Whats in your HD shootie?

Whats in your HD shootie?

This is a discussion on Whats in your HD shootie? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I keep an alternating mag of 00 buck shot and slugs for those things that go bump in the night. How about you guys? Do ...

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  • Buck shot (all kinds)

    157 68.26%
  • Slugs

    4 1.74%
  • Both buck shot & slugs

    48 20.87%
  • Other shot (Specify)

    21 9.13%
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    Whats in your HD shootie?

    I keep an alternating mag of 00 buck shot and slugs for those things that go bump in the night.

    How about you guys? Do you mix it up, or so you use one kind of shot only?


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    Right now, I have alternating slugs/ 00 buckshot in the 870.

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    00 in the tube, with slugs in a side-saddle. Overpenetration is too much of a concern where I am to have slugs mixed in, but if the BG is hiding behind the fridge or something, I can quickly get one in there.
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    All 12 ga 00 buck...I want to know what I'm always loading and always shooting in my double barrel coach gun.
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    In the Mossberg, 00 low recoil.

    However, my first choice long arm will have 55gr JHP's.
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    I do it and I know others do it, but I never understood the alternating slugs and buckshot. Advantages? Disadvantages?

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    5 rounds Double 00 low recoil in the mag tube,with Brenenke KO slugs in the saddle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    I do it and I know others do it, but I never understood the alternating slugs and buckshot. Advantages? Disadvantages?
    The only alternating ammo that has ever made sense to me was tracers mixed in with ball ammo for military use. I see the disadvantages of mixing slugs and buckshot that the slug will penetrate a lot more stuff than the buckshot. Also, have you checked to see if the POI was different for the loads you use? And the recoil from slugs is generally a bit harsher, I prefer to keep it as consistent as possible, as there is one less thing to throw off my shooting in a high stress situation.

    I like keeping slugs handy, but knowing exactly when I am going to use them, by only loading them when I need them.
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    I have #1 buck in my Mossberg 500.
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    I too, keep 00 in the tube & chamber 8+1 with 6 low recoil slugs in the side saddle.
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    Remington 870 Police magnum 12ga, 14" bbl. 5rds of Winchester Super-X Magnum #1 Buckshot (full load) 2-3/4" shells are loaded, with 4rds in the stock and a dozen 5rd boxes nearby.
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    Fiocchi Low Recoil 00 buck... 11 of em in various places on and in the gun...

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    00 in the Mossy.

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    I voted other...Remington high speed steel shot, SSTHV12H, number 2 shot. Thats 125 pellets of .15 inch coming out at 1500fps. From in house distance of 3-7 yds..its gonna leave a big hole.
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    #4 buckshot reduced recoil, 2 3/4".

    That's gotta hurt.

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