Drone shooting?

Drone shooting?

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    Drone shooting?

    Spotted this intreguing video linked from a page from another story. It begs the question, what shotgun load is best for bringing down small, armed, drones?

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    Considering the size of the drone depicted in the video I would think number 2 or 4 shot would be effective. Now if the drones get a bit larger then you may want to move up to OOO or OO buckshot for more penetration.
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    The overall potential implications of these DIY drones and their use by BGs is pretty disturbing. Personally, I'd go with #8 or #9 birdshot.
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    Technically they are not drones, they're UAVs, but anything that will break off a prop blade will cause it to vibrate to pieces.
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    Most any shotgun round will take out the propeller on one of those. If you want to take out camera, I'd go with 000 or 00 buckshot.
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    I'd go with #4 or #6 shot
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    Although the premise is admittedly a little silly, I'd imagine any load will do. I wouldn't worry about hitting a prop as any control surface will work just fine.
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    Just curious: is this not getting close to breaking one of the forum rules about giving advice to a possible activity? Shooting at RC planes/helos, even flying over your propeerty may be against the law. test cases have already been settled out of court with the RC plane owner being the victor.

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    My other hobby happens to be radio controlled aircraft, and with the advent of micro electrics and lipo batteries, most of my flying is done from my backyard, and subsequently over my neighbors.
    I took this thread more of a curiosity rather than advocating illegal activity.
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    Someone posted elsewhere a trap shoot with remote controlled airplanes, (basically flying wings) with the little exploding targets on the bottom of them. Seemed like they were able to make several passes until someone may have been lucky enough to hit the engine. I'm sure they were probably using #8 or very close to it. I would say the bigger the lead, the better. I'd go with 00.

    I'll try to find the link. Looks like fun too.
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    I wasn't advocating an illegal activity such as shooting at someone's innocent spy drone, unless it is armed and you have to defend yourself. In a SHTF scenario you may want one of these with its own weapon to defend your property, but until that day it is probably illegal and dangerous. Might be fun for feral pig control in Texas, though. My thought was if an armed drone is buzzing around and is a threat, what will take it down? Even if the guts are armored the props are what keep it airbourne, small birdshot ought to do the job with a better pattern than buckshot, but the drone target video does not support that.
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    Rock salt on the operator

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowwalker View Post
    Rock salt on the operator
    LOL. That'll do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    My other hobby happens to be radio controlled aircraft, and with the advent of micro electrics and lipo batteries, most of my flying is done from my backyard, and subsequently over my neighbors.
    I took this thread more of a curiosity rather than advocating illegal activity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arborigine View Post
    Spotted this intreguing video linked from a page from another story. It begs the question, what shotgun load is best for bringing down small, armed, drones?

    Good luck getting any sort of armament on any of the small UAV's. They have enough trouble staying up without the added weight.

    I imagine anything that interferes with the control surfaces or props would do the job. Although, I think 8 or 9 shot might be a bit light.

    Also, most of the small UAVs are probably going to be able to fly high enough to render shot useless.
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