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I don't want to shoot through my house and into my neighbors' so which shotgun ammo?

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by OrangeCountyGreg, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    So you can shoot intruders that are in your house from inside your NEIGHBOR'S house... :D

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  2. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I disagree. But I am a stubborn combat shotgun veteran so what do I know.

    And make sure you rack the slide REAL LOUD on your pump gun!!!! That'll get them bad guys running for an exit!!!!!!

    :lol:
  3. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Anything smaller than #2 shot is next to worthless, and something like #8 will never penetrate another home, probably won't even exit yours.
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  4. Bathrobeman

    Bathrobeman .270 WIN

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    What about a “regular” #4?
  5. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

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    #4 is good. Maybe try a "low recoil" #4 if you are afraid of over penetration

  6. Ernst

    Ernst .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Just one caution on Low Recoil offerings. While the low recoil shells will cycle fine in a pump shotgun some semiautos don't do well on a low recoil diet.

    I'd certainly run a couple of boxes through the gun if I was planning to use it for home or personal defense.

    Regards
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  7. TheRude1

    TheRude1 .270 WIN

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    I'm close to you, my house was built in 1922 and have the same horse hair plaster inside, outside aluminum siding over a wood exterior but not sure of it's thickness?? But I do know that the roof of my house is 1X3 white oak tongue and groove. They don't make them like this anymore!! Neighbors to the east,north and south at least 60-80 yards with a lot of trees and the west about 20 yards with mostly heavy brush. I'm more worried about the windows than the walls. Old house = big windows.
  8. warren5421

    warren5421 .22LR

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    I have seen a aluminum ladder fall through an outside wall on new construction home, going all the way through the wall into the inside. New houses and apartments are not made like the old ones. My house was was built in 1975 and I would bet that buck shot would not go through an outside wall and a slug might not. All outside walls are brick, 5/8" plywood sheeting, 1" hard insulation sheet, 4" batting insulation, and 3/4" sheetrock. All inside walls are 3/4" sheetrock both sides, 6" batting insulation (6" studs inside walls) nothing is min code like most track houses built in the 2000's. I know a few states have better codes but a lot of people do not know how their house is built, they think they do but most house are build to min code for max profit.

    Let me say there is a lot of good shotgun instructors out there that have used the shotgun in battle. Most have not used a shotgun in the USA against bad guys in current house construction. A lot of the time, what won't shoot through old construction homes will go through new construction homes like a hot knife through butter. IMO a shotgun is the best gun to use inside any home if over penetration into another room or a neighbor's living space is a concern.
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  9. TheRude1

    TheRude1 .270 WIN

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    Agreed
  10. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    This thread is really holding my interest. Thanks!!!!
  11. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    In case you didn't get my joke pic above... VIDEO clip :D
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    Wish he'd do one with some of the "hater taters".

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