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Old 10-10-2010, 04:12 AM   #11
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...very few posts. Share your buckshot hunting experiences!



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Old 10-10-2010, 02:29 PM   #12
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Buckshot would make sense on our property, due to proximity of neighbor's houses, but the State of Oklahoma, in its infinite <lack of> wisdom, does not allow buckshot to be used for deer.



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Old 10-10-2010, 02:32 PM   #13
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Last deer I shot with buckshot was a good size doe from about 40 yards. I was using an old Stevens 16ga with #1 buck.

You guys do realize this thread is pretty old right?

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Default Yet Relevant: Buckshot users vilified on forums

Most buckshot users are vilified on forums by others who have no hunting experience with todays high performance buckshot loads.

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I haven't done it because I have never owned a good shotgun until recently,I now have a cylinder 18.5" 870 that I might try to take a deer with using buckshot,I use a .444 from my blind,but if I can get close enough-like 10 yards from a deer while walking,I might use the shotgun.

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[QUOTE=ninjatoth;366098]I haven't done it because I have never owned a good shotgun until recently,I now have a cylinder 18.5" 870 that I might try to take a deer with using buckshot,I use a .444 from my blind,but if I can get close enough-like 10 yards from a deer while walking,I might use the shotgun.[/QUOTE

With state of the art buckshot ammo and matched chokes, 40 to 50 yard killing patterns are the norm.

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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.
Ballistic Products for 16 bore buckshot load data.

http://www.ballisticproducts.com/load11-05-10.htm

I understand Dave Fackler is working on a new buckshot manual and I suspect the folks over at BP would like to know of any interest in buffered 16 gauge buckshot load data.

Ballistic products Super Buck line of buckshot pellets have a high enough atimony content to respond well to heat treating (425 degrees for 1 hour and quench in cold water). The Super Buck line is the hardest swaged buckshot manufactured that I am aware of and can be treated to increase this even more for the best possible patterns.
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What buckshot/choke combinations did you find so unpredictable?
...only with older type soft lead pellet non-buffered loads like Wolf Brand.

The best of today's small buckshot (like 00B) use hard pellets, buffer and in the case of Federal Flite Control, special wads that keep patterns tighter than any thought possible a few years ago - even out of cylinder bore barrels.


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