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#5954180 - 09/30/15 09:41 AM Buckshot?
Dave Scott Offline
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Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 477
I'm trying to get a sense on how well buckshot works under various circumstances. I'd say we probably can all agree that at 25 yards on small "meat" hogs shot in the head- buckshot is okay. The gray area is on deer or hogs at say 35 to 45 yards. I'd like the good, bad, and ugly. Any feed back appreciated.
Idea:
1. Killed 8 small deer, neck shots, all inside 40 yards, all dropped.
2. Shot mid-size buck, 42 yards, lung shot, ran off and never found.
3. Killed over 20 hogs at 25 yards with head shot, 00Buck, all dropped.
Things like that.

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#5954699 - 09/30/15 02:37 PM Re: Buckshot? [Re: Dave Scott]
bo323 Offline
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Registered: 09/24/11
Posts: 821
Loc: Snyder, tx
Buckshot can work at those ranges. You will have to play with loads and chokes to make it work. Most will max out at 40-50. If your lucky it will hold a pattern to 50. I know I'm going to catch some flake for it but I killed a doe last year. I used remington 3" #4 buckshot with a carlsons dead coyote choke in a 930 jm pro.

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#5954836 - 09/30/15 03:49 PM Re: Buckshot? [Re: Dave Scott]
Dave Scott Offline
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Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 477
My "sense" is that it is best at 25-30 yards and if at that range it puts all the pellets in a paper plate then a "meat" hog shot in the head will drop. A deer at 40 yards where 2 or 3 pellets hit the lungs- one fellow said he had that happen and deer ran about 50 yards and dropped. Not sure if it was a broadside shot or through the shoulder. I realize the whole deal is how well it will pattern or keep pellets together.

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#5955086 - 09/30/15 06:25 PM Re: Buckshot? [Re: Dave Scott]
THETEXAN Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 1726
Loc: Northlake Tx
Love #4 buck ! Hogs Hate it.
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You Don't Have A PIG Problem If Ya Want to Charge $200.00

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#5955333 - 09/30/15 08:50 PM Re: Buckshot? [Re: THETEXAN]
bo323 Offline
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Registered: 09/24/11
Posts: 821
Loc: Snyder, tx
Originally Posted By: THETEXAN
Love #4 buck ! Hogs Hate it.


That's good to know. I haven't got to try it on them yet.

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#5955957 - 10/01/15 09:52 AM Re: Buckshot? [Re: Dave Scott]
Dave Scott Offline
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Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 477
There is an internet video where a guy tested No.1 buck and No.4 buck at 12 feet and they both penetrated 7 sheets of drywall but the No.1 didn't go any farther than the no.4.

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#5957075 - 10/01/15 10:11 PM Re: Buckshot? [Re: Dave Scott]
HuntFish512 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/11
Posts: 1102
Loc: Taylor,Tx
I've only tried once had a big sow about 20 yards from me running away hit her in the back with a 3in Remington 00 I heard the impact found no blood and never found the hog either. Now I keep my 44 mag lever handy instead of the shotgun around camp.

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