Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discussion

Reviews and discussion of shotguns.

Moderators: Inquisitor, admin, ForumModerator, WebsiteContent

Post Reply
Message
Author
wanzer777
Grizzled Veteran
Posts: 647
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:50 pm
Contact:

Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discussion

#1 Post by wanzer777 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:13 pm

Sorry for being gone so long, been real busy. still am. Figured i'd pop in to say hey.

Also. Shotgun loadings discussion, which is best of the apocalypse. Zombie apocalypse, old fashioned alien apocalypse, trump gets a second term apocalypse, nuclear wasteland apocalypse. whatever you want. 12ga?, 16ga? OO buck, birdshot. custom rounds. also anything from taofledermaus is very welcome, encouraged even.

Shotguns, what is best in life, besides crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you and hearing the lamentations of they women.
In Solidarity.

User avatar
Marlene
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 5041
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:48 pm
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#2 Post by Marlene » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:22 pm

"Their women" ought to pop you in the eye. In your fantasy where the world collapses and you suddenly have something to offer the world, 10 gauge is the right choice.

Welcome back.
Image

User avatar
featureless
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 4346
Joined: Tue May 23, 2017 6:11 pm
Location: California
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#3 Post by featureless » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:01 pm

20 gauge #3 buck. Cause it's what I brung. :)

(but prefer .223/5.56 with a magazine)

User avatar
Bucolic
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 7675
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 5:51 am
Location: Southern PA.
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#4 Post by Bucolic » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:28 pm

Call me old fashioned. 12 gauge pump with 00 buck and quarter ounce slugs.
Neverthless, she persisted.

Image

User avatar
lurker
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 10933
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:00 pm
Location: spencer, nc.
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#5 Post by lurker » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:33 pm

12 ga side by side double barrel, bird shot, cause that's what i have. for smaller, slower zombies.
:wacko:

User avatar
AmirMortal
Carpal Tunnel
Posts: 8398
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:28 pm
Location: Florida's Bay Area
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#6 Post by AmirMortal » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:28 pm

Marlene wrote:"Their women" ought to pop you in the eye. In your fantasy where the world collapses and you suddenly have something to offer the world, 10 gauge is the right choice.

Welcome back.
In a Saiga, with Flechettes.
Every one you've ever met or will ever meet, knows something you don't. -Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Anti-Gravity Activist

Black Lives Matter

User avatar
Marlene
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 5041
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:48 pm
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#7 Post by Marlene » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:49 am

AmirMortal wrote: In a Saiga, with Flechettes.
:love: :love: :love:
Image

User avatar
CottonMcKnight77
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 583
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:17 pm
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#8 Post by CottonMcKnight77 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:16 am

Bucolic wrote:Call me old fashioned. 12 gauge pump with 00 buck and quarter ounce slugs.
Agreed. The classics never go out of style!
Do you believe in unlikelihoods?

User avatar
Hiker
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 1725
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:22 pm
Location: Lexington KY
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#9 Post by Hiker » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:43 pm

.
.
My choice is (and this is still on my to-buy list) the Remington 870 Marine Magnum pump shotgun. It is designed for the harsh climate of the sea, so it will be able to stand up to the humid conditions I live in.
gun870marine.JPG
For ammo:
00 Buck, 0 and 000 would be ok too. This would be the bulk of my ammo
Slugs
Rubber buck shot
bean bag rounds
Dragon breath
The last three are less/non lethal. In some SHTF cases, discouraging people from coming on you property might be a better choice. I think of these for riot situations. While the Dragon breath fires magnesium shot, it's real purpose is to be a visual deterrent. Of course it can only be used in wet weather to avoid a wildfire. But where I live that is about 80% of the year.
All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty.-Henry Clay
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.—Aristotle

User avatar
TrueTexan
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 16087
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:28 pm
Location: LGC MEMBER: The "Crazy" part of Denton Texas
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#10 Post by TrueTexan » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:03 pm

On my birthday wish list for this year. Mossberg 590 Shockwave 12 ga. I know it really isn't a shotgun but a firearm. Ammo the Aguila minis in Buckshot (#4 mixed with #1) Slugs and birdshot.Can load 9 in the magazine and one in the pipe. Also can shot regular 12 ga and 3 inch magnum if you dare.

