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Old 10-26-2008, 01:24 AM   #1
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Default Do you hunt with buckshot?

How many folks on this forum hunt with buckshot? What is your favorite load, gun, and choke combination? Post some patterns!



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Old 10-26-2008, 02:23 AM   #2
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small game yep, deer, illegal in my state.

good home defense though



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small game yep, deer, illegal in my state.

good home defense though
What do you mean by small game? I'm guessing you mean coyotes and stuff like that. I imagine that buckshot would make a mess out of a rabbit.
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I was going to try it but after shooting it for pattern I decided to go with a rifled slug and teh buckshot was too unpredictbale for my liking out of my shotgun. For Yotes I would reccomend using the Dead Coyote T shot.

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Depends on where you are. Here in VA, some counties are rifle, some slug, and some BUCKSHOT ONLY. Typically places that are flat, higher population density, concerns about how far projectile can carry.

In those counties, 12 guage, either 00 or 0 buckshot, modified choke. Understand the range limits such a load has- about (IMHO) 40 yds,

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I use it with a full choke tiypically on deer out of my 12 and 16 gauges. I prefer 00 but I can only find #1 for my 16 and I haven't been able to find a reciepe to reload for it. I also keep it in one of the two pumps I have for home defense, either that or a hot turkey load with 4 or 5 shot.

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Default How about Dixie Tri-Ball Buckshot?

Any shotgunners here use Tri-Ball II 12gauge 3" buckshot ammo?

Tri-Ball II: Three .60 caliber hard-cast pellets at 1100 FPS.

Comparison: 00 Buckshot .33 caliber, 54 grains nominal weight.
Tri-Ball Buckshot .60 caliber, 315 grains.

Simple comparison: 00B per pellet 1/8th ounce.
Tri-Ball per pellet 3/4th ounce.

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Default Mix and match.

I understand a lot of Tri-Ball Buckshot users mix and match with conventional small pellet (00B & 000B) acording to the terrain and conditions.

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Default Unpredictable buckshot?

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I was going to try it but after shooting it for pattern ... buckshot was too unpredictbale for my liking out of my shotgun.
What buckshot/choke combinations did you find so unpredictable?
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Default "T" shot is buckshot!

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I was going to try it but after shooting it for pattern I decided to go with a rifled slug and teh buckshot was too unpredictbale for my liking out of my shotgun. For Yotes I would reccomend using the Dead Coyote T shot.
"Super Buck Lead Buckshot #T 8lb .200"

45 pellets in a 1 1/4th ounce load

Super Buck Lead Buckshot #T 8lb .200"-Ballistic Products

I have seen articles that mentioned T size lead buckshot as a favorite for hunting very small deer in the jungles of Central America.


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