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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 3/27/2006 4:35:52 PM EDT
Because of some recent posts and questions, I have gotten off my @$$ and posted the pics from a patterning test I just conducted. All targets are the result of 5 shots taken at 25 feet, which is the longest shot I am likely to have to make in a HD situation. They were all fired from a Remington 870 Express with a 20" RemChoke barrel.

I have decided on using #1 Buck for my HD needs after reading these 2 articles. I've posted these before, but for those who have not seen them yet:

http://www.firearmstactical.com/briefs10.htm
http://www.tacticalshotgun.ca/content_nonsub/gelatin_testing/buck_1_rem/gelatin_buckshot_1_rem.html


The first pic is Winchester #1 Buck with an Improved choke:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/thinkat/1imp.jpg

Next up is the same #1 Buck with a Modified choke:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/thinkat/1b.jpg

Now some 00Buck I had sittin' around with Improved:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/thinkat/OOImp.jpg

Then again with 00 through the Modified:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/thinkat/00mod.jpg

Finally some rapid fire slugs at 75 feet:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/thinkat/Slugs.jpg

To be honest, I think either load with either choke would be adequate for my needs. However, I think I'm leaning towards the #1 Buck with the Improved Choke.
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