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Pido11
02-02-2006, 9:23 AM
This might have been ask before but since I am new to shotgun world, what is the best ammo for shot gun, what kind and what brand considering the following? just need to be educated.

1. Home protection, defense. Close range I say 15 to 25 yards specially in close distance like home? Accuracy and damage.

2. Target shooting outdoor and indoor.

3. Maybe for skeet from time to time.

FYI, I do have the mosberg 500 combo. just got it from a friend.

Thanks
Guys. Any info will help.

TonyM
02-02-2006, 9:33 AM
You'll need to get out to the range with some different types of ammo to see how each type patterns out of your shotgun. Buy some of different ammo and try them out, not every shotgun shoots the same ammo the same way.

As far as Home defense, your #1 question:

In my Benelli I like the Federal Tactical 00 Buck, it's lower recoil and patterns nicely out of the gun at < 10 yards (more than the longest shot I would take in my home).
The same ammo isn't as nice out of a Remington 870 a friend has....

Basically, I'm telling you to go spend some "working" time at the range. :)

Pido11
02-02-2006, 11:48 AM
Thanks for the info.

edbon9
02-02-2006, 1:09 PM
for skeet go with #9's. if you have the money people prefer the Remington STS or Winchester AA's, because you can reload them a bunch. else, the remington gun clubs, rios, kemen, estate, federal wallie worlds work just fine. I use #8's for singles trap, and 7.5's for handicap/doubles 2 3/4 dram, 1 to 1 1/8 oz RIO loads. they are okay and a little cleaner burning than estates or federal walmart loads.

Gnote
02-02-2006, 4:09 PM
...
1. Home protection, defense. Close range I say 15 to 25 yards specially in close distance like home? Accuracy and damage.
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What I would stay AWAY from are slugs at that range. I would be afraid of it going through the BG and hitting some thing or someone I did not intend to.

00 Buck is good though. There are nine 9mm balls in a shell if I remember right so its like hitting the BG with nine rounds of 9mm.

vega
02-03-2006, 3:56 PM
triple tap.
edited

vega
02-03-2006, 3:58 PM
triple tap.
edited.

vega
02-03-2006, 3:59 PM
[QUOTE=Pido11]This might have been ask before but since I am new to shotgun world, what is the best ammo for shot gun, what kind and what brand considering the following? just need to be educated.

1. Home protection, defense. Close range I say 15 to 25 yards specially in close distance like home? Accuracy and damage.[QUOTE]

15 to 25 yards...
One big room, might hit other than BG. Jury may not view it as home protection, defense and specially not close distance. IMO.

vega

Pido11
02-06-2006, 7:19 AM
Maybe I over exagerate 15-25 yards,..... it's because I also want to use it at the outdoor range and dont' really want to buy different kinds. I guess it comes down to either 00 Buck or Birdshots? HHMMMM!

xenophobe
02-07-2006, 9:35 PM
1) Federal Low Recoil Tactical Buckshot or just some lead #7-9 low recoil

2/3) Winchester AA Target/Sporting Clays or Wolf Sporting Clays



This might have been ask before but since I am new to shotgun world, what is the best ammo for shot gun, what kind and what brand considering the following? just need to be educated.

1. Home protection, defense. Close range I say 15 to 25 yards specially in close distance like home? Accuracy and damage.

2. Target shooting outdoor and indoor.

3. Maybe for skeet from time to time.

FYI, I do have the mosberg 500 combo. just got it from a friend.

Thanks
Guys. Any info will help.

CowtownBallin
02-09-2006, 9:23 AM
1 shell 00Buck, 1 shell slug, 1 shell 00 Buck, 1 shell slug, lather, rinse, repeat :D

rips31
02-09-2006, 9:24 AM
1 shell 00Buck, 1 shell slug, 1 shell 00 Buck, 1 shell slug, lather, rinse, repeat :D
omg...did you steal my shotty? lol...sounds like my home-loads. :cool:

LOW2000
02-09-2006, 9:41 AM
I'm going to be patterning the Hornady TAP 00 buck in my 20" mossberg and see how it does.

When I go out to the desert to just blow through some ammo, I shoot whatever is cheapest.:D

BTW, 00 buck will go through a couple walls before stopping also. www.theboxotruth.com

pilotmadrat
02-11-2006, 1:34 PM
If you want to know about the penetration of ammo please go to.

http://www.theboxotruth.com/

Don't guess!

Best,

PMR