Loading a Shotgun with Rock Salt

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Nice test.
My hubby will tell you that it will penetrate skin at shorter ranges and have to be picked out… and that it hurts. Yep, he was some place he shouldn’t have been :wink:

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:laughing: no, actually he was taking a shortcut. Through a junkyard. Looong after dark. Didn’t think the fences were relevant.

The rock salt was though.

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I would not recommend rocksalt for a home defense weapon. It will not stop a determined attacker.

I choose buckshot to defend my family with a home defense shotgun.

I also believe that using handloaded rock salt shells can give the prosecution some reason to cast doubt on your case.

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If I pick up a gun, I want it to be loaded with the ammo that will do the most stopping with the fewest shots.

For me rock salt doesn’t fit into that picture. If it’s something that serious enough for me or mine to grab a shotgun, it’s serious enough for buck shot (pheasants, rabbits, quail, trap clays being the exception).

If it’s something that can be addressed with rock salt, then I’ll use OC spray or some other non-lethal.

I don’t ever want to think when I pick up that tool “oh it just has rock salt in it, it’ll be ok to pepper that individual” and then forget that had it still loaded from my last hunt or trap shoot and end up using deadly force unintentionally.

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Hell yeah!! Looks like a whole lotta freedom right there!! :grin:

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Using RS in self defense is likely to land you in prison so I would avoid it.

“Why did you choose rock salt_?” “I only wanted to hurt them sir.”

“Then you must not have truly been in fear for your life… .”

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If I have to aim a weapon, I am trying to stop a threat. I’m not trying to annoy someone. Rock salt is going to sting and be difficult to deal with, but it ain’t deadly.

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