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  1. Whisky

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    what do you consider the best home defense 12 & 20 ga loads ? (don't have 3 1/2" capability)
     


  2. Dragonheart

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    #2 or #4 birdshot doesn’t go through multiple walls and more than effective on the target.
     
  3. TX69

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    We use 12ga 2 3/4 12pellet OO Buck
     
  4. breakingcontact

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    I like the heavy birdshot but currently have buckshot in tube with more Buck and slugs on side saddle.

    Might have to hit Academy tonight and see if they have any Federal heavy birdshot. My gun doesn't play well with Remington.

    If I need the slugs, things are really bad. That's more for vehicle borne attacks.

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  5. Whisky

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    thanks for the replys - I takin' in all the suggestions tho I really not wanting to use slugs for HD
     
  6. Vaquero

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    Light turkey loads.
    #2x#4 duplex.
     
  7. txbikerman

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    have #6 in my shotgun for home defense
     
  8. itchin

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    2 3/4 00 buck. I keep federal vital shock in mine. For 20 I believe its #2 buck.
     
  9. Whisky

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    I've been keeping what's listed as " XX" for the 20, is that the same as #2 buck ?

    and I spotted some 2 3/4 00 buck at Academy this morning, almost bought it

    thanks
     
  10. breakingcontact

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    This is a real debatable topic. Purists say go 00 Buck for stopping power but penetration of walls is a concern. Light bird shot is no good for actually physiologically fight stopping performance but either stops in walls or loses lots of energy. Lots of loads in between. #4 buckshot is kind of interesting.

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