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2" 12 ga shotgun shell for HD

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Does anyone have any experience with these?

According to the site, it is a 12 ga. shotshell that is 2" long. It sports 2 1/4 dram equiv and a 7/8 oz shot load of #8.

Besides the overall length being 2", it boasts a pattern that is 2-3 times bigger than the spreader load that the same company makes. This combination sounds interesting to me for a HD load as it would be a low penetration, high round load that would spread out quickly.

Any thoughts? - besides those that swear by the 00 buck or #4 buck thought processes.
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i have heard they are short enough to jamm up in a pump.if they happen to tumble around turning upright in the receiver.

might as well get a taser or pepper spray if you just want to scare off intruders.then you wont risk hearing damage at least.

not many pumps that will feed them without problems ...

use #8's for any defense - say your prayers and get a good insurance policy
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I hadn't thought of the feeding issue and having the shell sort of tumble around. Thanks.

I understand that 00 buck is sexier and more macho, and penetrates much more, but I don't find putting bullet holes in my children all that satisfying. I have a house full of children and a split floor plan, hence, an intruder would most likely be greeted between myself and the childrens' bedrooms. Throwing 00 buck and slugs through the house in a middle of the night gun fight doesn't seem that smart to me. I'm pretty sure that an ounce of lead delivered at 1200 fps would get anyone's attention - at least enough to get the upper hand in the situation. Also, seeing that I am not Rambo, I don't expect to land 100% of my shots.

As far as being shot by a 12 ga at 15' or less, with #8 shot, I don't think many people would walk away after being hit with a few rounds at that distance.

when you get 50 years of upland hunting and trapshooting experience you'll know how ineffective bird shot is against a mammal ... it doesn't even stop bugs bunny or tweety pie all the time ...
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