12 ga buckshot question
I know we deal with rifle and pistol cartridges here but I didn't know where else to post this. I bought several boxes of S&B 12 ga 2-3?4" 00 buck loads.I shot some yesterday and was surprised at how light the recoil was.Not like the heavy recoil from buckshot I'm used to.They are listed as "max" loads so I assumed the charge would be about 3-3/4 drams.I bought them for home defence loads in my short barrel 12ga and want to be sure the pellets won't stop before penetrating a heavy overcoat etc.I immediatly shot a few federals #4 buck I had and there is a definite difference in the recoil.(the Federals also say "max" chge).I've seen "military grade" buckshot green in color advertised around $5 a box.Has anyone any experience with these?I'm thinking of buying some Remington Express 00 buck as I've shot this before.The S&B's felt like I was shooting #8 light bird loads with 3 drams charge. Any suggestions? THANKS Joe
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