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Old 05-18-2011, 04:26 PM   #11
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Federal Tactical 00 Buck in my 12 gauge and 155 gn. Speer Gold Dot JHP's in the Glock 23 (with Streamlight TRL1 light attached) on the night stand (same brand and load as my employer issues).

Both are proven rounds.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:34 PM   #12
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#7 bird shot it will kill at close range and doesnt penetrate walls as bad as buck shot..
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Just my $0.02.

I use 00-buck in my shotty. Never had to use it, pray I never will. In my apartment, engagements will take place under 7 yards, so I am not worried about missing.

I would never, and I repeat NEVER, use less-lethal rounds. If I am encountering a threat I that I feel will kill or seriously eff me up, I am going to shoot to stop the threat. Not shoot to disable, scare, or piss-off the threat. When the police come and ask me why I shot him with some bean bags, and the perp sues me for injuries, what am I going to say? But if he is stopped and bleeds out before the police arrive, I can say "I felt afraid for my life, so I shot to stop the threat".
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My bandolier(conversation piece) is loaded up with Winchester & Remington 2-3/4" 00 buck, looks like Christmas colors. We used those Winchesters in the Navy & they get the job done.
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1st 2 are #4 buck, next 5 are 00. Rem or Win 2 3/4". When RVing in bear country, it is loaded with slugs. Mine is equipped with iron sights, a light and a laser.
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3'' magnum 00 buck shot.
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Hornady TAP 2 3/4" Buckshot
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The first two shells loaded are #4 birdshot on highbrass pheasant loads 2 3/4

After that is 2 3/4'' Win Ranger low recoil 00 buckshot 2 rounds.

Then the real fun begins with Centurion 2 3/4" multidefense rounds. That rounds has a 65 caliber ball surrounded by 6 #1 buckshot balls. I can hold a pattern at 40 yards that is less than 12" through cylinder bore 18.5" barrel.
The rounds I have patterned have put the big ball right at the point of aim. I really like this stuff. I have 3 rounds loaded of this.

I have a combination of 1 ounce slugs and multidefense in the side saddle. Zombies or intruders would feel the pain if it came down to it.
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Maybe this is a foolish question, but I have a Remmy 870 Express Magnum and it came with the long shot barrel and shorter smooth bored slug barrel... Can I fire buckshot or birdshot through the slug barrel without damaging the barrel or should I buy an extra barrel? I currently just have three 2 3/4" slugs on hand for putting a threat down... If that is insufficient, I have a Ruger SR9 with the two factory 17 round mags loaded with a variety of hollowpoints..
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Maybe this is a foolish question, but I have a Remmy 870 Express Magnum and it came with the long shot barrel and shorter smooth bored slug barrel... Can I fire buckshot or birdshot through the slug barrel without damaging the barrel or should I buy an extra barrel? I currently just have three 2 3/4" slugs on hand for putting a threat down... If that is insufficient, I have a Ruger SR9 with the two factory 17 round mags loaded with a variety of hollowpoints..
You can shoot buckshot through a smoothbore barrel. It would be nice to know the barrel length and choke. It chould be stamped on the barrel. Was it a combination purchase with both barrels, or did you pick up the second? I think that Mossberg is now making aftermarket barrels for the 870 line.
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