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Yes, #4 buckshot is considered a good load for home defense. As with anything else related to home defense, a number of considerations factor into this answer, but by any rational calculation, any typical #4 buckshot load will be effective at stopping an attacker at home defense distances.
Varmint control, target shooting, home defense and hunting birds of all shapes and sizes can easily be handled effectively with #4 lead shot. Its superior ballistics and tendency to penetrate deeper leads to easier kills, making it preferred over steel when hunting.
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