Penetration of 6 birdshot
Pros and Cons of Using Birdshot for Self Defense
Many people load their shotguns with birdshot, usually #6 shot or smaller, to minimize interior wall penetration. Number 6 lead birdshot, when.
27 Feb Small sized birdshot such as this #8 heavy dove load is a poor choice for Entrance hole illustrating the 6 lobed temporary stretch cavity.
Bird Shot for Self Defense and Some Stopping Power Statistics
Description:Why I Would Rather Defend Myself than Have the Police Open Fire in my Defense Arturo Mtz Yes birdshot from a pistol is a pest load but from an auto 12 or 10 gauge shotgun, using 4 or 3 shot at ranges of about 10 to 20 m 30 to 60 ft gives you an advantage in hit probability that is wellcome specialy when your target is moving fast and the ligth is poor. Maybee the wound will not be the very best; but he will no escape in good conditions and, if he reached you, will be fighting in desadvantage. Jay B I agree with arturo, I see the dismissal of birdshot all over the internet from top to bottom savvy and noobie reviewers alike. I am a Judge owner myself and live in an apartment, in a bad neighborhood, with my girlfriend to protect, and neighbors on all sides. I own an arsenal from From my personal tests at the range I have found that saying birdshot keeps a 20" group at 10 feet, or from one side of a small living room to the other, is simply not true, it peppers a very large area after 5 feet and while unpredictable, and inconsistent, is ALWAYS a much larger area than the torso.