I’ve got 9 shot .000 buck galore in all kind of brands even a bunch of the green Army shells but I don’t have any 8 shot. But I do have about 60 rds. of 27 pellet #4 buck shot. I’ll buy any kind of 12 Ga. shells and am always looking for all the crazy shot shells I can get, Just a cpl days ago I saw some Dragons Breath shells on YouTube, I had some yrs ago but I’m gonna have to find some more. I’ve got some pest control rds that look like plastic balls and they have a coyote on the pkgs. and some pepper blast shells to but I’d say that #4 buck with 27 pellets would give a ….uh…ummm…target a good peppering.
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Thanks I’ll check that dragons breath but I saw some of the 8 shot in a Sportsmans guide magazine, I have it in a few diff magazines but didn’t realize it was 8 shot I don’t think . I’m not sure wich one’s better I guess the shot in the 8 ball would be heavier, don’t think I’d want to be hit with any of it. That 27 shot would be interesting to but I’d think it would be a good thing for wolves , coyotes or something like that or just about anything.
My son has went full circle with firearms and has everything from the Heavy SCAR to a suppressed M-4 to a 90+ cal flint lock that looks like you could shoot a golf ball through and he puts a bunch of shot in it and makes a Bee Hive round for that thing and it will almost put you down shooting that thing. I think it’s .96 cal.
I found the video where I first heard about the 9th pellet flyer (see below and skip to 5:19), but I’m pretty sure there is another, more in-depth video on the subject. I suspect every individual shotty and choke combination may make the issue more or less significant.
EDIT: Found a Paul Harrell video on the subject.
My takeaway from all this is Federal flitecontrol seems to show the 9th pellet flyer probably because the rest of the pattern is so tight. Several of these other brands much broader patterns so you tend to not notice if there is a flyer or not. YMMV ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
each firearm has its own quirks
shooting slugs out of my Weatherby 12Ga. o/u
the top barrel shoots to the left 2’ at 50 yds.
the bottom shoots dead on how that happens I haven’t a clue
I only shot a few rounds as not to damage the shotgun
Good video, so Like others onnhere have said, try multiple brands and see which brand shoots best out of your shotgun. Makes perfect sense. Looks like I will be buying 3-5 different brands and see which one has a righter grouping.
Or save yourself some money and get the Federal Flight Control 8 pellet which seems to work the best for most everyone with a shotgun using an open or IC choke. Assuming you can find it in stock at a reasonable price. You should still pattern it to confirm it works though.
I did test several different brands of 00 in my shotgun and the Federal Flight Control 8 pellet had noticeably tighter patterns without flyers out to 30 yards. My second choice would be Fed Flight control 9 pellet but it started showing the flyer issue by 20 yards. In my shotgun the relatively cheap Fiochi Defense Dynamics 9 pellet worked pretty well out to 20 yards. I’d like to try their 8 pellet version if I can find some cheap. The one buckshot I wouldn’t bother trying is the Winchester Mil Spec. It had a very open pattern even at only 10 yards and I would consider the majority of the pellets to be flyers at 20 yards. I have no idea what the pattern looked like at 30 yards because only 5 hit the giant square of paper I was using and one of those 5 barely nicked the edge.
For ranges past 15 yards or so I think it would be hard for most folks to beat the Fed FC 8 pellet. It is also lower recoiling compared to other options making followup shots easier. I’m still hoping they come back out with the Fed FC #1 buck but they are apparently having issues keeping the pattern as tight as the 00 8 pellet version.
Then I will look for some of the Federal 8 & 9.