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View Poll Results: What load do you feed your smoothbore?
000 buck 9 7.26%
00 buck 78 62.90%
0 buck 1 0.81%
#4 shot 33 26.61%
1 ounce slug 3 2.42%
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Old 10-11-2002, 05:50 PM   #1
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What is your choice for a home-defense load?

What load do you feed your smoothbore when you're counting on it the most?
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Old 10-11-2002, 06:27 PM   #2
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I feed it extra-tasty 00 buck... it has no respect for those who seek to victimize those who live in my house, especially those who cross the 'threshold of my door'...
 
Old 10-11-2002, 06:29 PM   #3
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00 buck...... why mess around?

i have no other people here to worry about so over penetration isn't an issue for me.
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Old 10-11-2002, 06:59 PM   #4
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For indoors, with no more than 10yds rnge I like #7 birdshot in my Mosberg 9200 S-Auto. But the last round is 00 buck, just in case. Of course, I have a few flechette rounds lying around too...might make a switch tonight!
 
Old 10-11-2002, 07:47 PM   #5
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high energy/ low recoil tactical load 00 buck, guaranteed to take the spring out of their step , and come to the next door with their hat in their hands
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Old 10-12-2002, 09:23 AM   #6
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00 buck is probably the best way to go for a defense gun, but remember that you are responsible for every projectile the exits the barrel. You should try a few different brands and see which one patterns the best out of your gun, they are all different. If a pellet spreads wide of the target it's wasted energy! I like the Remington 8 pellet 00 buck load, it patterns alot tighter than most of the 9 pellet loads. Slugs are a good option for extended ranges and bird shot works well for CQB. For out door carry I prefer to load several slugs and one round of buck, that way if the target is close, you have the buck, if the range becomes extended you can jack it out and use the slugs. The shell belts that are sold by several companies are a great way to carry extra shells, that way you can carry , bird shot, buck shot and slugs and do tactical reloads as the sitution dictates. Just be carefull when you practice many CQB handgun wounds are surviveable, most shot gun wounds are not.
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Old 10-12-2002, 08:44 PM   #7
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I used Federal OO buckshot out of all my defense shotguns.
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Old 10-14-2002, 07:33 AM   #8
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I'm assuming that the #4 shot listed is in reality #4 Buck? I'll take it for home defense, or anywhere else that has the potential for cluttered fields of fire. It's lethal at close to medium ranges, has 34 pellets, and loves to bounce around off of solid objects. Most scenarios like this will end if you manage to whack the bad guy a couple of even peripheral times. This isn't necessarily combat. The bad guys are used to being able to say "I give", and have the action cease. If not, it does leave lovely patterns in wall board as it passes through on search and destroy missions. 7 of them should chase Dracula out of your house handily.
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Old 10-14-2002, 11:32 AM   #9
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Winchester Super X 00 Buck. For my Mossberg 12 gauge. Use red to make red I always say.
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Old 10-22-2002, 05:22 AM   #10
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I answered 00 buck, but with one exception. Occassionally enemy air power hits our location. There is all sorts of scrambling to set up Anti Aircraft patterns in the sky and immediately knock out any forward observing scouts.

Well anyway I use #4 or #6 bird shot when Crows threaten our security
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Old 11-06-2002, 08:01 PM   #11
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#4. more pellets closer range indoors. Outside it's 00, and sugs. That's what the sidesaddle is for.....UW
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Old 11-08-2002, 09:36 PM   #12
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Remington reduced recoil 00 Buckshot Bought the last 2 cases from a police supply store. Great stuff
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Old 08-11-2003, 12:36 PM   #13
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Two slugs, five 00 buck and a homemade #12 dust shot loaded in that order. Emptied in reverse order.
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Old 08-11-2003, 12:53 PM   #14
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I like the load my cousin worked up....

about 1 oz of ROCK SALT......

works good on wild critters anyway.
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Old 08-11-2003, 03:47 PM   #15
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Wow
Shoot that rock salt at a steak and you've tenderized, cooked and seasoned it all at once!
I love efficiency
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Old 08-14-2003, 05:17 AM   #16
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12 gauge, 2 3/4" standard #1 buck, 16 pellets of .30 caliber.

Failing that, same load in 00 buck, 9 pellet.
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Old 08-14-2003, 06:08 AM   #17
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00 Buck
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Old 08-14-2003, 07:20 AM   #18
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i prefer flechettes they can be found at gon shows really cheap and are easy to load into shot shells. i like the idea of the "beehive" round!
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Old 08-14-2003, 09:59 AM   #19
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All I keep for the 870 is #4 buckshot and #1 buckshot. If I need more power then I should have grabbed a rifle.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 06:46 PM   #20
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My 590 is filled with Federal Tatical Reduced Recoil 00. I've heard of friends handloading with safety glass or dimes though. Those might be effective, but hard to explain to a jury.
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