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Posted: 4/3/2006 2:34:30 PM EDT
I want to pick up some buckshot and found this for under 2.50 a box. I can also get the Fed low recoil for about the same price. Which one is best ?
Thanks
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 2:42:42 PM EDT
I don't give two craps for reduced recoil anything.

If I shoot to stop, I'm going to make sure they are stopped.

000. It's the other white meat.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:25:58 PM EDT
Federal 00 Tactical has been the most accurate buckshot in all of my guns, with TAP 00 red hull being second or even. Shotguns are picky beasts and while one 870 may shoot Federal extremely well, your identical 870 may not. Buy a few boxes of both and pattern test them, buy the one that patterns the best out of your gun. Low Recoil loads are the best choice for HD use. Shotguns don't rely on velocity for wounding like a 5.56 round and a reduction in muzzle velocity doesn't make much difference in terminal performance. It also reduces the chance of over penetration as the shot isn't moving quite a fast. These rounds also allow for more accurate shooting and faster follow up shots. The difference in terminal ballistics between a standard and reduced recoil shell will be negligible. Hopefully, you are shooting a pump not an automatic. Some automatics don't cycle reduced recoil shells, so a lot of testing must be done. Federal Tactical is the gold standard for buckshot accuracy, but I have found TAP to be just as good. Remember, every gun patterns differently and pattern testing is the only way to tell.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:12:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:37:18 PM EDT
The Blue TAP stuff patterns better out of my shotgun. I have some of each. They're both good.

http://www.northwestloading.com

Has some pretty fair prices on buckshot.

Sam
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:25:34 AM EDT
Hornadys little shot cup is a nice addition. I need to find some reduced recoil as the light mag. loads are too much recoil for me. Really tight patterns. -Justin
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:22:14 PM EDT
From Tactical Forums Terminal Effects board. DocGKR likes it.

Hornady "Tactical" 12 guage?


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