Image
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.-Huxley
The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer-Kissinger
Reasoning will never make a Man correct an ill Opinion, which by Reasoning he never acquired.-Swift

User avatar
SubRosa
Chatty
Posts: 1155
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:48 pm
Location: AZ Desert
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#11 Post by SubRosa » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:45 pm

Mossberg 590 Milsgun, alternate 00 buck & slugs.

Plays well with a generic M-16 bayonet for that 'up close & personal' moment.

A rough, tough club of death & destruction. :surrender:
milsgun.jpg
milsgun.jpg (3.47 KiB) Viewed 2293 times
Subs
Another well-armed leftist. :ras:

Sarge
Grizzled Veteran
Posts: 654
Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:13 pm
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#12 Post by Sarge » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:03 pm

20 gauge 3 inch magnum.. #6 shot .. something with a long barrel that is reasonably light and swings well.. you aren't going to be shooting people.. rather you will be shooting yummy game birds and tasty rabbits and squirrels so you can survive... plenty of gun if you do end up in a self defense scenario, but unlikely.. look at the most recent major crisis's.. not a lot of folks killing folks... that pretty much strictly Hollywood and RPG fantasy stuff... big game is a real hassle to properly dress and almost impossible to preserve unless you are experienced enough and in touch with the reality of apocalypses enough to have butchering facilities and refrigeration.. but upland game and small tasty furry animals come in convenient 1 and 2 person meal size packages and tend to be a replaceable sustainable food source if everybody else has short barreled self defense shotguns and buck shot and slugs suitable for deer and bear..

just a though if you are planning on surviving and not being some kind of sicko mass murder.

User avatar
SubRosa
Chatty
Posts: 1155
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:48 pm
Location: AZ Desert
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#13 Post by SubRosa » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:18 pm

I suppose that depends on where you live.

We are so far out, unknown visitors are seldom seen. They also have to gain entry to our property, welcome or not depending.

We do have a nice bird shottie for eatin' things, but we certainly aren't using the 590 for game.

They did ask...

Subs
Another well-armed leftist. :ras:

User avatar
Deep13
Been around awhile
Posts: 385
Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:33 am
Location: NE Ohio
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discussion

#14 Post by Deep13 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:36 pm

12 ga. 2.5" #4 buck.
Yet she persisted.

User avatar
K9s
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 6724
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:18 pm
Location: LGC Member: Georgia
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discussion

#15 Post by K9s » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:43 pm

Interesting necro threads on shotguns today.

Apocalypse happens when you least expect it. Use what you have and worry about water first, not birdshot vs buckshot.
The border between civilization and savagery is porous and patrolled by opportunists. Resist fascism. Vote like your democracy depends on it.

User avatar
tonguengroover
Been around awhile
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discuss

#16 Post by tonguengroover » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:33 pm

AmirMortal wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:28 pm
Marlene wrote:"Their women" ought to pop you in the eye. In your fantasy where the world collapses and you suddenly have something to offer the world, 10 gauge is the right choice.

Welcome back.
In a Saiga, with Flechettes.
OOH, those are nasty Marlene. All I got is )) 3"mags for my 870 Express. I wanted a Saiga semi-auto 20Ga or .410 but hard to find. Plus I need a wheel gun I can carry first. So many things, so little $$.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, but a matter of choice - William Jennings Bryan

User avatar
atxgunguy
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 5799
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:42 pm
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: Hiatus- also shotgun loadings for the apocalypse discussion

#17 Post by atxgunguy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:37 pm

I've seen plenty of destruction in pumpkins and hardcore prickly pear cactus with a 24" Remington 870 using bog standard $4.99/box #7 birdshot from the big box store. That'll do for me. If the zombies come, I'll use a hacksaw and cut the barrel down 6 inches or so.
LGC Texas - Central Region President

Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests