Im totally "pumped"

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by chazzy, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. chazzy

    chazzy New Member

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    Yesterday I just bought tue Remington 870 Special Ops shotgun!!!! What kinds of ammo are your favorites for home defense? How do you like this gun? For those of you that have the SpecOps 870, show some pics please!!!!
     
  2. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    My go to hd ammo for my shotgun would have to be 00 buck, i dont mess around when it comes to protecting my family.
     

  3. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I have a random assortment for mine. It's my turkey gun though, there are 000 buck 00 buck low recoil buck slugs. Whatever I grab. I rely on my handgun for hd. That 26 or 28" barrel is toooo big
     
  4. Devin556

    Devin556 New Member

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    I like the 00 buck. Slugs are good for longer distance but when it comes to a room clearer those 9, 00 pellets can do some damage.
     
  5. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    Winchester super X 9 pellet 00 buck, doesn't have much recoil and fits in all of my shotguns.
     
  6. chazzy

    chazzy New Member

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    So my buddy and I shot my new shotgun yesterday.....all I can say is "wow....I'm very happy with it".....we set up a bunch of water filled milk jugs, and ran a couple slugs and #4 buckshot.....and I give it another "wow"....what fun those slugs are.....also shot at a cinder block, which totally annihilated it from about 50 ft....it was a fun day
     
  7. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    There is a good reason the 870 is the best selling shotgun in history......I think you found it.
     
  8. BULLET9992

    BULLET9992 New Member

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    High velocity 3" BB 12ga is unbelievably underrated for home defence. Any larger shot & you get less shot per shell (resulting in less concentrated spread & rounds on target) any smaller shot may result in under penetration & less killing capability. I also suggest 00bk for home defence however past med distance even mag loads are unreliable at best. Military testing has shown that you need 3 of the 00bk pellets in center mass to cause effective damage for the guaranteed kill. Also look into Winchester pdx1-12 home defence ammo. Three 00bk pellets in front of a 1oz hollow point rifled slug, they also offer fragmenting slug variety.

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  9. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I live at the edge of town so penetration is less of a problem I like 12 pellet 00 buck.

    Although at normal in house distances, skeet loads will work.
     
  10. BWilder

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    +1 on those pdx1 rounds
     
  11. BULLET9992

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    Lol they're very nice. A chest size spread out of an 18" barrel all the wise out to 15 yards. The best of both worlds. Slug plus 00bk
     
  12. chazzy

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    Thanks guys for all the info....I'm really liking those Winchester PDX-1 shells....right now I've got #4 buckshot for the time being until I can find some PDX-1's....thanks again guys!!!! Feel free to post pics of your 870's. I'm gonna trick mine out with a Black Aces quad rail system for starters
     
  13. John_Deer

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    I prefer the 15 pellet 3" Winchester Super X buckshot. People complain about the recoil from the full house load but when I am shooting a deer I feel no recoil. There is no way recoil is going to be an issue when someone is trying to take my life.
     
  14. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    In and around the house #2 Shot MINIMUM, and otherwise anything up to #0 Buckshot.
     
  15. HockaLouis

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    Bullet9992, I agree about the smaller shot size like BB in and around the house, but you left out a critical bit of information re: the above quote -- range. That statistic for three impacts is for a distance of 35 meters!
     
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  16. BULLET9992

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    Lol sorry i forgot about that. But the 3 00bk to center mass still stands as the standard for the kill shot. But yes, larger sized pellets are more prone to separation at distance & thy have less pellets per shell. But if you can contact with larger pellets they do more damage. It depends on situation, target, & distance. That's why there are so many different shell offerings
     
  17. HockaLouis

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    Those are largely energy/CNS-based calcs. At the same distance it would take about 9 #4 Buckshot hits to kill. Of course they are both about 1/3rd of the standard load and equally likely...