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Old May 4, 1999, 04:27 PM   #2
dundee
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Join Date: December 6, 1998
Location: mytown,mi,usa
Posts: 162
take your home defense shotgun somewhere you can pattern it at house ranges, 5 to 50ft? See what the pattern looks like. We know how they test handgun bullets for penetration but I have never read of shotgun pellets tested in the same media.
War stories tell us the close range scattergun is VERY effective, but again I have never read any study done on this.
One of the africa hunting writers tells of shooting a female lion out of the middle of her spring with a 20 ga. loaded with bird shot. Head shots count.
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