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Buckshot load data.

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Darkside, Mar 24, 2005.

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  1. Darkside

    Darkside Member

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    Does anyone have any load data, and tips, that they would share using buckshot?

    I was given a MEC 600 and would like to set it up for loading buckshot loads. I have loaded thousands of shotshells for sporting clays, but this is my first dabble in using shot larger than 7 1/2.

    I want a load mainly for coyotes and was thinking of using #4 buck in my Benelli M1S90, if that matters.

    Thanks

    Darkside
     
  2. 45crittergitter

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    I suggest you get a copy of the "Statistics and Pellet Ballistics" pamphlet from Ballistic Products, Inc. About $9.
     
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    I would suggest loading #2's or BB's for coyote, but if you do load #4 buck you will have to lay them in by hand as they won't feed through a shot bottle. You will also need some bufferring like grex to keep the shot or buck from deforming to bad.

    I have some data on #4 buck somewhere that I loaded, but I don't know where it is buried. :rolleyes:

    Check here for some data. http://www.hodgdon.com/data/shotshel/index.php

    http://recipes.alliantpowder.com/rg.taf?_function=buckshot&step=1

    http://recipes.alliantpowder.com/rg.taf?_function=shotgun&gauge=12&step=1

    I would still recommend 2's or BB's for coyote sized critters out to 60 yards+.
     
  4. sm

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    kudu,
    Gives good advice.

    I have no idea where my old loading data went. Of course now the Win powders don't exist and many new powders and recipes are avail.

    Back then...when I didn't use or out of Grex, I used Flour, Malto-Meal, or Grits for buffering.
     
  5. Darkside

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    Thanks, For the links and tips. That will give me a place to start.

    Back in my highschool/collage days we did a lot of coyote hunting. I always liked a shotgun, loaded with #4B, laying accross my lap for the ones that come in TOO fast to get the scope on them.

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  6. Intel6

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    I cast and load my own buckshot & slugs. With buck I weigh the pellets I am going to load, pick an appropriate powder charge and then find the wad that will let the load crimp properly.
     
  7. Sam

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    Most of the book loads I have found for buck haven't paterned for crap.
    I got the funny idea that it was trying for the extra 200 fps that was doing it and started subbing buck for 7 1/2s in my favorite trap load. The shot charge was significantly lighter than the 7 1/2 even after adding grex. They patterned beautifully and still had enough whaa to penetrate 3/4" plywood past 100 yards. You might try it.
    I load mine in AA hulls with the white AA wad and 17 gr Red Dot. For me it has not been primer sensitive and makes 1190 FPS.


    Sam
     
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