Box O' Truth #3 - The Shotgun Meets the
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didn't want to slight the shotgun lovers
by not carefully researching what a shotgun
will do as far as penetration.
The shotgun is a Mossberg Maverick, 12 Gauge,
with a 19.5" barrel, no choke. Typical
of "combat" shotgun dimensions
Box O' Truth is loaded with 12 sheets of
5/8" sheetrock, backed up by a jug
of water to try to "catch" anything
that might penetrate all 12 boards.
It is backed-up by a wall of bricks.
tried a variety of different shotgun loads.
This is the first shot.
load was Remington 2 3/4", #4 Buck,
This is the damage to the sheetrock.
It penetrated 6 sheets and bounced off the
Notice how the wall "collapsed"
under the shot.
is the entrance wound.
All shots were from a measured 12 feet from
the muzzle to the first wall.
Notice that there is an approximate 3 1/2
We will discuss this later.
I then shot a load of Winchester 2 3/4",
#1 Buck, 16 pellets.
This round penetrated 6 sheets and bounced
off the 7th.
Just like the #4 Buck.