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Old 11-30-2011, 01:16 AM   #21
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Depends on the gun, but for cheap, good ammunition, I would stock up on each of the following.

100 rd. Value Box of Federal 7 1/2 shot
Remington sluggers. I have the High Velocity 7/8 oz. It depends what you want. I personally want range for hunting. Winchester Foster 1 oz. Slugs would also be fine.
Whatever is the cheapest buckshot you can find. I like Remington, Winchester and federal but a lot of the time those won't be the cheapest, but they are very reasonably priced.
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:47 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by silverado113

Yeah I hear you but IMO the dead don't need any ammo and if I have to there's a ASP that isn't that far from where I live
If shtf that asp is gunna be empty!!! They don't have as much as you think the place to go to are the manufacturers who make that ammo... They have BILLIONS of rounds.. Just food for thought..
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You can never have too much of any kind of ammunition and especialy the common gauges and calibers. Since if the SHTF it will be as good as Gold. And even better! You can not break off a piece of a gold coin for a loaf of bread, milk and other food, clothes or what ever!
12 Ga. would be one of the most desired! For example 6 shot for hunting for food. OO Buck and Slugs for self defense and hunting larger game!
So Stock Up! A friend of mine buys a box of shotgun shells and a box of 22s every week when he takes his wife grocery shopping at Wal-Mart.

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Old 11-30-2011, 03:53 AM   #24
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What's a good price for Low Recoil 00 buck? Cheaper than Dirt has Fiocchi for $5.39 per 10. Is that good? I don't have a shotgun yet, but I know I'm getting one soon. I figured I would start researching this now.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:59 PM   #25
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OK, what exactly is an ASP? Some kind of store but am unfamiliar with the term Thx
Shotgun ammo is bulky and heavy compared to .223 or even .308, its main use is deterence and hunting. Having some slugs that work well in your pump gun is wise, OO buck in some quantity too. #6 and maybe some #2 shot works best for hunting small game altho a .22 rifle would be more efficient if you can hit possibly moving game with a rifle bullet. IMO, 12 ga is the way to go, if only for the quantity and ease of availability. It is more powerful than a 20, but kicks more too. For a smaller or older person the 20 ga might be best.
A good pump like the Remmie 870 which takes several barrels- small game, riot and slug gun- is what i have settled upon as all-purpose, tho I have several shotties available. Stock up on hunting ammo- even #6 at closer ranges will devastate most flesh.. It is possible with practice to get pretty good with even the old-fashion slugs within 50 yards. Many a deer has fallen to the old, simple slug. There's no way the shottie, even with proper choke and sights, is gonna be a 100 yard weapon. The 12 ga. would be a good companion esp. if your rifle is 223/5.56.

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I guess by now I have close to 1000 rds of 12 ga. About a third of it is 00 buck (just bought some more) and the rest heavy and basic game loads. I do have maybe 50 rds of slugs. Most are sabot, but some are the solid lead.

My ex-bils and I tried the slugs on an old Dodge pickup we used for fun and they did a lot of damage to the radiator and front of the engine. Old slant six. One round we fired thru radiator made it thru the firewall too, right about where ones legs would be when driving. They make BIG holes in the radiator.

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