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[–] baneofretail 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

To answer that question, if you're attacked by birds, then yes.

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[–] o0shad0o 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The problem with birdshot is, with so many lightweight rounds in the cartridge, a few will ricochet, and that's not a good thing inside a house. On the other hand 00 buck can be overkill. There are companies that make special defense loads with a mix of shot that's ideal for home defense.

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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

On the other hand 00 buck can be overkill.

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In what way is it overkill?

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[–] o0shad0o 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The rounds are pretty harsh; in a self-defense scenario it's better to sacrifice a bit of that power for better control, and also to increase the number of rounds per shell. The defense loads run around #1 or #2, and possibly even a mix of sizes, with a lighter load.

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[–] weredawg 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It kills them twice.

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[–] 9102545? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Don't forget cut birdshot shells poor mans slugs.

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[–] WizardEyes33 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

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[–] Potato_McGingerbeard 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've seen what those things do to ballistics gel, I wouldn't want to be the intruder that had to suck on one of those bad boys.

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[–] TheAbsurdMan 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I feel like if shooting an intruder is something you are going to be doing, you would want something with a bit more kick than bird shot. Then again, what the hell do I know.

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[–] Owlchemy [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I tend to agree with you, but same here, what the hell do I know.

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[–] RustyEquipment 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Salt rounds or bean bags as the first rounds then a slug as last rounds.... i want them to suffer and then be able to come back for more

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[–] TheAbsurdMan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I feel like if you are gonna shoot someone, it should be lethal. That is the point. If their is an intruder in your home, why in gods name would you start off with non lethal? I'm not taking that risk.