They didnthave any 12 gauge slugs in stock. They have been known on occasion ot have the new Winchester PDX1 Supreme Elite with the slug and 00 buck combo. Ill probably just fund a good slug when they get them back in and buy those.
Did you shoot the 00 buck yet? How'd that feel?
I prefer #8 shot.
Will blow a 5" hole in an oak door at 12 feet... or a attacker.
At 100 feet, will send him to HOURS of "picking" in the ER.
Either way, I get my satisfaction.
And I get it without worrying about the neighbor or her cats from over penetration.
For my Stoger Coach Gun?...just 00 buck :yup:
I use Win. Ranger low-recoil 00 buck; for slugs, though...cheaper is gooder. Slugs are usually super cheap after deer season around here, and I'll pick up Federal Sluggers, Remington, Winchester, Wolf (aka Brenneke)...usually for $2-3 per box.
I have two 12ga's. My "bedroom shotgun" is a Mossberg 500 and is loaded with #4 buck. My gun safe shotgun is a Benelli Super 90 loaded with plain old Remington 00 buck. The reasoning behind my set up is that the Mossberg is going to be the gun I go for in the middle of the night where the penetration factor of shooting in doors is a big concern. Since it would more than likely be a close encounter I don't think the #4 vs. 00 would be a problem.
OK, I obviously stand corrected. It must have really flopped on the market, as I never saw it advertised or available anywhere. If they had done the load with BB shot instead, perhaps it would have succeeded.
The ammo has not been manufactured recently, and is discontinued and no longer available. So it is sort of irrelevant to bring up when it comes to recommending defensive ammo to JWhite75.
Federal has since changed their Personal Defense product packaging to a totally new look:
My 500 is fully loaded with #1 Buck with 6 rounds of 00 Buck on the side. Both pattern very nicely at the 20-ft distance.
Well It is just me and my wife and I in a small house. My ingress and egress points are on the opposite end from our bed room. If I am armed with my 870 and 5-7 rounds of 00 buck I will be shooting an opposite direction from her, and if they get by me with that and my sidearm, shooting throught walls facing away from her are the least of my worries. My hallway is a great choke point for intruders. If it cant be defended by me with a 12 ga and a .40 then I need to surrender. I will probably go with 00 buck in the gun and a few slugs on the side saddle or butt stock. Found some decent looking cheap bandoleers to sling over the bed post, so I may put a hodge podge of different stuuf on them incase we get overrun with zombies.
Mossy 500-load 12 pellet 00 magnum. No kids, no neighbors. Works for me.
My 870 is kept loaded with 2-3/4" magnum 12-gauge 1-1/4 oz. BB-shot. Approx. 65 lead balls of .177 caliber (4.5 mm) at around 1100 FPS.
From one end of the house to the other end, I doubt that any recipient will know the difference between BB-shot, buckshot, or slugs. But I know that these loads are unlikely to penetrate multiple walls, travel great distances, and cause injury far away.
Buckshot and slugs are fine, out in the woods and open country. Residential areas require additional precautions.