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Old 09-02-2010, 11:48 PM   #11
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Y'all have piqued my interest. This sounds like an interesting handloading project. I have found Dixie's receipe for these rounds. I am considering getting a mold for these and loading some of my own.

I will post my results.
8pt Buck taken with Dixie Tri-Ball 3" at 40 yards. This ain't your grandaddy's buckshot!

The first shot was low on this running buck, the second shot pattern ... see the picture:
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Federal Premium Vital-Shok Ammunition 12 Gauge 3" Buffered 00 Copper Plated Buckshot 12 Pellets Flitecontrol Wad Box of 5 - MidwayUSA

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Old 09-12-2010, 03:42 PM   #13
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Flite Control buckshot by Federal is among the best of the conventional small buckshot loads. However, the little .325" 52 grain pellets are lacking in the penetration department given the growing numbers of large wild hogs in many areas of the country.

12 Gauge Tri-Ball 3" Buckshot by Dixie Slugs ammo company, has three .602" hard cast 325 grain (3/4th ounce) hard cast pellets and patterns tighter than any other buckshot load.
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Ammunition To Go : 10rds - 12ga Nobel Sport LE 2 3/4" Double Ball Buckshot Ammo [ans12rb2] - $10.95



At 1200fps with two .650" balls recoil is easy to handle and it packs great on target punch.

I use it for hunting and it does duty at home.....

How about some gun/choke/load pattern details? Are the balls soft lead?
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They are not the hardest lead I have seen but they are far from being soft.

THe gun I have fired them the most from are a NORINCO M37 copy with a cylinder bore and 19" barrel.

At 7 yards the pellets are pretty much side by side and at 25 yards they are typicaly at 6" with a few hitting closer.

It is a great load for brush hunting. The low velocity and cylinder bore means I limit it to 25 yards or less.

It is even better for a HD shotgun in my opinion. Two .650" holes in an easy to manage 1200fps load is what I go with...
Are the swaged lead balls contained in a shot cup or do these lead your barrel?
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The picture appears to show one ball in a shot cup and the other open to bore contact with the Nobel double ball load.

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Last time I fired them at the range I fired a bunch of OO buck some slugs then a bunch of shotshells after I shot them. There was no leading at all. Only powder residue. The firing of the other rounds might have washed out any lead if any got in there at all....
Have you tried them in a rifled barrel - since that was the original question posed in this thread?
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One note on the VERY large "buckshot"- we useta call these punkin balls- before using these for hunting, DO check your state game regs. Here in VA, legal firearms vary from one region to another (well, the TERRAIN varies, so it does make sense) Some areas you can use anything that is not belt fed. (exaggeration, but you get the idea) In other others, no rifles, shotguns only, But in other areas, shotguns only, with buckshot (no slugs) Be careful that what you are using is not classed as a slug if slugs are verbotten. The fish cops have a tough job, but getting a BIG ticket for the wrong ammo may mess up a good hunting trip. 000 buck may be the largest shot NOT considered a slug.

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One note on the VERY large "buckshot"- we useta call these punkin balls- before using these for hunting, DO check your state game regs. Here in VA, legal firearms vary from one region to another (well, the TERRAIN varies, so it does make sense) Some areas you can use anything that is not belt fed. (exaggeration, but you get the idea) In other others, no rifles, shotguns only, But in other areas, shotguns only, with buckshot (no slugs) Be careful that what you are using is not classed as a slug if slugs are verbotten. The fish cops have a tough job, but getting a BIG ticket for the wrong ammo may mess up a good hunting trip. 000 buck may be the largest shot NOT considered a slug.
The so called "Punkin Ball" was a "slug" load with a single round ball for a slug.

Buckshot by definition is a multiple ball load. Certainly the technology of buckshot ammo has improved just as shotgun slug ammo has. Some modern sabot slug ammo has a greater maximum danger range than a .44 magnum or 45-70 rifle loaded with common hunting ammo. Yet, we do not question the use of modern slug ammo unless it is specifically prohibited. The same is true of modern buckshot ammo. Unless there is a written restriction on buckshot size in the game regulations, I would not worry about it. After all these are Factory Loaded Buckshot Rounds!
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Dixie Tri-Ball to an equal weight of 00B

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