Originally Posted by willwren
While hunting mistakes are made by people of all ages every now and then, it must be said that a 28 gauge shotgun from 30 yards is more like getting slapped than shot.
It should also be said that Cheney shot the guy because he was standing too far to the left.
Yup. I've been hit a few times myself.
Contrary to what Hollywood would like you to believe, it'* actually pretty hard to kill someone with a shotgun. You gotta be real close, and using at least buck shot. Everything else scatters, loses velocity and kinetic energy too wuick to do major harm. It hurts, can definitley leave scars, but unless you get hit full in the face, chances are it'* gonna be a painful annoyance, especially while bird hunting.