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    Default Dumb shotgun questions

    I am not 100% upto shotgun do and don'ts. So forgive me with this one.

    I have a 12ga bullpop shotgun I just picked up cheap. Says it's for 3" shells. Does that mean I can only use 3" shells or can I also run 2 3/4" shells

    Also, what are the thoughts and restrictions on putting grips on them. I'd like to put a vertical fore grip on.

    Thank you for any help.
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    Default Re: Dumb shotgun questions

    Max 3", 2 3/4 would be fine. Go nuts on grips.
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    Perfect thank you.

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    Is it better to use a shot shell that has those BBs in it or is it better to use a shot shell with a single projectile?

    i always wondered if using a shot shell with BBs, in a home defense situation, would land those BBs all over the place and cause unintended damage. I always felt one projectile was better than 16 BBs all over the place.
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    Default Re: Dumb shotgun questions

    Personal preference id think. I'd rather do some patch work then miss.

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    Default Re: Dumb shotgun questions

    At home defense distances those "BB's" will all be in a 2-4 inch circle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeCan99 View Post
    Is it better to use a shot shell that has those BBs in it or is it better to use a shot shell with a single projectile?

    i always wondered if using a shot shell with BBs, in a home defense situation, would land those BBs all over the place and cause unintended damage. I always felt one projectile was better than 16 BBs all over the place.

    Neither. #4 buckshot. Less over penetration than 00 buck or a slug. Far more effective than birdshot. Will get the job done for HD.
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    Default Re: Dumb shotgun questions

    I believe that a slug would have significant chance of overpenetration into other rooms if that is a consideration. Lighter shot maybe not so much.

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    Isn't slug use determined by the type of barrel?

    Unless I'm mistaken:
    Some barrels are rifled - most are smooth.
    Some slugs are "rifled" - most are smooth.

    I never did look into the slug thing before selling my shotguns, so I'm not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    Neither. #4 buckshot. Less over penetration than 00 buck or a slug. Far more effective than birdshot. Will get the job done for HD.
    good idea, i like the buckshot consideration.
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