This has been going around for a bit. A guy took a full load of birdshot to the chest. I have seen the picture with a few different stories about how it happened so I have no idea if it was a hunting accident or some other mishap. Either way it shows what bird shot will do. It wasn’t all that close due to the size of the pattern. I’m not proponent of bird shot for home and self defense or anything but with that said if he had been very close it would have been a different story. The wounds are nasty looking but otherwise superficial. I know because I myself have taken bird shot ot he chest from about 25 yards.