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Offline thirtydaZe

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12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« on: December 04, 2014, 11:01:35 AM »
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Re: 12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2014, 11:09:57 AM »
Make any difference?  Outside of living in an apartment building or mobile home park where slugs may pose a problem ......

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Re: 12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2014, 11:16:39 AM »
Make any difference?  Outside of living in an apartment building or mobile home park where slugs may pose a problem ......


nope just looking for good suggestions.  i have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket over here.

i've got a mossberg 500  i've only popped off a couple shots of some crap loads i bought at time of purchase a long time back.  it's due time i start stocking some ammo for this gun too.

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Re: 12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2014, 11:45:34 AM »
Good article on comparative loads / gauges / performance...  As has been noted already, if you live in a thin wall residence, stay away from slugs.  Buckshot loads usually come in 5-packs.  You can get an assortment or brands and run some performance tests for cycle, patterning at set ranges, cleanliness of shell. 

 http://www.internetarmory.com/shotgun_ammo.htm

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Re: 12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2014, 01:32:36 PM »
If I didn't already have quite a bit, I'd be stocking up on this.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ammunition/shotgun-ammunition/12-gauge/estate/estate-00-2-3-4-buckshot-25rds-1127n0.html



Estate 00 2 3/4" Buckshot 25rds   1127N0

Regular Price: $24.99
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Re: 12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2014, 02:15:04 PM »
I've done some testing and articles myself.  My favorite is Federal FliteControl 00 Buck.  It holds together better than any other round that I've tested.  I think I've posted several of the results photos in here in times past.

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Re: 12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2014, 05:53:13 PM »
Some folks think that a low recoil 9 pellet 00-buck is good.  Others want slugs.  Others want some #1 bird shot.  Some folks want a mix of shells in the magazine / side car.

I'm personally a fan of some 3" magnum 12-15 pellet 00buck-ish.  Kicks like a mule, though.  Make sure to practice with this heavy of a load on occasion so that you're semi-used to how it behaves.

I don't subscribe to multiple shell types in the magazine.  That requires extra thought during bad situation, no thanks.
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Re: 12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2014, 06:58:03 PM »
Several years ago when I purchased a Benelli Nova tactical pump action shotgun, I ordered 6 boxes of  Remington 00 buck 3 1/2" magnums, really don't see a use for them except punishing the shooter.
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Re: 12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2014, 07:33:32 PM »
As an aside 20 ga 00 buck is about the equivalent of 8 115gr 9 mm rounds with a lot less recoil.  Also +1 with mud on the Fed Flightcontrol.  Was able to abscond a few sleeves of this from a LEO source. Awesome stuff.

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Re: 12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2014, 09:13:50 PM »
Some folks think that a low recoil 9 pellet 00-buck is good.  Others want slugs.  Others want some #1 bird shot.  Some folks want a mix of shells in the magazine / side car.

I run 2 00 buck then a slug, and finish off with more 00 buck.

Keep 4 00 buck and 1 slug on the "side car" as you put it.

Never had to use and hope I never do.  But it does a real job on cardboard, raccoons and oppossums.




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Re: 12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2014, 09:55:01 AM »
I like #4 buck or #1 buck for me.

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Re: 12 Gauge Home Defense Ammo
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2014, 02:05:34 PM »
took FarmerRicks advice.  dang, it's good looking.....