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Ammo for HD

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

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  1. Falcontech

    Falcontech Member

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

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    It works....
     
  3. USMC Tanker

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

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    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...

    lpl/nc
     
  5. ribbonstone

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    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

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    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

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    #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

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    Slugs

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

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    00 Buck

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

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    Flame me.

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

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    Buckshot.

    20 gauge 3" magnum
     
  12. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    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

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    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

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

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

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

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

    ZM
     
  18. 12GA00buck

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    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.
     
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    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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    Federal 2 3/4" Reduced Recoil 00 buck
     
  22. usmccpl

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    In my 500 I use #4 buck,in my 590 I use 00 buck, in my NEF 20 I use #4 birdshot, in my 410 I use 3 pellet 000,in my wifes 410 I use 5 pellet 000.




    one shot one kill
     
  23. Chupacabra

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    Hornady TAP 00buck.

    It patterns very tightly at down the hall distances.
     
  24. The-Fly

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    winchester ranger reduced recoil 00 buck. Its availible locally for cheap (which means i can practice with it), patterns fine, and works great for blowing up junk too :evil:
     
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    Hornady TAP

    60gr's in the AR. Rem 185+p's in the USP45.
     
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