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GoGlockOrGoHome 04-04-2013 06:00 AM

I'm looking for high quality shotgun ammo. Using this for home defense. Looking for buckshot. Any size.
I not looking for recommendations on what size ammo to use, but I AM looking for an exact brand name and type of ammo to use...I want something accurate and clean

I'll use any BUCK shot. ANY size. 2 3/4" or 3"
There's SOOOO many different choices for ammo out there at sooooo many different prices.
I know some of that higher priced ammo has to be worth it somehow..

For example, I saw two of the EXACT same type of ammo (2 3/4" #4 buckshot) and one was twice the price of the other one...
Why is that?
What does the better/more expensive one have to offer? Why is it better? What should I look for?
Thanks
;)

tCan 04-04-2013 06:03 AM

Anything high brass is considered high quality. Are you looking for an exotic load or just high quality?

jp_over 04-04-2013 06:38 AM

A few to check out (the last is slugs only I believe):

http://www.hornadyle.com/products/shotgun/

http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/shotshell.aspx?id=909

http://www.brennekeusa.com/cms/l_products.html

unclebear 04-04-2013 06:45 AM

I use winchester super X, 2 3/4, unplated shot, 00Buck (9 pellets). I bought some centurion something or other and it's 6 buck behind a big ol round ball and it throws some serious hurt on what ever it hits. I don't know what it's exactly called I lost the box a while back but I still have a few of the shells.

lbwar15 04-04-2013 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by GoGlockOrGoHome
I'm looking for high quality shotgun ammo. Using this for home defense. Looking for buckshot. Any size.
I not looking for recommendations on what size ammo to use, but I AM looking for an exact brand name and type of ammo to use...I want something accurate and clean

I'll use any BUCK shot. ANY size. 2 3/4" or 3"
There's SOOOO many different choices for ammo out there at sooooo many different prices.
I know some of that higher priced ammo has to be worth it somehow..

For example, I saw two of the EXACT same type of ammo (2 3/4" #4 buckshot) and one was twice the price of the other one...
Why is that?
What does the better/more expensive one have to offer? Why is it better? What should I look for?
Thanks
;)

Have you considered the pdx1? It is a 1oz riffled fragmenting slug with 3 coper plated OO buck.

GoGlockOrGoHome 04-04-2013 01:51 PM

This is exactly what I'm looking for guys, thank you very much.

Keep the recommendations coming.

FrontierTCB 04-04-2013 02:13 PM

I use Federal Tactical buck and slug in my all of my HD shotguns. Not sure it is the best available but I've used it for years and its always been reliable.
The "tactical" part is it is supposed to be lower recoil but to me it's not an extreme difference unless you are accustomed to shooting 3" magnums. OUCH!

scarletma 04-06-2013 05:53 PM

Wow
 
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Originally Posted by lbwar15 (Post 1202541)
Have you considered the pdx1? It is a 1oz riffled fragmenting slug with 3 coper plated OO buck.

Now I have to have some, Guess I will do an internet search!
Not going to eat that goose! It would be ground goose.

HockaLouis 04-07-2013 02:13 AM

I think high quality shotgun shells can be fired in a shotgun under water but check the ammo label and gun's instructions to see if they approve that.

SSGN_Doc 04-07-2013 05:10 PM

Federal with the "flite control" wad. It parterns really tight. Hornady has Critical Defense that uses the same wad. And I have had better luck finding them than I have had finding the Federal.

Federal offers theirs in 00 and number 1 buck. Hornady has 00 buck only from what I've been able to find.


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