Discussion in 'On Topic' started by THT, Jun 24, 2006.
Which caliber is more appropriate for home defense?
How many walls do you want to shoot through?
Neither, use handgun or shotgun rounds. Rifle rounds will kill your next next next next door neighbor.
I recomend 7.62x39api especially if your in an apt complex.
where can i get some of those?
I've never seen it for sale in person sometimes up on auctions sites for alot of money, I dont think much was ever imported and its illegal to import it now.
+1 if you're gonna risk your neighbors lives you might as well go all out.
I LOVE rifle rounds for home defense. Call me crazy but I think the shotgun is dated and a weapon for sportman, breeching, prisions, and fun. If I were going to rob your house I'd damn well have body armor to do it. Most crooks don't but if you're having to pull the trigger you're already having a statistically improbable day so why not plan for the worst. It doesn't mean you need to use .50bmg or fmj 7.62x39. Past that anything that you shoot thats going to do enough to bad guy tissue is going to puncture drywall easily be it from a handgun, shotgun, or rifle.
I wouldn't use fmj of course, ballistic tip rounds in either caliber please. 5.56 is going to have less penetration through barriers than 7.62x39....both will punch plenty of dryway. 5.56 might well tumble and hit much lower a few walls later than the central mass height area you were aiming at before. 5.56 to me is probably your best best for home defense.
werd. I figure get a AR or AK and bump fire the sucker at an intruder.
how about hunting rounds? They expand the best right?
corbons or something along those lines meant not to over pentatrate would be best if using one of those calibers.
shotgun to the face = owned
7.62 will go in one side of a house and out the other from 600ms keep that in mind
The API will go through a whole school at 1600 meters
Umm...I thought only 88 magnums shoot through schools?
seriously i wouldnt use 7.62 for home defense. It can go through walls and youll hit stuff that could be bad lol. Cars, homes, People other then the bad guy. Really you just need a cheap 12ga. Or maybe a handgun if you wanT
Sure but who plans for headshots?
black96gtvert do you have magic buckshot that doesn't go through walls?
who plans, you ask?
THIS MAN DOES!