Shotguns: Your Preferred buck and slug!

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    Shotguns: Your Preferred buck and slug!

    We all know that every one has a preferred caliber but what about Buckshot and slugs?

    It is said that #1 buck is the best for HD/SD followed by 00.

    What do you prefer? Manufacturer?

    For years I've loaded only Federal Flight control 00 buck into my SG, I believe the product number is LE13200. Slugs are also by Federal.

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    I use 00 buck or #4 depending on Rural or Urban location.
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    I agree with your choices. I would add #0 buck as a good option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    I agree with your choices. I would add #0 buck as a good option.
    #0???

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    Slugs? I like everything about the PDX1 on paper. Never tried them, so no real opinion.
    SD buckshot? I've never seen a hardcore recommendation by experts other than #4 shot.
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    I ordered some Sellier&Bellot #1 buck from Sgammo along with some Dupleks 2.75" 1oz Monolit28 slugs. Can't wait to try them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckQue View Post
    Slugs? I like everything about the PDX1 on paper. Never tried them, so no real opinion.
    SD buckshot? I've never seen a hardcore recommendation by experts other than #4 shot.
    SD or hunting doesn't matter.

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    000 buck, when my use of the shotgun is in a campsite where "fur" and human encounters may take place.

    As I am out in the county with no neighbor concerns, 00 buck for home defense. I want something that will shoot through concealment.

    Cover vs Concealment......know the difference!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExaltedOne View Post
    #0???

    Size/Nominal diameter/Pellets/oz

    000 ("triple-aught") .36" (9.1 mm) 6
    00 ("double-aught") .33" (8.4 mm) 8
    0 ("aught") .32" (8.1 mm) 9
    1 .30" (7.6 mm) 10
    2 .27" (6.9 mm) 15
    3 .25" (6.4 mm) 18
    4 .24" (6 mm) 21
    T .20" (5.08;mm) 31.3
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    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot3.htm

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot14.htm

    Shotgun Penetration With Various Rounds | The Truth About Guns

    Ballistic gelatin test : 12 gauge #1 Buckshot FBI test #5 (Exterior door) - THR

    Buckshot vs. Birdshot | Shooting Illustrated

    Draw your own conclusions considering the following:

    11-12" are the MINIMUM penetration requirements on a human, average distance in the home will be less than 20 feet, surrounding neighborhood.
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    12G SLUG for HD. What's not to like about a 3/4 INCH HOLE going in?
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    Federal #1 buckshot, 15 pellet, 1100 fps "Flight Control" load (LE132-1B)

    Federal Truball Deep Penetrator (PB127 DPRS)
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    My coach gun is only fed 00 buck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    12G SLUG for HD. What's not to like about a 3/4 INCH HOLE going in?

    From a 3 1/2" magnum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RETSUPT99 View Post
    My coach gun is only fed 00 buck.
    3" mag 00 buck at that!

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