This is a discussion on shotgun ammo suggestions within the Shotguns forums, part of the Armory category; just looking for a couple ammo suggestions for the new 870 tactical....suggestions for practice/fun and home defense would be appreciated! thanks guys!...
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|March 16th, 2010, 08:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2010
just looking for a couple ammo suggestions for the new 870 tactical....suggestions for practice/fun and home defense would be appreciated! thanks guys!
|March 16th, 2010, 08:14 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2007
The various promotional birdshot loads will do for practice. Low recoil 00 buckshot or #1 buck is suggested for defensive use. There are those who suggest the use of birdshot for home defense...you have to realize it was developed to cope with small furry/feathered critters, not 150+ pound predators. The ranges at which it is truly effective on larger critters are far closer than you desire.
BTW-if it's lethal, it goes through drywall like it wasn't there. Check out the box o truth.
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|March 17th, 2010, 01:34 AM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2010
00 buck is what I keep loaded all the time. Any cheap trap loads will work for practice. Wallyworld normally has case after case of target loads for a good price
|June 3rd, 2010, 08:51 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Alabama
Practice a lot with whatever promo birdshot is cheap and available. Practice some with high brass, too. For serious work, I'm very happy with wally word Winchester Super-X 00. It's reasonably priced and reliable.
Whatever you do, just don't run birdshot for home defense.
|June 3rd, 2010, 09:46 PM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Salish Sea
Know the differences in buck shot sizes and bird shot sizes. #1 bird does not = #1 buck.
"kartoffel" your name makes me hungry....
|June 4th, 2010, 03:32 AM||#7|
Join Date: Oct 2008
For Home Defense out in the sticks, I keep it loaded with 00 Buck. I also keep some birdshot and slugs in the sleeve on the stock. If I need to shoot a snake, I just slip in some light shot load. If I need some long range punch, I slip in a slug.
|October 22nd, 2014, 06:34 AM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2012
|October 24th, 2014, 04:46 AM||#11|
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Houston, Texas
I have some experience with #4 Buckshot and there effect on humanoids . If you anticipate (home defense) close range shooting and want to limit the possibility of penetration (as compared to 00) in interior walls then #4 Buck should serve you ok.
I still think your better served with the low recoil 00 buck type rounds that do not use a shot cup.
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