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« on: August 05, 2020, 11:16:04 pm »
Here is a rather eye-opening test, pitting Fiocchi 9 pellet 00B  against a rifled choke tube and a cylnder tube at 5, 7, 10 and 20 yards.

It seems buckshot, at least when contained in a plastic one piece wad, delivers quite usable patterns at defensive ranges.

I suspect the relatively loose fit* of the pellets in the shotcup, may have contributed to the pellets exiting without much spin as the wad was slowed by rifling contact at the muzzle.

Indeed, i was suprised at the resulting patterns.!

What say you?

* A customer review on Midway USA website indicated the pellets measured around .295", definitely on the small side.

« Last Edit: August 05, 2020, 11:28:21 pm by RMc »

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    « Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 10:57:16 pm »
    Interesting but not necessarily surprising.  I've seen some largely inexplicable results from my own patterning boards with certain loads in certain guns.  Enough to know that every one of them is a law unto itself.   

    I find the video to be kind of a teaser that leaves me wanting more information than we are given - perhaps that is its purpose.  I've used Fiocchi buck shot loads in the past and find them to be kind of in the middle of the pack in terms of performance in my guns.  For some reason they pattern well in my doubles and less so in my semi-autos even when the barrels have the same nominal choke.  Go figure.   :hmm 

    Interesting video though - thanks for posting it.   :thumbup1
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