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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 July 29, 2012, 05:45 PM   #76
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2 3/4 #1 buck. No manufacturer preference.
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Old July 29, 2012, 09:14 PM   #77
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Good old 2 3/4" 00 Buckshot. Wouldn't have a chest left after taking one of those. No brand preference, I've shot a bunch of different brands of 00 buckshot and noticed very little difference.
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Old August 1, 2012, 06:44 PM   #78
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00 buck from any major manufacturer
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Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

all 25 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple
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Old August 3, 2012, 06:45 PM   #79
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i like hornadys critical defense 00buck with some slugs in the side saddle..(j.i.c.)
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Old August 6, 2012, 08:16 AM   #80
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.00 Buck

I reload my own low recoil .00 buck shot 2.3/4 shells. I use 800X powder, Winchester 209 primers and a WAA12 wad clone and I usually reload federal top gun hulls. I buy them as field loads, reload them with .00 buckshot and stockpile for a rainy day. Then, rinse and repeat. In test after test of my reloaded ammo I am extremely happy with my pattern, shot column and minimal recoil and my cheap Mossberg Maverick 88 eats them like a fat kid eats cake.

Incidentally, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys shooting and likes to stockpile some ammo they learn to reload shotgun ammo. Forget the cost benefits they are not the real beauty of it. The real benefit is ammo quality control, customization, availability and self sufficiency.
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