Federal Tactical Buckshot Gel test Data

Federal Tactical Buckshot Gel Test Data

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    Thumbs up Federal Tactical Buckshot Gel test Data

    Here's a nice link from Federal's Law Enforcement website detailing how various tactical buckshot loads perform in gel and on target.

    http://le.atk.com/pdf/Shotshell_Data_Book.pdf
    Aim for the Thoracic Triangle Area between the armpits and the base of throat.

    1. Shot Placement: Center Mass Between the Armpits & Base of Throat
    2. Heavy for Caliber Bullet Weight / Construction
    3. Choice of Caliber


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    All of my serious shotgun ammo is low recoil Federal. Truball slugs and low recoil OO buck with Flitecontrol wads. Read the link above and notice the 30 yard buckshot target on page 6. The performance from a defensive shotgun is the best out there. I don't think a lot of people have the time, money, or facilities to actually pattern their SD buckshot or shoot their SD slugs for groups. It pays off.
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    I wonder why it says to only use it in pump action shotguns.

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    Perhaps Federal's loading may not recycle all semi-autos. Some manufactures are now using a velocity that's kind of an in-betweener load for buckshot: a little faster than low recoil, but not full power either.
    Aim for the Thoracic Triangle Area between the armpits and the base of throat.

    1. Shot Placement: Center Mass Between the Armpits & Base of Throat
    2. Heavy for Caliber Bullet Weight / Construction
    3. Choice of Caliber

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    My Benelli cycles low-recoil buckshot hunky-dory; iirc, I've run Federal loads with no issues.

    Usually, I use Winchester Ranger low recoil; I picked up a case a while back, and have been satisfied with it's performance out of all of my shotguns.
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    The Federal cycles my M1 Super 90, can't speak for other semi autos. Behind the counter at the gunshop, we keep a Mossberg 500 with the same loads in (and on) it.
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    Federal lo recoil works just fine in my mossy 930 18.5" bbl
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    They probably just say that to be on the "safe" side. Federal probably doesn't want any liability if someone uses a reduced recoil round in a less tolerant shotgun and ends up with a failure to cycle, and the user doesn't know how to/can't clear the malfunction.

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    I'll have to run some through my Browning Maxus to see if it cycles well.

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    Minor hijack.
    I'd like to see a test in gel between 12 ga. buckshot, and .410 buckshot.
    000 is available in both 12 and 410 (I think.)
    Same distance, same barrel length.

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    There was a chapter about it in Marshall and Sanow's book. Regardless of what you think of their statistics, there's good information in the books. Basicaly the pellets have thr same weight and velocity, therefor the same energy. An individual OO pellet will penetrate gel the same weather from 12 ga or .410. The only thing that changes is the number of pellets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superhouse 15 View Post
    I don't think a lot of people have the time, money, or facilities to actually pattern their SD buckshot or shoot their SD slugs for groups. It pays off.
    Than IMO they should not be shooting a shotgun for HD. It is critical information. Shotguns are not the miracle weapon. Like all weapons practice and training is mandatory for any responsible shooter. Federals Tactical 00 buck w/Flitcontrol shoots 5.5 inch patterns out to 60 feet with my mossy the max straight line shot in my house. Pic below

    Federal Tactical TruBall rifled slug consistently rings the bell at 50 yards. That is one wicked man stopper. From BrassFetcher.com
    Quote Originally Posted by BrassFetcher

    Cartridge : Federal Tactical rifled slug (Load # LE127RS)
    Firearm : Pump-action shotgun with cylinder-choked 20" smoothbore barrel
    Calibration : All Depths corrected (From 9.1cm @ 586 ft/sec)
    Single shot fired to center of block from 10' distance. Shot impacted at 1321 ft/sec, penetrated to 14.4" and was recovered at 1.010" average diameter. Interestingly, the recovered bullet resembled a donut in that the center of the expanded slug had split from the main portion of the projectile. This fragment was recovered butted up against the alongside the front face of the expanded slug.

    The 16x6x6 inch block, upon being struck with the projectile, flipped 1.5 feet into the air and off of the test stand. Permanent cavity was 6 in diameter, until 10.5 depth.
    Six inch diameter wound cavity could give a whole new meaning to heartless bad guy
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