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Old January 4, 2006, 11:17 AM   #1
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Buffered buckshot shells?

Can anyone tell me what "buffered" buckshot is as opposed to I guess "unbuffered?"

Thank you!
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Old January 4, 2006, 12:50 PM   #2
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It's a plastic filler material called grex. Fills the spaces between the shot pellets.
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Old January 4, 2006, 04:52 PM   #3
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To elaborate on DPris's post, it acts as a filler to help protect the shot from dings and dents going down the barrel, helping keep the groups tighter because of rounder shot.
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Old January 4, 2006, 05:12 PM   #4
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The buffering does minimize deforming the shot and can give tighter and more uniform patterns . What ever you use always pattern shotgun ammunition !
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Old January 4, 2006, 10:25 PM   #5
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FWIW, I had my 870 riding in my truck loaded with Remington buckshot and also had two 5-pks of Remington buckshot stashed with it. All of the ammunition was several months old.

When I unloaded the 870 to clean it, I found that the crimp on the shells had come loose and the plastic was spilling out.

I checked the ammo that was still in the factory boxes and it was also losing the filler.

So I'm looking for ammo with a better crimp than the Remington.

Anyone else had this problem?


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Old January 4, 2006, 10:36 PM   #6
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