What type of shells does everyone use for home defense?

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  • phatcyclist

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    I thought about putting this in our ammunition section, but I though it might be more prudent here.

    I have a Maverick 88 pump that I am considering keeping around for home defense. I've fired many types of shot and slugs through it, but I am sort of lost when it comes to buckshot brands/types. I have a box of 3" Remington 00 buck, a box of Hornady TAP 2 3/4" 00 buck and a few Winchester 3" 00 buck. I bought the Hornady rounds today because I got a decent deal on them, but they are shorter than the other buckshot I have. I have 3" BB steel shot and slugs too but neither really seems correct for home defense.
     

    idleprocess

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    2¾" 00 buck in my Maverick 88, but it's locked up so it's not exactly a "things go bump in the night" sort of a gun...
     

    Jeff-Tex

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    I use #4 buck in my shorty and #1 buck in the long stocks. Decent caliber and pellet count.

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    redhart

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    # 4 buck, I do not worry about over penetration(shooting thru the house and getting a neighbor) as much.
     
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