The Shotgun Slug

For the most part, shotguns are better off using buckshot. Buckshot is the true strength of the shotgun because of the number of projectiles launched with a single trigger press. Slugs are really a compromise solution to one (or both) of two problems 1) the need for additional range, 2) shooting through things, like cars. …

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Pattern Testing #4 Buck Loads

When it comes to defensive shotgun loads, 00 buck is usually the standard, and for the guys who are really clued in, #1 buck is the preferred load. Even so, many people use #4 buckshot for the supposed reduced penetration risk, especially in a home defense setting. There is an interesting analysis of buckshot loads …

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