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Hated PMC, how's Fiocchi?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by DirtyBrad, Sep 20, 2006.

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  1. DirtyBrad

    DirtyBrad Member

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    I have an 870 Express Super Magnum and have an opportunity to get a case of Fiocchi 00 reduced recoil very cheap. I've only shot on the skeet field, but am trying to get a little more serious about home defense.

    Anyone have experience with the Fiocchi in their 870?

    I'm sure it's probably good. I'm asking because I once picked up a case of PMC real cheap and it was awful. Hard to eject and every four or five shells required some real pounding to get out of the gun. I've shot a ton of Remington and some Winchester on the skeet field, all without a hitch.

    Thanks, guys.
     
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    It has functioned great in both of my 870s. The only thing is that it tends not to produce tight patterns out of Cylinder bore shotguns. However, it is good plated buckshot for the price
     
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    Thanks for responding.

    How bad is the pattern? I'm using an 18.5" cylinder barrel, but it will be pretty much exclusively for home defense.
     
  4. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Someone gave me 8 rounds of Fiocchi 00. Patterned OK, not the best but usable.

    Fiocchi birdshot loads are good.
     
  5. DirtyBrad

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    I'm not thinking I need a super tight pattern for HD, though, right?
     
  6. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    One rule of thumb is to measure the longest possible shot opp in your house, add a yard and pattern at that distance. All Buck loads that go into 15" or so at that distance will be acceptable at that distance.

    Personally, I like a tight pattern for best energy dump.

    Do some testing of your own. Buy some 5 packs and pattern them. Go with the tightest.
     
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