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Old 04-18-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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I'm going to buy a Remington 870 12ga and I'd like to order some shotgun ammo at the same time. I'm looking for 00 buckshot for home defense, the shotgun I'm buying can take both 2 3/4 and 3" slugs and I'm a bit clueless when it comes to shotgun ammunition. I'd like to buy American made and since I'll be taking the shotgun to the range, I need something that's a bit cost efficient. I've been looking at Federal, Remington and Winchester and all look good on paper so I gotta ask the experts

Throw me what you got!

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Stick with the 2 3/4" shells with 9 pellets. Too much recoil with the heavier loads. Some LEO's are using reduced recoil 8 pellet loads which are a lot easier to shoot. I usually just buy what is available at Wally World.

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Is buy the 2 3/4" 9 pellets...I would buy either winchester or federal I have never had any luck with remington shells

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Is buy the 2 3/4" 9 pellets...I would buy either winchester or federal I have never had any luck with remington shells
Really? That's surprising to me, i've gone through quite a lot of remington 2 3/4 00 buckshot without any problems.
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Pick all 3 and see what your gun likes best. I have a Mossberg 835 that hates Federal buckshot but loves Federal Turkey Loads but i also have an 870 that is ok with Winchesters but great with Remington and Federal.

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Thanks all, I was going to get 15 pellets buckshots so I'm glad I asked

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Really? That's surprising to me, i've gone through quite a lot of remington 2 3/4 00 buckshot without any problems.
Yea I've tried remington buckshot slugs turkey loads and even rifle bullets and I've never had any that shot worth a crap lol Idk what it is
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Try out Federal, Winchester and Remington. Go with whatever patterns best.

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I like my Remington Golden Sabers in my 1911 so I don't think Remington sucks for ammunition, but maybe they have bad series indeed.
What about Nobel Sport, any good? I'm seeing good prices on their 12 pellets buckshots.

Also how many shots does it take to consider the shotgun broken in (enough)?

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I like my Remington Golden Sabers in my 1911 so I don't think Remington sucks for ammunition, but maybe they have bad series indeed.
What about Nobel Sport, any good? I'm seeing good prices on their 12 pellets buckshots.

Also how many shots does it take to consider the shotgun broken in (enough)?
I've never heard of noble...and there's no set number of shots to consider the gun broke in...I always like to shoot at least a box of heavy loads through my new gun gun when I get it though
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