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Gnarly
July 29, 2008, 11:00 AM
Have never shot ANY Fiocchi ammo, but found a ? great deal ? on Fiocchi 12 gauge 00 & #4 buckshot.

Decent ammo?

Reliable enough for spare/backup HD use?

Thanx!

----Gnarly

chickenman
July 29, 2008, 01:31 PM
Their skeet loads are sweet... 1350 muzzle velosity!!!

Juhosaphat
July 29, 2008, 02:39 PM
Fiocchi is all I run through my Saiga 20 and I've never had a mishap with it.

chuckles
July 29, 2008, 07:20 PM
Ammo to go? $129 + shipping for 250 rds? Yes, it is very good ammo. I have a few cases and I love it.

4thPointofContact
August 2, 2008, 09:24 AM
I ran three 10-rnd boxes of the reduced recoil buckshot through my Mossberg 930 SPX yesterday. I had one jam, but that was while I was trying a fast 2nd shot and probably wasn't holding properly (operator error). It didn't cycle through my Model 10B, but there is a warning on the gun to Only use full strength or magnum ammo anyway.

It didn't hold as tight a pattern as Federal's LE132 load, which had the diameter of a dollar bill at 25 yards. On the other hand, FE132 is just a fraction of an inch longer than some other shot shell; I can only fit 6 in the mag tube instead of the 7 that will normally fit.


Cost-wise, it's a winner <6.00 for 10-rounds as opposed to >5 for 5-rounds of LE132.

oldcspsarge
August 2, 2008, 10:28 AM
Clean, great shooting buckshot at a good price = you cant go wrong !

PacoRocks
August 4, 2008, 07:42 PM
I use thier high nines for doves and thier 00 for deer. They will be the shells i shoot forever.

Gnarly
August 4, 2008, 08:07 PM
I had gotten kinda spoiled to the Federal 127's, but these are considerably cheaper.

:confused:

I have an unwritten rule NOT to buy any questionable ammo, just so it never ends up in a gun I'd reach for if the fecal matter collides with the oscillating air mover.

Thanx! for your help.

----Gnarly

johnwilliamson062
August 4, 2008, 09:30 PM
I ran some Fiocchi through my 11-87 for 5 position this weekend. I found it to be exceptionally dirty. I did not have any problems with 75 Fiocchi fired and some other brands, but they definitely seemed dirtier and my gun was much dirtier than when I fire only remingtons.