Originally Posted by Joe'Bronco
Penetrate, yes. Continue to be lethal. NO
I have first hand experence being "peppered" with birdshot through an object.
Not fun, but not lethal. If it were buck shot, chances are i would not have been so lucky.
I've got personal experience at being shot from ZERO feet with a stiff duck load of #5's. Buckshot, I'd be dead. Birdshot, I could've returned fire if there was a threat.
You're assuming a head on center of mass hit with your bird load...while assuming a miss with buckshot. That's just not realistic.
I wanna break bones and penetrate in that more likely oblique shot.
You really shouldn't be counseling people....against basically ALL professional judgement.