Do you have a shotgun for home defense but worry about over penetration?
Demolition Ranch is on the search for that perfect homemade low penetration shotgun round and the steel wool projectile might be a winner.
Witness Demolition Ranch’s search for the perfect minimal collateral damage shotgun round.
Can a minimal collateral damage shotgun round be made at home? Demolition Ranch did some testing to see if he could find a shotgun load that would be lethal for home defense, but have less overall penetration of walls and such after the bad guy gets hit.
Matt has some steel wool to try as a projectile. A shotgun is quite the powerful weapon to launch any projectile. This certainly includes a wad of ordinary steel wool. The steel wool loaded in a shotgun shell has great power but lower penetration that might just come in handy in a home defense situation.
Demolition Ranch’s experiment is quite an eye opener to the potential of over penetration of traditional shotgun loads for home defense. Maybe in the future an ammunition manufacturer will take this into account and make a low penetration load that will be safer in dwelling places.