What would you do if the criminal who's breaking into your home has a "high powered rifle" that's only designed to maim, not kill??? Or what if it could kill even though it wasn't designed to kill??? And just what is a "high powered rifle" anyways? (Maybe Nancy Pelosi can tell us, eh?
) Just wondering... Seriously though, using a centerfire rifle for home defense is a poor choice. Even frangible bullets will penetrate sheetrock and vinyl or aluminum siding. How do you know where that bullet is going to go once it penetrates the wall? Save your AR15 for the rifle range or your Rambo fantasies and get a good shotgun for home defense. For close-in defense get a Mossberg Persuader or Maverick and load it with#4 shot