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Remington Home Defense shell duplex shot

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Kentucky Kernel, Jan 16, 2010.

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  1. Kentucky Kernel

    Kentucky Kernel Member

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    Folks,

    In the Jan. 2010 issue of American Rifleman, a new home defense 12 ga shell is described. It is a Remington product, and it comes with a duplex mixture of both #2 and #4 shot in the same shell.

    I am not sure I understand the rationale behind putting two shot sizes in the same shell. If concern is #2 will over-penetrate, then why not use #4 only and not a duplex. If worried about the lower stopping power of #4, then why not use only #2 and not a duplex.

    So, what gives, what is the rationale here?

    KK
     
  2. oneounceload

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    They did this thing years ago with a duplex target load - it failed miserably due to poor patterns, long shot strings and more cost..........
     
  3. earlthegoat2

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    The rationale is that Remington is trying to market birdshot for HD. Further evidence of Remington leading consumers in the wrong direction.

    The best Remington product for HD is the 00 or #4 Buckshot in the green and yellow boxes that does not cost a Kings ransom.
     
  4. mljdeckard

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    Nothing new here. I've see loads that are half buck, and half a slug. I don't see the point in mixing loads.
     
  5. gfpd707

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    just trying to get you to spend your money on them.
     
  6. DAVIDSDIVAD

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    It's for the guys that buy .410s with collapsible stocks and aimpoints.


    Just a waste of money
     
  7. zhyla

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    I'd try it out except I don't live in a duplex :).
     
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