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Ammo for HD

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Falcontech, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Falcontech

    Falcontech Active Member

    What do you folks like to use in your HD guns and why?
  2. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam


    It works....
  3. USMC Tanker

    USMC Tanker Well-Known Member

    2 3/4 inch 00 buck and slug.
  4. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    Magazine's loaded one round short with Hornady TAP FPD (8 pellet 00, 1600 FPS) and the Sidesaddle loaded with Kent/Brenneke KO 1 ounce slugs.

    They work...

  5. ribbonstone

    ribbonstone Well-Known Member

    Odd man out. Best patterns (so far) have been with remington #1 (16 pellet 2 3/4 load) or "O" (12 pellet load).

    That's not the way I expected it to go, but the pattern paper evidently didn't have my expectations....thinking about it, decided I can live with those two loads.
  6. nitesite

    nitesite Well-Known Member

    Mossberg 590 8+1 with ghost ring sights, no speed-feed, just out-of-the-box bone stock. No sling, no bandolier, no tac light

    Empty chamber, hammer dropped, safety off.

    Two #1 buck then five Brenneke M.P. slugs.

    (Nearest house is hundreds of yards away)

    Browning Gold has three 3" #4 turkey loads for animal issues. This set-up has been used a few times, the 590 (thankfully) hasn't yet.
  7. Brass Fetcher

    Brass Fetcher Well-Known Member

    #1 buckshot, unplated, 3" magnum.

    #1 buck provides the largest hole diameter of all of the shot balls, while still being able to meet FBI penetration standards (12" penetration depth in ballistic gelatin). The 3" magnum part, well, : "hurt me plenty".
  8. sm

    sm member


    Just regular vanilla 2 3/4" slugs.
  9. The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    00 Buck

    yea so what, im a traditionalist...
  10. DirtyBrad

    DirtyBrad Well-Known Member

    Flame me.

    #4 buck. I live in an apartment and am worried about overpenetration.
  11. LAR-15

    LAR-15 Well-Known Member


    20 gauge 3" magnum
  12. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    Remington Reduced Recoil slugs.

    Performance is almost exactly what I want (I've put two deer down with it, and paid attention to the terminal effects), I can shoot it rapidly, and I got it for a pretty decent price. And it's plenty accurate.
  13. Jack2427

    Jack2427 Well-Known Member

    For close ranges(read HD), I like #4 buck or #1 buck. I NEVER mix ammo in the magazine. Reason? After any civilian (or most LE shootings) there WILL be litigation. I want to be able to state what ammo I used and why, and not have some sleazebag lawyer(yeah I'm one of them too) ask me why I used more lethal ammo than was necessary, and why I had the forethought to "change up" to more lethal ammo in the last part of the magazine many months prior to the incident.
    Now don't anyone get on my case about this, but virtually all LE agencies(and the military) who have a SG ammo policy do not allow mixing ammo in the magazine. I know there might be some merit in having the first couple of rounds be say, #1 buck, followed by 00 buck, followed by a couple of slugs. But the scenario may not play out as you expect, i.e., opening range. I used to think that way in the early part of my LE career. Then a couple of incidents that went way south from what I expected caused me to rethink the idea. BTW, on the subject of ammo mixing, please, never, ever, use less lethal ammo mixed in with the lethal stuff. As a matter of fact, civilians should never use less lethal ammo at all. Same reason, litigation.
    Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread, EOR(end of rant).
  14. Rupestris

    Rupestris Well-Known Member

    Much like Lee, Hornady TAP FPD (reduced recoil) 00 Buck and Rottweil Blitz 1oz slugs. Both are 2 3/4".
  15. The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    I have some 1 oz. rifled slugs just in case
  16. Glockfan.45

    Glockfan.45 member

    #4 buck............I was shown the difference by a man in the know a long time ago.
  17. Zeke Menuar

    Zeke Menuar Well-Known Member

    Federal 2 3/4" Magnum 00. Made the best patterns in my 18.5" HD shotgun

  18. 12GA00buck

    12GA00buck Well-Known Member

    federal 2 3/4 inch 000 buck, because I think the 000 penitrates a little better than the rest. I also keep some 2 3/4 inch winchester hollow point slugs on the buttplate magizine incase the buckshots not good enough. I've been considering getting some of those copper jacketed sabot slugs incase the perps wearing body armor.
  19. camacho

    camacho Well-Known Member

  20. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    Remington/UMC 00 Buck.

    Patterns tightly, feeds nicely, doesn't get deformed from loading/unloading/cycling. I laid in a goodly stash from a former Army Ammunition plant, where the guards used it on perimiter patrols.


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