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Mr.XD9mm
March 19, 2006, 01:14 AM
What do ya'll think about shooting a intruder with 12gauge ShurShot Heavy Dove rounds in #6. 2 3/4 length shells with 1265 FPS loaded with 1 1/8 oz's of shot.Have a full 25qty box would this be a great addition to my 9mmXD?

BobK
March 19, 2006, 01:21 AM
Believe it or not, bird shot does not penetrate enough. Stick with 00 buck.

kudu
March 19, 2006, 08:30 AM
It would be devistating inside of 10-15 feet, past that it spreads it's small pellets too far apart to help insure any pentration. The biggest bird shot I would feel comfortable with is #4 bird shot, even then heavy clothing would restrict some of the penetration, but I would use it inside of 30feet and feel comfortable. I have used the same #4 to kill fox out to 45 yards with the pellets penetrationg to 4" through meat and a few pellets pentrated into the skull. Better yet would be #2's or BB's for self defense.

Sturmgewehr-58
March 19, 2006, 01:45 PM
It would be perfect for self defense against angry doves.

trigger happy
March 19, 2006, 01:51 PM
nobody will shrug it off :)

seabat
March 21, 2006, 03:23 PM
the vice pres shot his huntin buddy within 30 yards and he aint dead, stick to xx buck. It's put down many a bad man!!:D

Death from Afar
March 21, 2006, 04:16 PM
Stick to buckshot unless ranges are real close and over penetration is a real problem. And, of course, pattern your gun with it so you know exactly what it will do ...

Ga Johnny
March 22, 2006, 05:37 PM
if it's all you got, it's better than stick

Death from Afar
March 22, 2006, 06:52 PM
or throwing a rock.

wacki
March 22, 2006, 08:01 PM
For self defense nothing beats "cubic shot", not even 00 buck.

johnbt
March 23, 2006, 08:19 AM
Do you really want a fast opening pattern for self defense?

"12 GAUGE CUBIC SHOT
THESE SHELLS CONTAIN PELLETS EXTRUDED AND CUT INTO SMALL UNIFORM CUBES, RESULTING IN A FAST OPENING LETHAL PATTERN, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME REDUCING THE POSSIBILITY OF RICOCHETS. THESE SHELLS ARE PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE IN HEAVY COVER ON GAME TARGETS SUCH AS GROUSE, SWAMP RATS, ETC." - www.hi-vel.com/Catalog__17/Specialized_Shotshell_Ammuniti/specialized_shotshell_ammuniti.html

wacki
March 23, 2006, 09:15 AM
Do you really want a fast opening pattern for self defense?

Inside a house? yes.

johnbt
March 23, 2006, 12:20 PM
Why, so some of the load misses the target?

John

wacki
March 23, 2006, 12:36 PM
Why, so some of the load misses the target?

Or hits the target when your wife misses, or you get surprised and barely miss.

226
March 23, 2006, 12:53 PM
Do your research and make your decision based on data; terminal ballistics, proven performance. Personally, I would stay away from exotic shotshells. Other than slugs, there is a reason buckshot is mentioned more often than any other SD / HD / CD/ TEOTWAWKI load. Proven performance, effective measured terminal performance. When you hear advice to pattern the load with "your" shotgun yourself, they are not just blowing smoke up your pant leg. Each shotgun's bore parameters vary slightly so you need to find which load your shotgun patterns best, after you decide on a gauge. Some reading.

Shotgun Home Defense Ammunition (http://www.firearmstactical.com/briefs10.htm)

#4 Buck 12 ga. (http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=78;t=000263#000005)

birdshot for close range (http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=78;t=000612#000002)

Shotgun home defense loads (http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=78;t=000785#000000)

Buckshot: How Many Hits are Needed? (http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=78;t=000846#000000)

Shotguns are 'too dangerous' for home defense...What?! (http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=78;t=000935#000013)


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