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Re: Over the counter buckshot loads: My observations -
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2011, 12:44:26 AM »
Just recieved some Ballistic Products SuperBuck #4B for a 20 gauge predator load project.  Nominal is supposed to be .240"- actual .236" (per pellet weight 20 grains even).  

Goal for 20 gauge predator load: 27 #4B, buffered, in steel shot wad @ 1200 fps in a 2.75" hull, roll crimped.
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    Re: Over the counter buckshot loads: My observations -
    « Reply #26 on: January 01, 2011, 10:37:51 AM »

    Goal for 20 gauge predator load: 27 #4B, buffered, in steel shot wad @ 1200 fps in a 2.75" hull, roll crimped.

    What wad?  Most I can get is about 25...

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    « Reply #27 on: January 01, 2011, 01:47:47 PM »
    What wad?  Most I can get is about 25...

     VP92 available from Ballistic Products.

     There is no buffered data available for this wad.  So any loads developed will have to be pressure tested.
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    « Reply #28 on: February 01, 2011, 10:07:34 PM »
    #4 Buckshot update:

     Hornady #4B  actually measures .240 and 21 grains.
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    « Reply #29 on: February 01, 2011, 10:43:59 PM »
    #4 Buckshot update:

     Hornady #4B  actually measures .240 and 21 grains.
    It's also pure murder on Coyotes at 40 yards.
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    « Reply #30 on: February 21, 2011, 08:58:25 PM »
    For shotshell pressure testing at a reasonable cost:

    Tom Armbrust
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    1108 W. May Ave
    McHenry, IL 60050-8918.
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    Re: Over the counter buckshot loads: My observations -
    « Reply #31 on: February 24, 2011, 02:45:35 PM »
    As for consistent buckshot size:


    Most...

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    ... Federal 000B pellets run .345"

    ... Remington 00B measure .325"

    ... Rio 00B tops out at .340"

    ...Winchester # 1B slips in at .290"

    ...check the rest yourself!

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    « Reply #32 on: June 11, 2011, 05:53:02 PM »
    Geeeeeez.  Why is it that AFTER i shot my wad (no pun intended) and I load up on a particular buckshot round, and patterned it from my 870 that I come across what might have been better choices offering tighter patterns and lower recoil?  Damn you all for sharing such information!   ;)
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    « Reply #33 on: June 11, 2011, 08:22:39 PM »
    Geeeeeez.  Why is it that AFTER i shot my wad (no pun intended) and I load up on a particular buckshot round, and patterned it from my 870 that I come across what might have been better choices offering tighter patterns and lower recoil?  Damn you all for sharing such information!   ;)
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    Re: Over the counter buckshot loads: My observations -
    « Reply #34 on: December 27, 2011, 05:47:08 PM »
    In some cases...

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    ...LE buckshot loads are superior to the "civilian" version of the same load.

    For example:

    Remington's full power LE Express 00B uses hardened lead pellets with 3% antimony content.

    This compares to the SAMMI standard .5% antimony for "soft" lead buckshot.

    Ref:

    http://www.remingtonle.com/ammo/ss_expbk.htm

    Compared to:

    http://www.remington.com/products/am...-buckshot.aspx
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    « Reply #35 on: December 27, 2011, 09:31:44 PM »
    I swear by the Federal 00 with the Flitecontrol wad. I get it through the department so it's listed as a LE loading

    I shoot it out of a Benelli M1S90 Entry gun and I had to dial in my ghost rings for the load. I'm talking 8 inch patterns at 25 yards all day long out of a 14" cylinder bore barrel

    I call it, "Vang Comp in a box"
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    « Reply #36 on: December 27, 2011, 10:01:18 PM »
    IMO, Federal is missing a bet by not marketing a 12 pellet #1 reduced recoil buckshot load. #1B just meets the FBI 12 inch standard penetration mark while at the same time reducing the potential for overpenetration in home protection venues.

