Buckshot Recommendation For Hogs


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45shooter
February 5, 2009, 04:07 PM
I have an opportunity to go hog hunting in about two months but the place mandates the use of buckshots... no slugs.

I need some recommendations as to what load I should buy/use for the hunt.
I have a lot of Federal "Tactical" 9 pellet 00 Buckshot loads but I'm not sure if they are usable for hunting hogs. I will be hunting for meat hogs so they will be about 125 lb. or less.

I will be using a Remington 870 with 20" cylinder barrel and rifle sight (my slug barrel).

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Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
February 5, 2009, 04:16 PM
Dixie Tri-Balls:

http://www.dixieslugs.com/products.html


Failing that, I'd get some 000 Buck 3" shells.

R.W.Dale
February 5, 2009, 04:28 PM
http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/images/Centurianmultidefence.jpg

After using 00 000 and no4 on deer I'm not a fan of buckshot for any type of game but if required I would use this.

mod700
February 5, 2009, 04:36 PM
I second Krochus's post i was gonna post that same round but i forgot the name of it...haha

Owen
February 5, 2009, 04:46 PM
oooh, I didn't know anyone was actualy making Buck & Ball.

R.W.Dale
February 5, 2009, 05:17 PM
oooh, I didn't know anyone was actualy making Buck & Ball.

I know cool huh! What's weird though is they won't call it that and it's not marketed to hunters. I guess that's not a tacticool enough market.:rolleyes:

Sportsmansguide sells the stuff, that's where I learned about it.

MCgunner
February 5, 2009, 05:18 PM
I wasn't sure that stuff was legally buckshot. I'm hunting a WMA here that just opened for hogs for two months, same deal, buckshot only. So, I ordered 3.5"00 magnums for my 10 gauge. 18 pellets to the round, like firing both barrels at once on my 12 with 2 3/4". I reckon that's the best I can do with traditional buckshot. At least the gun patterns nice and tight. Fortunately, most hogs are ambushed at quite short range, but I'll have to pass on anything past 50 yards for sure, pretty much bow range. Actually, I was looking at this stuff from Dixie Slugs called "triball", but it's pushing the buckshot definition a bit. It fires three 60 caliber ball from one round of 3" 12 gauge. Figure it's like firing 3 smooth bore 58 caliber muskets at once.

http://www.dixieslugs.com/products.html

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