Is Royal Buck Shot Bad?

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    Is Royal Buck Shot Bad?

    I was at the store and it was on sale for $2.49 per pack of five 00buck. I figured it probably wasn't the best but since it was so cheap, I wasn't losing anything.

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    I've use a carton of 250 (00 buck) in my mossberg 930spx...never had an issue. But was initially wary because of the very agreeable pricing and lack of broader information about them. I believe they are spanish. Seem to work just fine so have found no reason to revert back to my other standard (Federal), admittedly dont shoot my shotgun an aweful lot but do put about 80-shells thru it at a sitting.

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    it has that clear plastic and it seems like it has no wad surrounding the shot...is that normal for buck shot?

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    Rio Royal 00 Buck is probably one of the very best buys for home defense shotgun loads. It actually gets the advertised velocity, groups well, and goes bang every time. If I were to be critical, it kicks like a mule (high velocity), and it is longer than other 2 3/4 inch shells. With that being said, it is actually 2 3/4 inches long, and most of the other brands are not.
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    Don't know about Royal Buck, but Crown Royal Black is delicious. (sorry guys..the devil made me do it).
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    Shot some this weekend. Shot great, kicked hard, grouped well. What a great price.

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    What do you consider a "good" pattern? Buckshot with polymer buffer, hard or plated shot, and thick wads have the best chance of patterning tight. The plastic keeps the individual pellets from bumping together, the plating makes them harder, and the wad keeps them from rubbing the inside of the bore. All these factors keep the shot nice and round and flying straight and predictably. A too tight choke can squeeze pellets together, flattening them and actually increasing patterns. In rounds like the Federal "Flite Control" or Winchester's new wad (the name of which I forget), the wad also releases slowly and keeps pellets together longer. I have fired a lot of Federal FC and with an open choked defense gun I could put every pellet into a coffee cup at 60 feet. It would keep all pellets on a shilouette target out to 40 yards if I did my part, from a Mossberg 500 or my Benelli, or the Turkish cheap pump we kept loaded behind the gunshop counter. (I have yet to fire the Winchester stuff).

    I have a lot of cheap buckshot in ammo cans in my storage area, but premium in the guns loaded in the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superhouse 15 View Post
    What do you consider a "good" pattern? Buckshot with polymer buffer, hard or plated shot, and thick wads have the best chance of patterning tight. The plastic keeps the individual pellets from bumping together, the plating makes them harder, and the wad keeps them from rubbing the inside of the bore. All these factors keep the shot nice and round and flying straight and predictably. A too tight choke can squeeze pellets together, flattening them and actually increasing patterns. In rounds like the Federal "Flite Control" or Winchester's new wad (the name of which I forget), the wad also releases slowly and keeps pellets together longer. I have fired a lot of Federal FC and with an open choked defense gun I could put every pellet into a coffee cup at 60 feet. It would keep all pellets on a shilouette target out to 40 yards if I did my part, from a Mossberg 500 or my Benelli, or the Turkish cheap pump we kept loaded behind the gunshop counter. (I have yet to fire the Winchester stuff).

    I have a lot of cheap buckshot in ammo cans in my storage area, but premium in the guns loaded in the house.
    Good Point. The pattern that I get at "In The House" ranges is about the size of a coffee cup. If you want to shoot this load at 40 yards, I am sure it will not be as tight as other buffered loads with hardened shot. With that being said, for home defense the performance of this load is nearly ideal IMO.

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    Is Royal Buck Shot Bad?

    Only if you are on the receiving end!!
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    It is ALL I use, and have never had a failure

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    I bought 250 rounds. It goes bang every time. I also agree that it kicks hard.

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