Power of Size 00 Buckshot

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by catattack, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. catattack

    catattack Guest

    00 Buckshot is a popular round for home defense, at least according to many personal accounts I have read over the years. I picked up a box of "Remington Magnum Buckshot" today and noticed that Black Bear was on the recommended game list. It seems odd that one can go after a bear with a shotgun, so I was wondering if anybody has tried. Would I kill the bear, or really piss it off?

    Here are the statistics on the box:
    12 Gauge
    3 Length
    1225 FPS
    15 Pellets
  2. Splatter

    Splatter New Member

    Very large grizzlies have been killed with .22RF.

    The key to killing large game with buckshot is to get close enough to ensure that all the pellets impact the kill-zone.

    Each pellet packs about the same "killing power" as a round from a .32ACP.

  3. allmons

    allmons New Member

    I teach combat shotgun for a local company

    and we start the firing portion by shooting the rifle range "gong" at 100 yards with "double aught". Pretty impressive for people who haven't worked with a shotgun much.

    There is no animal on this continent that cannot be killed with buck shot, but it would not be my choice on big game. As a last ditch defense against bear, it would work well. But I would sure be praying for a slug or two in that shotgun magazine!!

  4. allmons

    allmons New Member

    Oh, and remember

    it will penetrate auto glass and doors with ease.

  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    OO buck

    Magnum in a shotgun is not the same as magnum in a handgun or rifle. Magnum in a shotgun refers to payload, not velocity. A magnum shotgun round has a heavier payload (more shot) than a standard load

    OO buck in a 12 ga pump shotgun is the weapon of choice for professional hunting guides when searching for wounded lions in heavy cover. If they trust their lives to it in that extreme circumstance, I will trust it to do the job on two legged vermin.