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buckshot reccomendations

Post by jeremy1391 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:11 pm

so which buckshot should i use for home defense?
my last shotgun related post discussed the viability of birdshot for home defense and pretty much everyone thinks that isnt the best option, so i need recommendations from more experienced shotgunners....
i was thinking of either
winchester lawman 00
estate 00
or the the 5rd boxes of federal 00 from wally world...

what are your experiences, with different types
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Re: buckshot reccomendations

Post by Ufdyixcaff » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:18 pm

anything larger than #4 Buck should work. what you need to do is buy a few boxes from different makers in different styles and to to the range. See what your 590 likes and what it doesnt. It will be different for every shottie so no one can say "use this!"... it will be individual. Once you find the box you like, go back and buy lots more of the same.

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Re: buckshot reccomendations

Post by nimdabew » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:26 pm

I use 2 3/4 S&B 12 pellet 00 buck for my rem 870. It has more pellets than standard 00 buck and comparing shell sizes alone, it is a middle ground for 2 3/4 and 3".
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Re: buckshot reccomendations

Post by bigmedicine » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:33 pm

Hey, I like #4 buck for home defense. If I remember correctly, 27 pellets all of which are larger than .22, moving at over 1100 FPS. That has to count for something. Back when I had a semi, getting three aimed rounds off in a second wasn't really difficult and that rate of produced a mini-gun like lead shower for the Bad Guy. Get your timing right with lotsa practice and you may get close.

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Post by Trioxin » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:33 pm

Didn't we just have this pissing contest in another thread??
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Post by bigmedicine » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:45 pm

I musta missed it. If this ground has been covered before, then I feel foolish.

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Re: buckshot reccomendations

Post by Ufdyixcaff » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:50 pm

usually the thread is about whether or not birdshot is a decent HD round... or shotguns in general... I read this thread as being "what brand of 00 will work best in my specific make and model of shotgun" which is a different discussion altogether.... but as I said, its one almost impossible to answer as each shotgun/ammo combo behaves differently and you need to see which combo works best for you.

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Re: buckshot reccomendations

Post by xmasons » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:55 pm

I prefer Fiocchi reduced recoil, but also like Sellier & Bellot. Usually I buy in bulk, so whatever happens to be cheapest.

Buy a few boxes of what's available, spend some time on the range, and see what your preference may be.

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Post by Chef » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:20 am

I like copper-plated pellets, they're a little harder and tend to deform less and penetrate better.
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Post by Rick12337 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:16 am

+1 I like #4 buck as well :D

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Post by muscleman_coffeemesto » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:39 am

I've shot reduced recoil Remington 00 buck, which was nice, but now I shoot whatever is cheapest. I have a buttload of Fiocchi and Federal buck right now, not reduced recoil.
Some people say reduced recoil is good for HD because it helps you keep on target, or reacquire the target. I think a lot of that has to do with practice though, which brings me to the next subject. I really don't care what you shoot out of this thing. Stock up on birdshot for all I care. Whatever you end up getting, you need to go out and practice with this thing.
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Re: buckshot reccomendations

Post by Trioxin » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:46 pm

bigmedicine wrote:I musta missed it. If this ground has been covered before, then I feel foolish.
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=42506" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Even had the same OP.
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Post by autolex » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:50 pm

xmasons wrote:I prefer Fiocchi reduced recoil... Usually I buy in bulk...Buy a few boxes of what's available, spend some time on the range, and see what your preference may be.
+1 Same here.
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Post by Keith B » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:57 pm

+1 on the every gun is different. It's all trial and error. Go buy a box of every type of buckshot you can find and than go pattern it. After that compare felt recoil. And if any ammo should fail, for any reason(other than you), remove it from the test. Than make a decision based upon your findings.
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Re: buckshot reccomendations

Post by Finch » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:16 pm

Trioxin wrote:
bigmedicine wrote:I musta missed it. If this ground has been covered before, then I feel foolish.
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=42506" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Even had the same OP.

LOL Trioxin i had same thought in fact i just pissed in the other thread. I find it funny that there is this much opinion to maintain 2 threads on this actively ah Zombie Squad

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Re: buckshot reccomendations

Post by Domino » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:49 pm

I've got a bunch of Wolf 2 3/4" 12 pellet 00 Buck that I bought back when it was $75 for a case of 250 rounds. It works very well, has relatively little recoil, and patterns pretty decent out of my 870. Unfortunatly it is probably not available right now.

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Re: buckshot reccomendations

Post by Shadowsbane » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:10 pm

Whatever you gun likes is probably just fine.

I use #3 buck in my wife's 20 gauge and #4/00 buck in my 12 gauge.

One thing to keep in mind is that some shotgun shells have buffering material to keep the shot from deforming. Deformed shot equals less reliable penetration, although probably insignifigant for home defense distances.
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Re: buckshot reccomendations

Post by jeremy1391 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:13 pm

picked up 4 of the five shell boxes of federal #4 buck today...
$4.49 per box! :D
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Re: buckshot reccomendations

Post by Bear_B » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:30 pm

For home defense really any 00 Buckshot should serve you well. In a home defense situation the longest distance the average person (meaning you dont live in a mansion with rooms the size of tennis courts) would be 20-25 feet in most cases, and at that range any 00 Buckshot round would really fuck up an intruders day.

In my home defense shotgun I personally have http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=293300" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; in my shotgun right now.

It patterns very well in the rounds I've test fired at the range, and has never failed to fire, and feeds smoothly in both my defensive shotguns. (both the remmy 870 platforms).
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Post by muscleman_coffeemesto » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:06 am

jeremy1391 wrote:picked up 4 of the five shell boxes of federal #4 buck today...
$4.49 per box! :D

#4 buck is what you use for hunting turkeys. If there were more turkeys in the states I'd go hunt them. What would I shoot them with? #4 buck.
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