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Ammunition Performance Reviews

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by Rossignol, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    I'll add links in this post to different load types that have been reviewed on Mossberg Owners.

    Take the reviews for what they are. They arent a gaurantee of perfromance, but should give you an idea or expectation of a given load.

    As always, I encourage you to test any ammo you have. Conduct your own pattern tests, group slugs... Individual barrel/ammo combinations can produce crazy drastic results. So dont sue me if my 590A1 20" VCS patterns differently than your 500 26" VR full choked field gun. Cuz I dont have anything! :D And definitely dont stake your safety on patterns you see on the interwebz. Use the reviews and evaluations as a tool to help you make an educated decision.

    More performance evaluations will be added over time, like Lightfield Less Lethal for example, or Hornady TAP Light Magnum 00 buckshot.

    Additionally, take the time to use the search feature in the header to the right if you dont see what youre lookin for. You may find that its been done already, but feel free to add to reviews, your own patterns and with what gun.

    I'll add here also, we dont tend to make claims without pics to back them up.

    Links will be goin up soon!!! :D

    00 Buck;
    Federal, Hornady, Winchester, Remington, Rio Royal

    00 Buck Reviewed
    00 Buck Testing
    RIO OO buckshot VS. Federal Tactical LE132
    My short test of RIO OO and Hornady Critical Defense
    Federal 00 Buck FliteControl

    Federal Premium:
    Federal Premium 2 1/2 .410 000 Buck *Plus Video*
    Federal Personal Defense w/ FliteControl Wad

    Winchester:
    Winchester Supreme Elite PDX1 (Buck & Ball)

    Hornady:
    *Video Review* Hornady Critical Defense 00 Buck

    Slugs;
    Centurion, NobelSport

    Nobelsport & Centurion .650 range report
    DDupleks
    Monolit 28 Steel Slugs

    Rifled Slugs;
    Hornady

    Hornady 12 ga. Rifled Slug, 300 gr. FTX

    By Firearm;
    930 SPX, 18.5" Barrel

    930 SPX Pattern Test 00 Buck & Turkey Load
    590A1, 18.5" Barrel
    Remmy Slugs vs Federal TruBall Slugs
  2. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Damn, I need sleep. I thought you wrote that we sometimes take pics to back up our findings...

    Whaah? We can actually post photographs here on this gun board?

    :)

    Good thread Rossignol! This should grow exponentially!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Thanks! I hope to see it grow and I really like getting folks involved with their firearms/ammunition choices.

    And yeah, pics are good. In fact, I wont add to the list any links that dont contain photo documentation. It not only helps us to have a visual and measurable evidence, it also helps to prevent baseless arguement. Not that we dont have a remarkable group and community here, but the site is growing and there are new comers everyday that I want to see join in constructive projects and discussions.

    I think MO has been fortunate to have so many voluntarily conduct their own testing and reviews and also to publish thier findings. While we dont have a specific set of rules for testing, all I ask is that the individual provide needed information, like the range, the gun, barrel length and of course the load. Load ballistics are also a plus. (eg. Mossberg 500 .410 24" VR fixed full choke, 10 yards, Federal Handgun 2 1/2" 000 buck... and I forget off hand the muzzle velocity).

    I'll add the links under the first post, likely start sorting through them tonight!
  4. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    I have begun adding links, but there are a handful more yet!

    NiteSite, you may recognize one of them under the 00 buck links. ;) Its the thread from THR I originally contacted you about I guess nearly a year ago?
  5. Gunner

    Gunner .270 WIN

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    I'd like to see a performance eval done one Estate buck and slug. It's made in the US and is relatively inexpensive. From what I gather at vendor sites such as midway USA, cabelas etc. Online purchasers seem to like the stuff. Occasionally it goes on sale at cabelas for 15 bucks a box (25) and that is what I find attractive. Price wise it beats the buck plus a pop name brand stuff. Yet is it as good?
  6. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Gunner, I havent had occasion to try those yet. Is the buck and slug loaded together in a single load?

    By all means, if you get a chance, get some and do a write up and I'll add a link for it here. I'm lining up a few others right now for patterning;

    Hornady Light Magnum 00 Buck
    Winchester Magnum 12 pellet 00 Buck
    And maybe Remington

    I want also to get Hornady Critical Defense 00 in the near future.
  7. Gunner

    Gunner .270 WIN

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    Hehehe..
    They are seperate. Estate is a US company that makes, bird shot, 00 Buck, #4 Buck and rifled Slug. The last box of Estate shells I bought was 25 rounds of 00 Buck for $11.49 (on sale). Which I thought was a pretty darn good price!
  8. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Its a decent price for premium stuff, I'd like to see how they pattern.

    The only place I know of to get them is my LGS up here. The one in cincy doesnt carry them.
  9. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Just updated the original post to include the recent review of the Centurion and NobelSport side x side with pics by, our very own BenSamp!

    I know there are others on here I have missed and havent found, if you know of them... please let me know and I'll get them added!
  10. Gunner

    Gunner .270 WIN

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    Estate is a subsidiary of the ATK sporting ammunition division. I can't say it's a "premium" brand yet ATK has quite a few of the "big" names in the sporting industry in it's stable. It's worth a google :)

    I haven't forgot about doing the Estate ammo test with photos, though it may be this spring before I can get around to it.
  11. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    No worries Gunner, I'm still looking forward to it!!!

    I have a few things in my ammo box I havent been able to try yet either... Just kinda the way it goes man! ;)
  12. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    I have had really good results with Brenneke K.O. slugs and Brenneke 3" Black Magic Magnums! Once I get a new sight setup on my shotgun I will have to do some serious shooting to get groupings, and "post pictures to back up my findings" :mrgreen:

    I have noticed my mossy specifically can't hit the broad side of a barn with Winchester Super-X, nor does it like Remington Sluggers. Brenneke slugs are the best I have found, really would like to try out those Ddupleks Monolit you have linked above!


    Anyone have further experience with that manufacturer and ammo?

    http://www.ammotogo.com is having a sale on DDupleks ammunition, all of it is near 50% off!

    http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/index.php?cPath=120_259_206&sort=2a&filter_id=53
  13. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Sounds good to me Itsricmo!

    I havent used any of those, though there are some on here who have I'm certain. You may find some info via the search at the top right of the page!

    I'd def be interested in what ever you find and if you begin a thread, I'll add a link here! ;)
  14. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    MY OWN LINK!!!! WOO! haha.. Yeah I am waiting to get a good rail to mount some optics on. I ordered some ammo and it should be on it's way!
  15. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    :D Awesome! Though I really dislike the waiting part...

    Yep, you own link, right here on the premier Mossberg firearms forum!

    We have a section for optics and mounting solutions too! Check under the "Optics" subforum!!! ;)
  16. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    I have already posted in one, something like: "Rails/Optics Mounts"... I have purchased an AIM-Sports full length rail, gonna co-witness an Aimpoint with magpul BUIS and see what results I get
  17. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    :lol: My bad... I do remember you asking about the rails!
  18. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    Yeah some where in that sub forum you asked and so did Oli. The OP has a "Finally... Finished I Think" that has a picture of it in Desert Tan.. I'll try to find it
  19. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Works for me! ;)

    Getting ready to add some more Hornady ammo to the reviews! :D
  20. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    Woo! I used Hornady SST in a Pardner Tracker II my first year hunting.. group awesome at 50yds but I swear them dang things were scared of deer!!! Missed 3 good shots between 35 and 40 yards... :lol:

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