical buckshot, it is loaded a special way where the pellets stop mid entry to cause more force and stopping power.

robocop10mm 06-25-2013 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by molonlabexx (Post 1286613)
Get tactical buckshot, it is loaded a special way where the pellets stop mid entry to cause more force and stopping power.

WHAT????

It depends on the circumstances. The longer the expected shot, the larger the pellet needed. Residential construction may beg for smaller shot to prevent over penetration. Large tagets protected by heavy clothing require larger shot.

WTS, I have seen people on the Coroner's table equally dead from #4 shot, 00 and 000 buck as well as slugs. Shotguns are quite capable manstoppers.

molonlabexx 06-25-2013 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 1286627)
WHAT????

It depends on the circumstances. The longer the expected shot, the larger the pellet needed. Residential construction may beg for smaller shot to prevent over penetration. Large tagets protected by heavy clothing require larger shot.

WTS, I have seen people on the Coroner's table equally dead from #4 shot, 00 and 000 buck as well as slugs. Shotguns are quite capable manstoppers.

Yeah when shotguns are talked, it is barely a difference between tactical and regular loads but hornady still makes a tactical zombie load that is supposed to be more effective. Either way the BG is going down.

robocop10mm 06-25-2013 09:11 PM

"Tactical loads" utilize reduced velocity to give more controllability and better patterning. Federal Tactical 00 buck is amazingly tight. Even Remington Reduced Recoil buckshot yields better patterns that "full power" ammo.


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