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Toad_77
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Posted: 9/21/2013 11:05:06 AM
Has anyone tried the Estate buckshot that Walmart is carrying? What were your experiences with it?


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Posted: 9/21/2013 12:35:20 PM
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Esate is now part of ATK.........Federal.

Box should say "Made in France"

These are imported from Cheddite

Cheddite also makes a lot of hulls and promo stuff for other US brands

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Posted: 9/21/2013 2:50:39 PM
Just personal opinion based on nothing particular:

It makes good practice ammo, but I'd be uncomfortable trusting it with my life.
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Posted: 9/21/2013 3:15:32 PM
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Non-buffered, non-plated, soft lead shot. It is fine for training, practice and plinking but there are better choices for HD or hunting. With the rolled-crimp, the overall length of the loaded shell is probably a little longer than a star-crimped shell. This may or may not affect you magazine capacity and it may or may not work in a Saiga box/drum mag. I am not sure if this load will cycle a semi-auto. Don't pay more than ~$0.50 per round out-the-door.

ETA- with a muzzle velocity of 1325fps, this should cycle in a semi-auto.
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Posted: 9/21/2013 3:25:50 PM
It may be made by Federal, but the actual Federal branded box with the same load grouped much better than the Estate did out of my 870 Police Magnum.
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Posted: 9/21/2013 6:34:18 PM
It's practice 00. Nothing new or special too it. I've run it & many other brands of 00. As said not SD ammo.
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Posted: 9/21/2013 11:57:06 PM
I have had bad luck with estate all around. the 00 grouped terribly and their dove load is completely worthless past 15yds as it opens up tremendously
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Posted: 9/25/2013 11:04:46 PM
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The roll crimp lands just short of 3" in terms of total length. Btw, I found Able ammo was cheaper than my local stores, even with shipping. Plus I tried some Cheddite branded stuff from them that had the star crimp, so reloadable at least.
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Posted: 9/25/2013 11:11:10 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By FIELD_MP:
It may be made by Federal, but the actual Federal branded box with the same load grouped much better than the Estate did out of my 870 Police Magnum.

Is it the same load, though? Same wad, same lead hardness, etc.?
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Posted: 9/26/2013 11:57:10 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By WizardBlack:
Originally Posted By FIELD_MP:
It may be made by Federal, but the actual Federal branded box with the same load grouped much better than the Estate did out of my 870 Police Magnum.

Is it the same load, though? Same wad, same lead hardness, etc.?


I didn't examine it that closely. Both were being sold side by side, with the same characteristics listed on the box and for the same price.
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