Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by agent00, Apr 1, 2021.
I chose 12 gauge for my side-by-side coach gun, but recoil doesn't bother me much.
Less available, but pricewise? Seems all the defensive buckshot I know of is running about $1 a shell. The cheap stuff like Rio is maybe 20% cheaper.
I don't think price is an issue comparing it to 12ga, but for 20ga? I doubt the cost would be any different.
I was buying Rio in 12ga & 20ga* buck shot for about .35 ea for a flat of 250.
*I'm positive it's Rio in 12 & pretty darn sure it's also Rio in 20ga.
Assuming equal availability of buckshot ammo, I would go with the 20 all day long....
and when was this?
A couple yrs ago. Actually, a couple years pre china bug.
The Military buckshot in the plain brown box was 5 rounds @ about $6.
Most run if the mill buckshot or slugs were in the 75+ cent range on ammoseek.
Mini shells and reduced recoil were a buck or more.
Rio seems (seemed) to flood it out cheap a few times a yr. A few different times I could get flats or sleeves for about half the cost of others; not 20% less.
That's my experience.
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