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My first shell is the winchester platnuim tip sabot slug which is 400 grains. Looks similar to the old black talon pistol ammo that was banned. Being home defense I shoot it through the smooth bore. For performance, wow, its simply devastaing agianst old firewood I shot it at. At $15 a box of 5, its not fun ammo. The other four after the sabot are 00bk.

http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0016697216447a.shtml

The shotty I use (not mine, but exactly the same)

 

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Buckshot are limited to 20-40 yards range depending on how they pattern in your gun. Slugs are 50-75 yard rangr accurate- some guns will allow 100+.

Buckshot may not penetrate deeply enough in the cartilage shield of feral hogs, and might not stop one quickly enough, especially if you shoot at 20+ yards.

Slugs simply seem more likely to do the job, IF you can shoot well enough to hit with them.

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I really use both, but that was not a pick... so I have the 00 buck in first, then the slug
 

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I just don't understand why you'd want to use a slug for this at all; 00 buck seems the way to go.

I'd worry that, on the chance I'd miss, I'd have wall penetration in a lot more brutal way with the slugs.
 

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You are probably only shooting down a hallway probably no more than 20'. I think 6 shot out of 20" barrel would hav a pretty lethal spread and you wouldn't have to worry about it going through the side of your house and taking out the neighbor that loans you tools.
 

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You are probably only shooting down a hallway probably no more than 20'. I think 6 shot out of 20" barrel would hav a pretty lethal spread and you wouldn't have to worry about it going through the side of your house and taking out the neighbor that loans you tools.
I would think the spread on a 20" shotty with No. 6 at 20 ft. would be around a 12" spread and around other homes/people that's a better option.

Neither slugs nor buckshot is suitable for home defense unless you live a fair distance away from other homes/people. Seeing how most people live around other people, neither of these would be a good choice.

The number 6, or better yet, No. 2 shot, would be a MUCH better choice. Reason being 00 buckshot is 36 cal round balls being fired at roughly 1500 fps, depending on brand and other factors. If you think a 9mm moving at 1200 fps will go through a person, and it will, then what do you think making the round smaller and move it faster will do? Its REALLY going to over penetrate. Even if you go with a 000 buckshot, its still a 32 cal and its still moving at around 1500, it's still going to go through a person.

The No. 2 or the No. 6 shot is too light to overpenetrate yet it is moving fast enough to get good penetration INTO the target.

The whole premise of home defense rounds/ammo is to provide the most effective stopping power possible while limiting penetrative ability, to ensure innocent's safety. A slug nor buckshot does this. Poor choices for this application.
 

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buck shot----slug-----buck shot----mag buck----mag buck

Thats my combo right now but I don't keep one in the tube because I hate the safety on mine. Mix it up in my oppinion, I used to keep a rock salt for #1 in the tube, but I figuered why bother, that's what that shick-shick sound it for. Know what you want to do and plan your load acordingly, I live in a brick building with steel doors so I don't worry about holding back.

Depending on what's going on I can pop in my choice before the magnums, but they are there for that extreme need.... one-two-three...reload.....or the all the way aproach.
 
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