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  •  I have to agree about the 5.56 mm round from (3+ / 0-)
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    StrayCat, Leap Year, CA wildwoman

    the AR-15. I shot that round from a mini-14 ( a nice rifle I might add) and it will go through 3 feet of 2x4. NO way I'd want to shoot that in my house and endanger the neighbors.  A shotgun (4 shot)  is a much better home defense weapon.

    "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens," -Friedrich Schiller "Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain"

    by pengiep on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:46:00 PM PST

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    •  I was speaking from experience (1+ / 0-)
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      CA wildwoman

      I had a friend who shot a round from his mini 14 and it went through both sides of his trailer house and barely penetrated a 6 inch log wall 50 ft. behind his trailer. He had some armor piercing rounds that would penetrate through 2 - 1 inch thick bumper hitches standing on end. I don't want to think about how far that round would travel in a new development with tightly spaced homes. Any horizontal discharge is bound to hit at least one other house.

      Some people have short memories

      by lenzy1000 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:46:12 PM PST

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