Discussion in 'Hunting' started by JCooperfan1911, May 2, 2021.
It's like shooting a wall of lead at them.
Yeah number 4 buck is hard to find and BB is impossible unless I load them.
If you want a steady supply of number 4 buck, best bet is to load it.
BBs are (were) readily available in steel shells but those would have to be 3" or 3 1/2" shells to do any good with steel. #4 buckshot seems to be unpopular and, therefore, hard to find.
My preferred buckshot load for deer is #1 though. It gives the best compromise between pellet size and count in a 2 3/4” hull.
#4 or #4 buckshot??
When I load them I use lead BB from ballisticproducts dot com and they're not cheap.
What's "#4 Buckshot" ?
.24 caliber pellets. I believe they are popular for antipersonnel use in the LE circles.
As you can see, No. 4 Buckshot is larger than #4 birdshot.
As for #4 Buck being “unpopular and hard to find”…before the current ammopocalypse, #4 Buck was easy to get. 00 and #4 Buck were all I could find. It was #1 Buck I had a hard time finding.
Once used it on the drivers side window of a ‘69 Buick Electra of a fleeing convict that rammed a roadblock of patrol cars. The #4B didn’t penetrate the window, but it took the ER doctor 3hrs to pick all the glass from his face and hand. (He shouldn’t have pointed that .38S&W handejector at me...).
I used #1 or 00-buck after that...
Rio brand ammunition loads a #1 Buck load in 20ga. I’ve been loading.31” round ball 10-pellet load in a 20ga. VERY effective on deer to 40yds. I also have a Lee mold for #4. It’s good for 30yds but lacks penetration of the #1 (.31”rb). 20ga holds 22 pellets. 2-3/4” shell.
I’m also a fan of #1 Buck myself... I use it in 16 and 12 gauges for HD duties.
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