View Full Version : Federal Vital-Shok 00 buckshot

March 5, 2009, 10:35 PM
this is the most commonly available buckshot at walmart. i know it may not hold the tightest patterns, especially compared to Hornaday TAP or Federal Tactical, but how would you rate it? I've been stocking up pretty heavily on it both 2/34 and 3".

March 5, 2009, 10:47 PM
I myself prefer the Military Grade surplus buckshot 00. 9 pellet. Works better and is cheaper. You can get it online anywere.

.45 COLT
March 5, 2009, 10:54 PM
I've shot some, it's pretty decent stuff, no better or worse than comparable Winchester loads. My biggest gripe is that, like most factory "00" Buckshot, it's not 00 Buckshot. It measures around .317", slightly smaller than 0 Buck. True 00 Buck won't stack by threes in a shotcup, so they play pretty loose with their designations.