    It appears that Federal is going to be releasing our "#1 flite control" in the near future. http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=257470&sid=2a75683c3e9998cb033bb9b77c280659&start=40 Looks like good stuff.
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    « Reply #37 on: December 27, 2011, 10:49:59 PM »
    It appears that Federal is going to be releasing our "#1 flite control" in the near future.  Looks like good stuff.

     From link, it looks like a 1 3/8 ounce load -that is presuming actual .30" pellets @ 40 grains each.  That would place this 15 pellet, 1100 fps load in the intermediate recoil category.

     On the other hand, if the pellets are .29" (roughly 36 grains) the LE132-1B payload would be around
     1 1/4th ounce.

     Federal aready has the LE132-1B load listed in the LE product line:

     http://le.atk.com/general/federalproducts/shotshell/tacticalbuckshot.aspx
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    « Reply #38 on: December 28, 2011, 02:29:45 AM »
    That 1 buck load is very interesting to me, especially since I have become an apartment dweller.
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    « Reply #39 on: December 28, 2011, 02:31:53 AM »
    I swear by the Federal 00 with the Flitecontrol wad. I get it through the department so it's listed as a LE loading

    I shoot it out of a Benelli M1S90 Entry gun and I had to dial in my ghost rings for the load. I'm talking 8 inch patterns at 25 yards all day long out of a 14" cylinder bore barrel

    I call it, "Vang Comp in a box"
    Ken, I've test that load in other shotguns... Minute of Torso out to 45 yards and 50 yards in my 870's.  18" and 20" tacticals.  That's a good load... no one has a load nearly as good.  They just don't.  So I use Buck to 50 yards and Slug beyond it.  This is a far cry further than conventional thought for any scattergun just 5 years ago.
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    « Reply #40 on: January 05, 2012, 12:22:28 AM »
    I use Hevi-Shot 2 3/4 00Buck, Hornady critical defense  00Buck, and federal PD132 00 Buck.  I can not pick a farorate.
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    « Reply #41 on: January 08, 2012, 10:53:13 PM »
    "Minute of Torso"

    George you did it again - fantastic descriptor for Tactical buckshot patterns!  :thumbup1
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    « Reply #42 on: January 09, 2012, 10:35:04 PM »
    I keep on hand Hevi-Shot 00 buck, Hornady "TAP" 00buck, Federal PD132 00buck.  Also Tri-Ball, from Dixie.  These are all "ACE'S"
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    « Reply #43 on: January 11, 2012, 03:21:19 PM »
    Hornady critical defense...the magic with the versatite wad is strong.   Winchester super-x is not bad for some budget shot. 

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    « Reply #44 on: January 11, 2012, 11:35:44 PM »
    Hornady critical defense...the magic with the versatite wad is strong.   Winchester super-x is not bad for some budget shot. 

    I have that loaded in my 870 and some Hornady tap on the side. Good stuff.

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    « Reply #45 on: January 12, 2012, 12:10:06 AM »
    "Minute of Torso"

    George you did it again - fantastic descriptor for Tactical buckshot patterns!  :thumbup1
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    « Reply #46 on: January 13, 2012, 02:39:04 PM »
     So under what circumstance would a "wide" buckshot pattern, (say 1" spread per yard or greater), be best?
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    « Reply #47 on: January 14, 2012, 01:00:11 AM »
    There might be one, but I can't think of any.  The effectiveness of a shotgun comes from multiple, simultaneous hits.  The individual pellets are about as effective as a .32 Auto or .38 S&W - neither of which set the world on fire.  I want those pellets to cluster as tightly as possible to maximize effectiveness and to guarantee that they all go someplace important.   Additionally, I am responsible for everything that every projectile and I prefer to have a very strong idea wear they are all going.
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    « Reply #48 on: January 14, 2012, 02:06:39 PM »
    So under what circumstance would a "wide" buckshot pattern, (say 1" spread per yard or greater), be best?


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    « Reply #49 on: January 14, 2012, 02:21:23 PM »
     So of what value to the hunter or citizen defender are soft lead, no buffer, or no shot cup loads like Wolf, Rio, Nobel, or Centurion? 
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