Winchester Rounds?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by rstarlin23, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. rstarlin23

    rstarlin23 New Member

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    Are Winchester Rifled Slugs(Hollow Point) a good choice for self-defense or would I be better with Buckshots? Thanks
     
  2. rstarlin23

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    If so Buckshot #6, #7, #8?
     

  3. cgersty

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    I hunt with my shotguns, so that being said I keep #6 high brass game loads loaded up, but I would choose buckshot if thats what you would like to use over slugs, just because you have to half *** aim with a slug and in the dark that might be a little hard to do, with the buckshot you can do the proverbial pray and spray, point in general direction and let loose, one round that I think would be awesome is the Dead Coyote #4s they straight up stop yotes in their tracks and im pretty sure they would do the same on an assailant as well.

    Gersty
     
  4. rstarlin23

    rstarlin23 New Member

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    Yes this Maverick 88 is just a home defense gun, I dont do any hunting at all(and wont be)...so for a self defense round you would go with a buckshot over a slug do to having to somewhat aim a slug?
     
  5. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    I would definitely choose some sort of scatter shot over a slug, or you could do a mix a lot of guys will do 1 or 2 birdshot for what they call a "warning shot" or what I call the reconsideration factor, then a couple buck shot and if they are still coming at ya shoot some 1 oz slugs there way and that will definitely get their attention.

    Gersty
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    00 buck for shotgun loads. the only warning a goblin gets is "go away i have a gun" after that they get shot if they persist in threatening life or property. no such thing as warning shots.
     
  7. Wambli

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    00 buckshot or slugs are effective SD loads. I prefer slugs for my situation. At indoor distances no size shot will have much time to spread more than a couple of inches at best so any load you choose will have to be aimed. The shotgun point and shoot theory is not correct.
     
  8. rstarlin23

    rstarlin23 New Member

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    When you say 00, what does that mean? I have Winchester rifled slugs(hollow point) 12 gauge 2 &3/4" 1oz. Slug, 1600 fps. Any good for SD?
     
  9. Wambli

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    Yes they are.
     
  10. rstarlin23

    rstarlin23 New Member

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    Good thats basically all I needed to know...thanks everyone for your responses.