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13pointjomc 06-26-2009 05:36 PM

buckshot
 
What's ya'lls favorite 12 gauge 3''mag buckshot load on whitetails?

nchawkeye 06-26-2009 05:41 PM

RE: buckshot
 
My Browning prefers the Winchester 00 Buck 3 inch load and the Improved Cylinder choke...

My Remington 1100 prefers the Winchester #1 Buck 2 3/4 loading...

My double perfers Winchester 2 3/4 #1 Buck in the Full Choke barrel and 00 Buck in the Modified...

13pointjomc 06-26-2009 05:43 PM

RE: buckshot
 
My gun is a stoeger 2000 with a full choke.

timbercruiser 06-26-2009 05:47 PM

RE: buckshot
 
My Remington shotgun would pattern Remington 00 better than other sizes and brands.

driftrider 06-26-2009 06:19 PM

RE: buckshot
 
If you have a Stoeger 2000, you should also have Cyl, IC, Mod and XF choke tubes, unless you bought the gun used. Buy several boxes of buckshot and try it with different chokes to see which one patterns better.

Of course, I'd probably more strongly recommend that you ditch the buckshot and go with rifled slugs. They'll give you longer range and are far more lethal. Buckshot doesn't exactly have the best rep as a humane deer killer.

Mike

Centaur 1 06-26-2009 07:04 PM

RE: buckshot
 

ORIGINAL: driftrider

Of course, I'd probably more strongly recommend that you ditch the buckshot and go with rifled slugs. They'll give you longer range and are far more lethal. Buckshot doesn't exactly have the best rep as a humane deer killer.

Mike
I agree, if you have to use buckshot check out the Dixie slug companies tri-ball load. It has 3 balls that are .600 diameter.
http://www.dixieslugs.com/products.html

13pointjomc 06-28-2009 07:08 AM

RE: buckshot
 
For long range I'll use my 243.I dont think you can shoot 00 buck through a XF choke!The longest shot i'll have to make is 250 yards.I want buckshot for shots in the woods under 50 yards.Are slugs better than buckshot in thick stuff?

Centaur 1 06-28-2009 07:13 AM

RE: buckshot
 
Slugs are always better than buckshot. Buckshot doesn't work very well unless you get a tight pattern and hit the deer with the full load, if you can hit him with that you can hit him with a slug.

13pointjomc 06-28-2009 07:16 AM

RE: buckshot
 
How much more is the kick compared to 3'' 00 buck?

Centaur 1 06-28-2009 08:09 AM

RE: buckshot
 
2 3/4" rifled slugs kick less than 3" buckshot. The buckshot load is pushing twice as much weight out of the barrel. 3" slugs are unnecessary, the 2 3/4" loads kill just fine.


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