I am looking for a good buckshot load, if it is commercial, what brand, if I have to load it myself where can I find the loading data?
A very open question Jerry. What do you plan to do with this buckshot load? Is this a hunting load (if so, what's the game?) or defensive (under what conditions?)?I am looking for a good buckshot load...
Actually, I think Federal still has the best buckshot loads in the business, with respect to the Premium Copper Plated line. Winchester Premium is right behind. I like and use the 2 3/4" HV 9 pellet stuff most of the time as it consistantly patterns well through my 870/Pattern Master combo. The Federal 3" 000B is very effective, and usually patterns real well too.Federal used to make really good buckshot loadings (for deer) but they have changed.
That means you're lucky. I have a couple spots that produce lots of deer, but I avoid even pulling the trigger from the ground, limiting shots to my tree stands. Buckshot is THE ticket for that sort of area. For a home defense load, I'd probably use a 1oz. game load of 4/5/6's to avoid long distance disasters.I can't think of a single place I hunt where buckshot would be required, or an advantage, really.
I had occasion to look at these since I posted this.They do have a shot cup, but no buffer. The speed is 1325. I guess the nickle plating is what keeps the group tight. They are pretty to look at with a clear hull and wad.Midwayusa has Fiocchi 00 buck nickle-plated 9 pellet loads for about .60 a round. I think the velocity was listed at around 1390 fps, and they patterned really well out of my 870 with it's cheap turkey choke. The only downside is the wad, which has a modern gas seal and cushion platform, but no shotcup. It hasn't striped my barrel too badly testing 10 rounds.
I'm not sure what you're asking, but I will say that the Super-X 12-pellet 00 buck load has been the best (tightest) patterning load I've ever used.I have bought two 5 packs of the Winchester Buckshot loads to try out, the local gun store has some Remington that I may try out.
I am looking at other brands, but the places that I get ammo from, seems to have a low inventory of Buckshot loads, does this indicate the popularity of the brand?
Is the new Supreme Hi Velocity 3" 12 pellet load or the 2 3/4" version? I tried some of the 2 3/4" stuff and it shot the best through my Sporting Clays Modified tube, with my 28" VR barrel. My 23" turkey barrel needed an Improved modified.I'm not sure what you're asking, but I will say that the Super-X 12-pellet 00 buck load has been the best (tightest) patterning load I've ever used.
I have the situation of not so much inside my house, but area the out side of my house. I need point and shoot.