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Posted: 12/24/2008 10:44:54 AM EDT
i ordered 75rds. from an online vendor. i ordered Fed. 132-00buck, but i recieved Fed. 133-00buck. im not worried about replacing it or whatnot, but im just curious what the difference is. i cant seem to find any info on Fed 133-00buck. how are the two loads different?

the box says ' Federal Tactical 12guage 2 3/4", 8 pellets, 00buck, LE133 00'
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:09:10 PM EDT
[#1]
Difference is number of pellets.

If you go to le.atk.com ... that is federals law enforcement site you can search it there, but a copy and paste will see that the are basically the same with the pellet count being the difference.  1145 is the muzzle velocity.

Compare
LE133
12
2 3/4 / 70
1145
8 Pellet - 00 Buck

Details

Compare
LE132
12
2 3/4 / 70
1145
9 Pellets - 00 Buck

Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:11:53 PM EDT
[#2]
One might be low recoil. The fact that the LE133 only has 8 pellets is weird, since the hotter 00 Buck loads usually have 9 pellets and the slower "magnum" loads have 12 pellets in the 2 3/4" size. Maybe this is a faster load? I checked Fed's latest shotgun ammo page and those numbers were not listed, so they are probably leftovers from a few years back.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:17:45 PM EDT
[#3]
Both loads are considered "low recoil" according the federal's site ...
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:21:25 PM EDT
[#4]
Aha, so it's a low recoil (low power) round with only 8 x 00/33-cal pellets. I'd rather use #1 buck with 16/30-cal pellets, with the potential for twice the number of hits.
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