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Posted: 6/1/2003 9:54:17 PM EDT
I have a Rem 20 gauge semi auto and I was wondering if the Winchester 4 shot I have would be good for home defense?

Thanks

CRC
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 10:41:38 PM EDT
Only at really close range....BTY it will still go through sheet rock walls. Try and find some 20 gauge buckshot... I know Federal makes a max" 2 3/4 load with 20 pellets of #3 buck (slightly bigger than #4 buck) and a Mag load w 18 pellets of #2 (slightly smaller than # 1 buck). Winchester offers similar loadings. To the best of my knowledge there is no commercial loading w/ 0,00 or 000 buck so if you wanted something like that I'm sure you could probably hand load it...
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 3:56:44 AM EDT
CRC, Here are the 20 gauge buckshot loads from the big three:

Remington - 20 ga 2 3/4", #3 buck, 20 pellets

Federal - 20 ga 2 3/4", #3 buck, 20 pellets
20 ga 3" mag, #2 buck, 18 pellets

Winchester - 20 ga 2 2/4", #3 buck, 20 pellets
20 ga 3" mag, #3 buck, 24 pellets

#3 buck = .25 caliber, #1 buck = .30 caliber. I do not have a listing for #2 buck. .28 cal?

If your shotgun is 2 3/4" chamber you have no choice. If you have a 3" chamber try both loads and see which one patterns better. What you have now must be #4 birdshot. If it is 3" it would be good close up. MIKE.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 5:05:39 PM EDT
My gun doesn't shoot 3" shells (my brother's does).

I do have a few packets of buckshot- Rem and Fed I think.

I was just wondering if #4 turkey and goose loads were good.

Thanks for the replies.

CRC
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 5:27:48 PM EDT
CRC, Yes the #4 turkey birdshot loads will work well within the house. MIKE.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:55:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mike103:
CRC, Yes the #4 turkey birdshot loads will work well within the house. MIKE.



Thanks Mike. It would be used in close in a house.

CRC
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