cmac'm
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cmac'm asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 1 month ago

What are the best shotgun shells for home defense?

Is your first shell rock salt?  Do you use birdshot? Buckshot?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    At typical ranges inside the home, maybe 20 feet, the shot is still just leaving the shot cup when it hits the target and is bunched together fairly tightly. I'd go with #4 shot for the best overall performance. Buckshot if you aren't concerned about penetrating walls.

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  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I can't imagine rock salt.  It would rust up your barrel.  Bird shot is good enough for most houses.  At typical house ranges, the shot acts as a monolithic projection.

  • 1 month ago

    I have to take advise from my cbi friend.

  • Robin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Here we use 1.25 oz of SG buckshot 

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  • 1 month ago

    At a range of 25 feet or less birdshot is fine.

  • 1 month ago

    Nope first shot out is a Yugoslav Anti Personnel load. #5 square shot cubes. Then 2 - #4 Buck, and finally 2 - 12 ball 000 Buck. A couple deer slugs mounted on the gun for reloading to knock the heck out of a car or truck outdoors if needed.

  • C T M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    8 Bore 3.5 inch magnum 000 Buckshot. 

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