Home Def shotgun loads........

Home Def shotgun loads........

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    Home Def shotgun loads........

    I just bought a couple boxes of Winchester PDX1 12ga rounds at the big box store. I got the ones that have 3 - 00 pellets and a 1 ounce slug. Looking forward to trying a couple and was wondering if any of you use these and what you think?

    The way my house is layed out, from my bedroom, i have a straight LOF to the front door. #1 son in the basement knows his job during a B&E is to arm, retreat into the alamo and dial 911. Both daughters and #2 son (my backup) will be behind me. From my room to the front door has a large dirt bank for a backstop, so no real worries about over penetration.

    So what's the consensense?
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    Lets hope you never need to find out! But that should make a mess out of some BG.
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    Better keep the carpet cleaners phone number handy.

    I'm a 00 buck guy, but have seen what a 1oz rifled slug can do. I think I have a box of those PDX loads you are talking about. I picked them up thinking I would do a terminal test on them one day if I ran out of pistol ammo to test.
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    Sounds like you got it covered.

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    That'll work just fine.
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    Looks as if you've done your homework. I teach my students nothing less than #4 buck.

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    Our greatest living tactical guru says to simply "fire two off the balcony" to deter intruders. So I don't believe it matters what loads you use in his recommended HD weapon. Just don't you dare use one of those evil AR's!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NETim View Post
    Our greatest living tactical guru says to simply "fire two off the balcony" to deter intruders. So I don't believe it matters what loads you use in his recommended HD weapon. Just don't you dare use one of those evil AR's!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ha! And don't forget our President is an expert with a shotgun too. You can always ask him.
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    Is there anything you CAN'T find on youtube?

    Here is a ballistics test of that round.

    Winchester PDX1 12 Defender (12 gauge) Gel Ammo test - YouTube
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    Your round is kind of like this round.
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    Re: Home Def shotgun loads........

    It sounds like you have a great plan. As for ammunition, I haven't really seen the purpose of the pdx round. From the ballistic test posted, it looks similar to the effect on target that a regular slug would have. But then again, I guess four holes is better than 1 in the grand scheme of things? For me, I just have regular run of the mill 00 buck.
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    Re: Home Def shotgun loads........

    Also, since the op has a built in back stop of sorts, I would check out the ballistic tests done by tnoutdoors9 on the Brenneke Black magic Slugs.... That would be awesome to use if overpenetration isn't a concern.
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    For what it's worth (considerably in my way of thinking), M. Ayoob suggests using #1 buck.

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    You thought it through, and have a plan.


    That is the first ammo choice.


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