Posted: 1/3/2004 4:02:36 PM EDT
I recently purchased a Saiga-20 with a 19" barrel. At the time, the only buckshot I could find was No. 3, with 20 pellets in the 2 3/4" and 24 pellets in the 3" version.
Now I have discovered that Federal loads a 3" magnum with 18 pellets of No. 2 buck.
Has anyone any experience with this load? I am looking for something that will pattern a bit tighter than the No. 3 loads did. (Real scattergun!).
Interested in all comments on 20 ga. buckshot loads. This is an area where information seems to be quite scarce. The 3" 20 seems to be on a par with the 2 3/4" 12, even though it is restricted to smaller pellets.
My personal favorite is #4 buck.