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Posted in thread: Mossberg 590 or 590a1, that's the ? on 02-12-2014 at 03:49 PM
The fundamental design change of the 590 series from the 500 series addressed a major
shortcoming for hard use. The 590 uses a conventional magazine cap that allows the magazine
spring and follower to...
Posted in thread: Buckshot pattern on 02-10-2014 at 07:18 PM
At "hallway distances" none of the pattern enhancement developments in buckshot ammunition, at
least since the introduction of the pin-fire breech loader of the mid-19th century, make any
Posted in thread: 870 vs 870 super magnum on 02-10-2014 at 12:55 AM
The 3.5" 12 Gauge, aside from its original steel shot purpose, has a great deal of versatility
for handloaders with its higher PSI rating and greater capacity for built up wad columns. Also,
any 870 b...
Posted in thread: 870 ??? on 01-30-2014 at 04:40 AM
Cade,From what I can gather, you want a handy short barrel for your 870 Super Mag that will
shoot any 12 gauge shell you have. The simplest option is to aquire another Express Super Mag
vent rib barre...
Posted in thread: Buckshot pattern on 01-30-2014 at 04:19 AM
One of the interesting aspects of buckshot on light big game is the "poleaxed" effect that
seems to happen when around 50% or more of the pellets strike the vitals. Here is another
video, this time in...
Posted in thread: Buckshot pattern on 01-26-2014 at 02:52 AM
The first deer I killed at the age of seven succumbed to a #3 buckshot from a 20 ga H&R topper.
The few pellets that hit the deer didn't penetrate 6". One pellet found the deers femoral
artery. A fine...
Posted in thread: Buckshot pattern on 01-25-2014 at 12:07 AM
Here is an interesting video of a short range buckshot strike on a Florida buck taken from a
tree stand with 20 gauge Federal #2B (18 pellet .27 caliber) . At 3.26 on the video, the
pellets that misse...
Posted in thread: Buckshot pattern on 01-24-2014 at 11:53 PM
Fifty five yard shot on a Mule Deer with 00B:
Posted in thread: Buckshot pattern on 01-24-2014 at 11:49 PM
Good stuff to know, I found a video where they are testing buckshot at 50 yards, and like you
say a .32's energy seems about right for that range with 00, similar to HV .22lr's, .32
short,long, auto, ...
Posted in thread: Buckshot pattern on 01-23-2014 at 10:39 PM
Look dude, I have been reloading shotshells for over 40 years. You can not maintain proper wad
pressure with a simple felt/plastic wad. Anyone that has tried to load rock salt knows you can
not. If th...