View Full Version : What are some good/the best brands of 00 buckshot?

July 18, 2008, 04:57 PM
I just ordered a 870 Desert Recon Tactical 12ga. I want some good 00 buckshot for HD. What is a good or the best brand of this type of ammo?

Scattergun Bob
July 18, 2008, 06:59 PM
I am very happy with Federal Premium 00 and Federal Tactical 00. I have also had good luck with Remington 000. RWS 00 is a superior buckshot but very expensive. Hope this helps.

Good Luck & Be Safe

July 18, 2008, 09:29 PM
Federal Premium.

July 18, 2008, 09:30 PM
Mine's loaded with Hornady TAP 00.

July 18, 2008, 10:09 PM
RWS makes buckshot? I went to their site and I couldn't find anything on shotgun cartriges.

Also has anyone ever tried Pitbull 12ga buckshot and slug dual loads? They have 6 pellets of00 buck and a 3/4 ounce slug. Sounds pretty nasty!

July 18, 2008, 11:15 PM
I got my Estate 00 buckshot from Cabela's the other day and will try it Saturday at the range. I'll report back how it patterns. The price was right.

Scattergun Bob
July 19, 2008, 08:33 AM
That's why I like this forum, folks challenge me to go back and dig stuff out of the cobwebs, dust it off and remember WHY I saved it!

Dynamit Nobel-RSW Inc. Product Code = 211-2981 Product info = Express Buckshot #00 (9 pellet) 12Ga unit of sale 10 rounds Price= 17.00

My agency tasked me to do extensive testing on buckshot, besides Federal Tactical, this stuff shot the most consistent and tightest patterns.

In addition adding Mike S's PATTERNMASTER choke to either load printed softball size pattens at 15 yrds.

hoytinak - forgot about TAP ammo - it was not around for our tests, I hear it is very consistent also.

Good Luck and Be Safe

Oh, by the way, the Rottweil/geco ammo distributor who sold me the ammo is phone # 201 767-1589

July 20, 2008, 05:31 PM
Don't overlook some of the "reduced recoil" loads. If you shoot more than one or two rounds they can have a real advantage over standard rounds without sacrificing much punch. Some of the 00 loads can be painful for more than a few rounds.

July 20, 2008, 06:08 PM
I've had good luck with the S&B 00 buckshot. It feed and fired well in my 1100 and 870 but had feeding problems in my friends Saiga 12 (Damn Saiga's!)

July 23, 2008, 05:23 PM
Loads to consider; Federal LE Tactical, Hornady TAP, and Winchester Ranger.
Either of those loads in full power or low recoil. They are the best of the best. Those loads have a low flash and tight groups. Since this is for home defense I would go with the Ranger because it has a larger spread than the others. The Hornady TAP and Federal Tactical use a flitecontrol wad that stays together and hits like a slug within home defense distances.
Other loads are good too, but the ones I mentioned are low flash, high quality, and cheaper than the rest.
Take care

July 23, 2008, 05:25 PM
Dynamit Nobel-RSW Inc. Product Code = 211-2981 Product info = Express Buckshot #00 (9 pellet) 12Ga unit of sale 10 rounds Price= 17.00:eek:

P5 Guy
July 23, 2008, 08:20 PM
My old 870 will not feed S&B double O. The shell is too long and hangs up on the breach of the barrel. Winchester and Fiochi (sp?) feed smooth in this gun.

chow chow
July 23, 2008, 09:57 PM

July 24, 2008, 05:03 PM
I just bought 4 boxes of Reminton 3" 00 buckshot, 4 boxes of Federal Premium Tactical 2 3/4 00 buckshot, and 4 boxes of Winchester Super X 00 buckshot. Im going to go to the range and do some testing next week. Ill let you guys know how I make out.

July 25, 2008, 04:42 AM
i have used and shot alot of buckshot. at 25 yards i believe buckshot is buckshot. the difference, i was concerned with was the compression of the hulls effecting feeding. occassionally i would get a round stuck in the magazine tube due to a swelling of the hull, usually behind the crimp. this was due to the long magazines loaded all the way, and rounds being stuffed in the magazine tube to many times. i look for quality hulls, and like loads which have buffering materials.

July 25, 2008, 09:02 AM
if you only bought Federal ammo for everything you couldn't go wrong.

July 25, 2008, 12:39 PM
i have used and shot alot of buckshot. at 25 yards i believe buckshot is buckshot.
Have you shot any Federal Tactical or Hornady TAP buckshot?

July 25, 2008, 01:23 PM
no i have never used the federal tactical nor the hornady TAP. how does it compare to say remington express or winchester super x?

July 25, 2008, 04:22 PM
Don't overlook some of the "reduced recoil" loads...... Some of the 00 loads can be painful for more than a few rounds.
Yes, and do not think reduced recoil means "weak". They still thump pretty good. Probably buy a modest quantity, or take a class and buy just enough for the class. That is how I learned to appreciate reduced recoil loads.


July 27, 2008, 04:37 PM
You might consider buying a little bit of several different brands. Not all shotguns pattern the different brands of buckshot equally well.
In my Mossberg 590 for example, the Italian made PMC 00 Buck gives me a much tighter pattern than Winchester or Remington. Those two pattern better in that particular gun than S&B does.

July 27, 2008, 10:21 PM
Love the Federal 00, but I stick to Remington Reduced Coil in the home so wifey can handle the punch should she need to tag a BG.