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12 GA mini shells

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by Iagent, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Komodoj

    Komodoj .270 WIN

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    Too rich for my blood. I buy these here to play with!!!


    https://www.wholesalehunter.com/Product/Details/11140855
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  2. Ghmann

    Ghmann .270 WIN

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  3. klink

    klink Copper BB

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    Gander outdoors is running a sale on mini's as we speak.
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  4. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett .30-06 Supporter

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    Just for grins.....I hit that cap block from about 16 ft with a mini slug.
    Listed at .88 oz and 1250 fps. I don`t think I would take `em bear hunting but around the house they should be a decent little problem solver....

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  5. Elbert Garrett

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    Just for grins.....I set one gallon of water behind a little piece of corrugated metal and hit it with a Federal #4 mini buck from about 16 ft. It punched a 2 1/2" hole and made the water bottle jump up about 22" and out of the frame.

    It`s Science! :)



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  6. Sniffler

    Sniffler .270 WIN

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    The Federal mini buck is what my Shockwave is loaded with now. They may not be quite as powerful as 2 3/4 but there's more of them in the gun. :sniper:
  7. Ghmann

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    I'm still using the Aquila buckshot mini shells. They are loaded with 7 #4 buck pellets and 4 #1 pellets. I might try some of the Federal mini shells tho. They look like they keep a pretty tight pattern, maybe tighter than the Aquila.
  8. Elbert Garrett

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    Federal Shorty Slug vs Pumpkin-1 gallon water-Cap Block

    At about 16 feet it pretty much punched a hole straight through the pumpkin, water and bounce off the cap block...



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    :) it`s Science
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  9. Elbert Garrett

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    Slinging dinks! :) Mini slugs vs about 8.34 lbs of ice from 16ft....

    The Aguila passed straight through and fell off to the side and the Federal stopped at about 4 inches.
    Either one of these one be a viable option for HD in close quarters. :) It`s Science!






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  10. Bobster

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    You certainly know how to make a mess, Elbert! :D Nice write up! :)
  11. sackettboys

    sackettboys Copper BB

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    That's a great write & report, thanks.
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  12. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett .30-06 Supporter

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    Federal #4 shorty vs 2 layers of denim and 8 lbs of ice @ 16ft



    One load of Federal`s #4 buckshot had a spread of 2.75" and cut a ragged hole in that ice and stopped about 3 inches in. I was able to recover all but one pellet. It`s less than 2 inches from the surface of the skin to the outer surface of the heart so Federal`s Shorty #4 is more than enough to stop the threat in close quarters.

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  13. Ghmann

    Ghmann .270 WIN

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    So, bought a hundred rounds of the Federal Shorty buckshot. Haven't had a chance to shoot any of it yet. The Federal rounds are actually slightly longer than the Aquila mini shells, maybe 1/8th inch. I think they may have slightly more velocity tho.
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  14. dogfoot

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  15. dogfoot

    dogfoot .410

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    I ordered some Federal from SG Ammo on Friday. The tracking shows it will be here Monday, (3 days). That’s how to run a business!

    Dog
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  16. Elbert Garrett

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    They`re about 80 miles West of me and I`ve placed several orders with them, great family operated business!
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  17. Ghmann

    Ghmann .270 WIN

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    SGammo is GTG. I like Target Sports USA also.
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  18. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett .30-06 Supporter

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    It's a new day in a new month, in a new year and in a new decade , so I felt obliged to start it off with a bang!

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    Mini buckshot from 21 feet....

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    The Federal #4 averaged about 4" at 21`
    The NSI 00 averaged about 3.75" at 21`

    Both are a pleasure to shoot, the NSI hits a little harder and doesn`t require the opsol mini shell adapter......

    Projectile launcher used was a Mav 88 w/ 20" barrel and w/ Hogue PG.....
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  19. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Great start to the new month, year, decade Elbert.
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