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Old June 18, 2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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00 Buck Question

For self defense at a distance of about 30 feet or so, what can I expect if I shoot 00 Buck out of a .12 gauge rifled slug bore? Will the pattern be tight? Will I ruin the rifled bore?
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Old June 18, 2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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The rifling will cause the shot to come out spinning, and probably create a great big donut, while blowing out the pattern real big.

Testing it on paper would be the way to see what happens at various distances.

I'd be interested to see what happens with Fed. Tac 00 buck with the FliteControl wad that doesn't release the shot until it's left the muzzle. Or Hornady TAP, which uses the same wad. Would the wad be spinning so as to affect the shot pattern? Maybe.

Also, there' a new Fed 00 buck LE load, designed so that the shot remains with the wad until it impacts the target. Wonder if the wad containing the shot would still be spinning down range, and what affect it would have on impact. Could be some serious bowling pin affect going on.

No, you won't hurt your bore.
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Old June 19, 2008, 12:05 AM   #3
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agreed, shouldn't hurt the bore. It's just put a devilish spin on it
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