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Home Invasion! You Just Heard Your Back Door Being Kicked In...

Discussion in 'Self Defense and Handgun Carry' started by druryj, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. dennishoddy

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    At hallway distances, a load of #4 birdshot is very similar to a solid projectile. Not much spread but a whole lot of damage.
    I'd offer to tell those that want to differ to take a sheet of newspaper out and shoot it at 15'. Even with a cylinder choke and spreader wads.
    You can let us know I'm right after your done.
     
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    A shotgun is a devastating weapon. At 15' You could muss a bad guy's hair with #6
     
  3. dennishoddy

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    I have a buddy that was shot at 30 some yds with #7.5 by another quail hunter and it wasn't Dick Cheney.
    He carries a couple of shot in his heart muscle that is still there 40 years later as it was safer to leave it there vs remove it in that day.
    So, I agree.
     
  4. MacFromOK

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    Yep. No matter the shot size, it takes a while to scatter.
    :drunk2:
     
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    Yeah, You mention Cheney and that poor lawyer, Harry.
    We were all wondering who could have imagined that a shotgun blast to the head neck and chest could have injured a man so seriously?
    It was so weird. Harry just snuck up on the vp and he was basically responsible.
    Everybody gets peppered with a little #7 1/2 every now and then.
     
  6. dennishoddy

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    That's why everyone that hunted upland with me wore hunter orange to prevent that.
    Sadly, my upland dog had to be put down last year, so the quail/pheasant will just be me walking around kicking bushes like in the old days.
     
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    Without a dog, its harder for an old man to find what he knocks down
     
  8. dennishoddy

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    Yep, one shot, one bird and you never take your eye off where it falls while walking up to it. No fancy doubles, etc. just like the old days when a kid without a dog.
    Amazing how it all runs in a circle.
     
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    Yep. Before ya know it, yer back in diapers...
    :drunk2:
     
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    So true.
     
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