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    shotgun buckshot 65 caliber pellets

    Ammunition To Go : 50rds - 12 Gauge Centurion LE 2 3/4 Multi-Defense Buck [ac12md10] - $59.95

    Anyone ever used that ammo or tested it. Stuff looks serious for some defense ammo.

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    Would this not be better?

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    I have some and have shot maybe 10 rounds at the range. I did not use any targets when shooting it. I just wanted to run a few through the shotty and compare recoil to other loads I have. It didn't feel any different to me than other 00 buck loads. Do a Google search. I have found somewhere out there a review of this load with photos of how it went through a target. I don't remember the distance, but from what I do remember, the smaller shot made a nice circle around the larger hole made by the large pellet.

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    I just use good 'ole 00Buck in my coach gun.
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    WOW!

    That stuff looks bad ass!That would hurt!

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    Eh, kinda interesting. I think I'll stick with OO or OOO buck.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homepcmd View Post
    Would this not be better?

    Dixie Slugs Simply The Most Powerful
    No. Slugs give up the primary advantage of a shotgun - the simultaneous delivery of multiple projectiles. Slugs also increase the risk of overpenetration.

    From the research I've seen, #1 buckshot (.30 cal balls) is the best mix of pellet size and penetration vs number of pellets. It actually causes more wounding than the more common 00 buckshot, due to the greater quantity of pellets.

    Slugs are good for hunting and bear defense. For self defense against two-legged critters, #1 buckshot would be my choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    No. Slugs give up the primary advantage of a shotgun - the simultaneous delivery of multiple projectiles. Slugs also increase the risk of overpenetration.

    From the research I've seen, #1 buckshot (.30 cal balls) is the best mix of pellet size and penetration vs number of pellets. It actually causes more wounding than the more common 00 buckshot, due to the greater quantity of pellets.

    Slugs are good for hunting and bear defense. For self defense against two-legged critters, #1 buckshot would be my choice.
    Click on it and you will see it's NOT the their slugs I am talking about... it's their buckshot load... the company name is Dixie Slug.
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    Your link just brings you to their home page...silly me...their name is Dixie Slug and I thought you were talking about their slugs.

    Anyway - if you are talking about their "tri-ball" load, my impression would still be no. I'd rather have 12-16 .30-cal balls (#1 buckshot) than only 3 larger .60-cal balls. The larger projectiles are only advantageous if you are hunting larger game, or game with really tough hide (larger size=more mass=more momentum=more penetration). Not the best choice for a defensive load against hostile humans, I'm afraid...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbraves8 View Post
    Ammunition To Go : 50rds - 12 Gauge Centurion LE 2 3/4 Multi-Defense Buck [ac12md10] - $59.95

    Anyone ever used that ammo or tested it. Stuff looks serious for some defense ammo.
    IIRC, this "ball and buckshot" load closely replicates a load the British used for jungle fighting. The large ball was better able to penetrate foliage, while the buckshot enhanced terminal wounding if the target was not behind cover.

    That large ball might have an overpenetration issue for us civilians. Again, I would stick with regular #1 buckshot.
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    I agree; I haven't found much that a good dose of 00 buckshot couldn't handle.....
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    Buck and ball was often used during the Revolution. It's an old idea. Fired from a rifled shotgun barrel, it will spread the buckshot in a donut shape, giving a better chance of a hit at 7-10 yards, but spread too much beyond that range. However, the big ball of lead will do it's job if your aim is true.

    Personally, I'll stick with plain old 00.
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