which load for HD?

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    which load for HD?

    What load is best to use for home defense for a 12 ga? We don't live in a house with brick walls, we're in an apartment with standard drywall and insulation. Any suggestions?
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    I keep '00 in mine.

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    I'm of the opinion that #4 is the minimum, and #1 is preferred if penetration on missed shots is a concern.
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    OO buck low recoil
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    00 Buck.

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    Just bought some Federal LE 00 w/FlightControl low recoil from ATG. I'm not sure I'll need low recoil with my Saiga 12 but I haven't been able to find the standard stuff.

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    Because of the lack of "real" walls, I'd go with #4 buck or even large birdshot; I know, lots of people here will frown on birdshot.
    Fire a load of #2 at a piece of plywood from 15-20 feet, then think what it would do in the throat/face area. With both eyes torn away, the windpipe crushed and the carotids spurting blood, the threat is likely to stop
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