This is a discussion on 00 Buckshot Range Report - Mil. Surplus, Rio, Zombie Max, Herters Slug within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I love my shotgun. I have only one but my Mossberg 500 is probably my favorite gun. I've only been shooting since November 2013 so ...
I love my shotgun. I have only one but my Mossberg 500 is probably my favorite gun. I've only been shooting since November 2013 so bear with my inexperience.
I tested all the types of rounds I had (including price I paid and where):
Military Surplus 00 Buckshot (green shells) - Cabelas 2.8 for 5 rounds
Herter's Slugs - Cabelas $6/10 slugs (woohoo great price on sale)
The first 2 shots up top where from 5 yards and the last 3 aiming at center of mass were at 25 yards. Yes I'm a bad shot
PMC One-Shot High Velocity 00 Buckshot (red shells) - Cabelas $3 for 5 rounds
Rio 00 Buckshot (not the low-brass one) - Cabelas $2.7 for 5 rounds
Hornady Zombie Max 00 Buckshot - Cabelas $12 for 10 rounds plus one that I found on the range floor and picked up
Next post shows 75ft with Zombie max as well as the 28" Mossberg 500 these were all shot out of.
I love Federal LE Tactical, but I haven't tried some of the ones you mentioned.
That is one that I haven't fired before. I've fired the Remmington slugs from Wallyworld and wasn't too impressed. I'll try and pattern some flare shots (if I can find some) next
Any other recommendations for commonly found shotgun ammo? (and list intended/desired use)