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View Poll Results: What is your preferred home defense shotgun ammunition
Bird shot (specify what kind of shot and brand in a comment) 8 7.92%
Buck shot (specify what kind of shot and brand in a comment) 88 87.13%
Slugs (specify what kind of shot and brand in a comment) 5 4.95%
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Old June 29, 2012, 01:43 AM   #26
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Winchester PDX1; 1oz Rifled slug with coated double 00 buck in front of it....

Oh yeah, defietly a nice little combination and you dont have to worry about it going through multiple walls and hitting a loved one or neighbor like a .357 or a .45
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Old June 29, 2012, 08:03 AM   #27
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Remington HD Ultimate Home Defense (loaded with high density tungsten-bronze-iron BB's).
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Old June 29, 2012, 03:19 PM   #28
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Federal 2 3/4. 00 Buckshot for me
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Old June 29, 2012, 03:46 PM   #29
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#4 buck when I live closer to people, #1 buck when I don't.
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Old June 29, 2012, 03:52 PM   #30
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Slugs.

Shotgun dictates what brand is used in "that" gun, after testing and evaluating.

Investigate and Verify

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Old June 29, 2012, 08:14 PM   #31
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Remington reduced recoil 8 pellet 00 buckshot.
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Old June 29, 2012, 09:17 PM   #32
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What is your preferred home defense shotgun ammunition?

#4 buck
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Old June 29, 2012, 09:48 PM   #33
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00 Buck in 2 3/4" 12 gauge

Usually Remington Magnum 9 pellet

Presently (since wally world was out) I bought a case of S&B 2 3/4" 12 pellet low brass 00 Buck. Doesn't pattern as tight as the Remington but it's cheap.

Want to pattern the Federal 00 buck with the flight control wad
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Old June 29, 2012, 10:57 PM   #34
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First 2 shells #4 Winchester-Western Duck and Pheasant Load, followed by 00-Buck and Federal Slug. I've had the Winchester loads for over 20 years, but I presume they are still good. If I'm wrong with shot shells not lasting that long, please let me know, and I'll pick up some new ones.
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Old June 30, 2012, 04:15 AM   #35
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# 1 Buck any brand in 12 gauge
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Old July 2, 2012, 01:19 PM   #36
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Military grade 00 buck. 2 3/4.
It was $5 for 5 at big 5.
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Old July 2, 2012, 01:33 PM   #37
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Federal LE 12GA 00 Buck 9 Pellet Flight Control LE132
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Old July 2, 2012, 01:38 PM   #38
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Hornady TAP 00 Buck 12-gauge, 2 & 3/4 with Versatite wad. 5+1 in a Remington 870.
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Old July 4, 2012, 11:38 PM   #39
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00 Buck, Winchester or Remington, but only because I can't find #1 buck anywhere. Also hit the wrong button, damn eyes.
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Old July 5, 2012, 05:21 PM   #40
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Quote:
I use Fiocchi reduced recoil 00 buck 2 3/4"
Same here
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Old July 5, 2012, 09:25 PM   #41
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Remington rifled slugs.

There are distances involved, and these work well from my Rem 1100.
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Old July 8, 2012, 10:20 AM   #42
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3" heavy turkey load no 4's, or 2 3/4" #4 buck
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Old July 15, 2012, 08:54 AM   #43
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Federal 000 2 3/4
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Old July 15, 2012, 12:14 PM   #44
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Ditto #4 buck
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Old July 16, 2012, 05:05 PM   #45
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#1 Buck (LE132 1B), 00 Buck (LE132 00). #4 Buck is only marginal and birdshot is for the birds.
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Old July 16, 2012, 06:33 PM   #46
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12 Ga. Federal LE Tactical Low Recoil 9 pell. OO Buck
[LE132-00]
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Old July 16, 2012, 07:42 PM   #47
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Winchester #1 buck. Patterns well and works on deer.

NYC Shooter,
What are you basing you assertion that 4 buck is marginal? Ive seen alot of deer killed with #4 buckshot. Most were on the move in front of hounds. If the pellets hit their mark the deer went down quickly. I killed a few with #3's out of a 20 when I was a kid. Killed a bunch more with #1's cause that what my shotgun patterned best. Unless a bad guy is wearing body armor, there is no way that a load of #4's center mass at 50 feet or less wont be devastating. If it will kill a deer at 30-40 yards, it will certainly kill a man at half that distance.
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Old July 16, 2012, 08:07 PM   #48
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What are you basing you assertion that #4 buck is marginal?
It will not penetrate enough to reliably reach the vital organs, especially through heavy clothing. I know of of no LE agency that specifies #4 buck.

#1 buck has been theoretically the best load for HD, superior to even 00. The problem has been that there has never been a #1 buck that patterned worth a damn. Until now. Federal recently introduced LE132 1B and I can think of no reason to use anything else for HD. I bought some about six weeks ago and it patterns as well as LE132 00.

Here is a report from the Firearm Tactical Institute analyzing HD ammo:
http://www.firearmstactical.com/briefs10.htm

And here is a recent review of the new LE132 1B on the The Box O'Truth:
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot56.htm

There are those that will argue that #4 buck is good enough, and there are those idiots who will even suggest that birdshot is the answer, but I will use the load that I know will give me the best odds of stopping an intruder. But, hey, as usual YMMV.
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Old July 16, 2012, 08:10 PM   #49
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PDX1

Tested at 10 yards the slug was dead on and the three (9mm dia balls) were all less than 4 inches from the poi of the slug.
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Old July 16, 2012, 08:54 PM   #50
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Seems the polls are too close to call but I feel there is a slight leaning towards the buckshot options...

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