What is your favorite Buckshot Hunting load?

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by RMc, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. RMc

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    What is your favorite buckshot load for hunting? What choke do you use for buckshot and how far would you take a shot at a deer?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Mostly rifle hunt nowdays. When I lived in a buckshot only county, it was 12 g OO, Modified, 40 yds tops. Your mileage may vary.
     

  3. RMc

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    Have you tried:

    Bigger buckshot than those little 000B pellets?
     
  4. nwrednk

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    Buckshot/slugs?

    I have not killed anything other than paper targets with my Mossberg 500A
    with a 20" ic barrel as it is mostly for home protection & my best choice for
    it has been 3" mag #4 buckshot & 12 ga 1oz slugs. I have had some fun with
    it firing #6 game loads on clays & it is what I have been carrying when I have
    filled my big game tag as Pop tries to fill his! I "tricked mine out" with a pistol
    grip & a pistol grip foreend & a top folding stock with a 6 round side saddle
    ammo carrier. Thanks to "Tac-Star"! (When it sits in my gunrack... I have
    even got a "thumbs-up" from many leo's)!:D
     
  5. Zee

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    i have taken 30-40 deer with a 12 ga. under 50yds oo buck full choke is good but dont shoot the shoulder. a slug works well out of a smooth bore 70-100 and is like hitting them with a cannon ball. a 20 ga is good to about 50 but unless you have hunting restrictions get a rifle
     
  6. 12bhunting

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    I have taken plenty of deer with buckshot out to 60 yards. I am using a full choke mossberg with 3" 00 buck. Most have been less than 45 yards, 2 have been at 60. I prefer my 30-06 but some of the places I hunt are pretty thick swamp bottoms. I would pattern the shotgun with a couple different loads so you will know what to expect. Mine will hold a winchester round out to 65 yards, but a remington 00 only patterns good out to 45 yards for me.
     
  7. RMc

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    How many 00B in...

    ...the 10 inch pattern core is reliable for taking deer.
     
  8. powg

    powg New Member

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    hunting load

    buckshot # 4 .....imp cyl-mod works best in ''my built ''870
     
  9. Badshot320

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    Winchester 3 1/2 OOB 18 pellets. Ive killed a few past 60 yds. Great brush gun...870 Super Mag with full choke
     
  10. RMc

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    I like 2.25 ounces of buckshot - but bigger pellets!

    I like Dixie Tri-Ball Buckshot with bigger pellets and tighter patterns from my 870.

    Here is a picture comparing Tri-Ball buckshot with the same weight of 00B.
     

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