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Old December 7, 2012, 11:20 PM   #26
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Ya I've seen that one too. I wish he would use the same denim that he uses on his other gel tests.
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Old December 8, 2012, 12:34 PM   #27
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You guys need a home defense shotgun load with a 50 yard range? That's a pretty big house. If I fired buckshot from my bedroom door down my hallway, it would go through 3 sheetrock walls and in to two cars, before going through another wall into the neighbor's house. A slug would be even worse. I think 4 bird shot at 15 feet should be adequate.
Even a slug wouldn't likely suffer the over penetration in the above...

You are stating "3 sheetrock walls" which is 6 sheets of drywall, insulation in at least one wall and the exterior veneer then "in to two cars" which is 2 layers of tempered glass minimum and 4 layers of metal and 2 layers of unholstery maximum before "going through another wall into the neighbor's house" which is penetrating the exterior veneer layers, insulation and layer of drywall...

As for the #6... I would feel totally confident taking on even a rabid fat coon but only if at HD/SD distance... further than that #4 bird shot at a minimum feel better putting in BB at that point...

For bigger critters... Buck or slug if I own any and I always own both...

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Old December 8, 2012, 03:13 PM   #28
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Talk about penetration, yesterday I read in our local paper where one of our young hunters, (only lives 7 miles from me), was finally unloading his 30-30 but he did it in his living room. The bullet went through his living room wall, across the street, through the neighbors door, out the kitchen wall of that house and lodged in the garage door of his neighbor. 2 houses and 3 properties. It may be awhile before he shoots again. Minimal damage done and nobody injured but it was to close to home, a lot of kids on that street but fortunately they were in school then. It could have been a lot worse.
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