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RMc

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This is the product line, announced in 1963, that started the modern buckshot performance revolution:
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    Re: Winchester Mark 5 Buckshot - where modern buckshot performance started.
    « Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 11:23:42 pm »
    If memory serves, I seem to remember those came in 000 buck as well back in the day. 
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    Re: Winchester Mark 5 Buckshot - where modern buckshot performance started.
    « Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 09:28:38 am »
    If memory serves, I seem to remember those came in 000 buck as well back in the day. 

    Some details are hard to pin down.

    Winchester quietly dropped* the plastic Mark 5 shot collar in all product lines sometime in the early to mid 1970s.  If I recall correctly, 000B was added around that time.

    *Dropping the Mark 5 plastic shot collar was most likely a cost saving measure to speed up production.
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    Re: Winchester Mark 5 Buckshot - where modern buckshot performance started.
    « Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 06:15:28 am »
    Winchester quietly discontinued the plastic Mark 5 shot collar sometime in the early to mid 1970s, but continued to use "Grex" plastic buffering in their buckshot line.

    Mid-1970's vintage 00B shown below:
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    Re: Winchester Mark 5 Buckshot - where modern buckshot performance started.
    « Reply #4 on: October 22, 2019, 07:06:19 pm »
    I believe that is the same load, in different packaging, as the military contract ammunition.  Works fine in my guns.  :thumbup1
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    Re: Winchester Mark 5 Buckshot - where modern buckshot performance started.
    « Reply #5 on: October 22, 2019, 07:53:33 pm »
    Some current Winchester Super-X 00B loads are now loaded with a heavy duty plastic wad.  And plastic "Grex" buffer.
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    Re: Winchester Mark 5 Buckshot - where modern buckshot performance started.
    « Reply #6 on: October 22, 2019, 08:00:12 pm »
    I've used it at the range.  I don't do any hunting with it these days but I find it effective out of cylinder bores and improved cylinder barrels. It doesn't perform as well at extended range as the Federal Flite Control wad shells but it doesn't miss it by a wide margin either inside of thirty yards in my guns. 
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