Pretty impressive shot count in the vitals. Open sight shot was well-placed. Most of the video is boring. Beyond boring, but the essense of it is that 55 yard shots are reasonable and humane with FC buck.
Its been cold everywhere, even here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where yesterday morning it was 15 degrees, so I've been a bit lazy about organizing those buckshot targets I shot a while back and saved in the barn. Some of them I failed to write info on, so I may have to re-shoot them. I am attaching some which I did label.
They are self explanatory:
One is with over the counter "standard" wad #1 Buckshot, 16 pellets at 15 yards, intended for home defense. The box lid used as a target is 12"x 15" -- all 16 are accounted for. Maximum spread is about 10-11 inches. Not great, but adequate for home defense use at close range.
Another is the FC 00B at the same 15 yard range. This is the high power 9 pellet load. Maximum spread is only about 4" and most of the pellets are within 2" and five of the nine are in a ragged hole.
The third is with the same FC 00B 9 pellet load at 35 yards. It is now opening up in my 20" IC barrel, but 5 of the 9 are within a 4 inch circle, which is pretty impressive. Four of 9 are in only 2.5" or so. Maximum spread would be about 7" but for the one flyer in the far left, which opens the pattern up.
The cross marks were put on the targets for aiming purposes, the free hand circles were added after the targets were brought back to the barn and labeled, just to provide some perspective.
My criteria for buckshot is at least four pellets in the vitals at maximum shooting range and vitals considered to be a 10 inch pie plate.
I'm going to reshoot at 50 yards with the FC 9 shot load to make sure we're looking at the right targets. I think there will be at least 4 of the 9 in 10 inches, probably as many as 6. I just don't trust my memory on the unlabeled targets, some of which were used to sight in the Lucid M7 red dot and center the pattern, which is a bit different than with slugs. Also some of the unlabeled targets were shot with the barrel's Remington "Deer" iron sights, and others with the M7, so I need to be consistent with my aiming point. No magnified optics were used.
I can say that this barrel is a decent performer but may not be optimal. More to come.