1. At 20 yards, you might scare a dog or
some other animal, but you sure wouldn't
break the skin.
2. At 10 yards, you might break the skin
with a couple of grains, but nothing very
3. At 12 feet, you might get the desired
effect, if the desired effect is to "burn"
the target with the rock salt.
4. At 4 feet, you might cause a wound requiring
a visit to a hospital for a human, or maybe
death to a small animal.
5. Movie plots that show someone "burning"
a bad guy at across-the-yard distances are
6. Rock salt makes a pitiful personal defense
load, as if we didn't already know that.
Got home and broke out the Tampax and soapy
water, and got to work cleaning the barrel
of the shotgun. I'm not going to take the
chance of leaving salt deposits in the barrel.
I then ran very hot water through the barrel
and dried it completely. Then cleaned and
oiled it as normal.
I then returned the plated 00 Buckshot to
the magazine. If I ever have to "burn"
a bad guy, he's not going to have any doubts
or complaints about lack of penetration.
Shooting stuff is fun, even if it is something
as silly as rock salt loads in a shotgun.
Thanks to Tman for the photo help.