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I'd say no more than 12 inches, if that's the maximum range you might feel threatened inside your house.

Is 25 yards a likely distance you might shoot in self defense in your house? I think in my house, I'd stick with 10 yards or so, maximum.

for utdoor use, 25 yards might be a good range to pattern I guess, but I haven't taken to carrying a 12 gauge for SD yet.
 

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With my reload buck shots (oo) Im getting about 7" group pattern at 25 yards with my m500a1. Too bad their not in a circle pattern but more of a vertical pattern. Still fooling around with packing it to see if I can get it to pattern tighter and in a circle pattern. Not too bad for using a jig-head mold for buck shots. :)
 

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A good 25 yard pattern with buckshot would be around 18" to a max of 24" with even distribution. Past that distance you'll typically start to get flyers and the pattern will most likely open dramatically and become less dense and uniform.
 
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