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Where to purchase Federal LE132 1B #1 Buck Shot Shells ?

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by GSDenshaw, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. GSDenshaw

    GSDenshaw .410

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    Does anyone have a source for purchasing Federal LE132 1B Shot shells ? I am planning on doing some patterning in the near future and would like to include this round.

    Thank you for any leads you can provide. I have not been able to find this through my regular sources.
  2. yz9890

    yz9890 .270 WIN

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    I look forward to your test results. Good luck finding the tactical flight control in number 1. I think Bigfoot has a case of it in his cabinet. I've seen it online before though and I'll keep my eyes open.
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  3. GSDenshaw

    GSDenshaw .410

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    I have found a supplier for this round, but unfortunately this product is backordered. I was able to purchase #1 Buck shot shells manufactured by Remington and Winchester. Would be great to find Federal #1 Buck for comparison.
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  4. GSDenshaw

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    For anyone who may be interested, I located an individual interested in selling these shells by the sleeve (50 rounds - 10 - 5 round boxes). Unfortunately, he does not wish to ship. If you are in the Tucson, Arizona area he prefers face-to-face transactions. Very limited amount available for sale.

    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?157467-Federal-12-ga-LE132-1B-FTF-Tucson-Az Hope someone can benefit from this.
  5. mbshop

    mbshop .270 WIN

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    Thats to bad. I would love to have some also.
  6. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    In all honesty, since this ammo is advertised as an 1100-fps load and not a 1325-fps load I personally am definitely not interested. But I hope you do eventually find some so that you can pattern test it on paper. Please let us know how it punches thru, okay?

    BTW, I called around to some suppliers yesterday on your behalf and also searched some super-secret online suppliers and I came up with nothing that I could pass forward to you so that you could get some. Wish I could have gotten you connected with some.
  7. GSDenshaw

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    Thank you Nitesite ! I do have some of these shells on order (backorder), but there is no way of knowing when they will be available. I appreciate your efforts !!!
  8. mbshop

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    interesting how after tests have been done it proved to be a good sd load, they became unobtainium in general. i'll just hope for the best with #4 buck for now. I also thank you for your effeorts in locating some.
  9. GSDenshaw

    GSDenshaw .410

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    As far as I know, this is the only 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch #1 Buck load that Federal manufactures. I am of the opinion that its' scarcity is due to limited production more than overwhelming demand.

    I do have a box of Remington #1 Buck and a box of Winchester Super X #1 Buck.

    Just found out that the range where I shoot is planning to build a new area exclusively for shotgun patterning !
  10. GSDenshaw

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    Just an FYI. I finally obtained some Federal LE132-1B #1 Buck Shot Shells. Placed a backorder with Streicher's back in august. Happy to say that they arrived this week !

    Here is a link: http://www.policehq.com/Products/FC-132LE.1B But be forewarned, they have sold through their entire stock !
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  11. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  12. mbshop

    mbshop .270 WIN

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    did you order it and it went to back order or did you put it on the wish list. guess I should do
    the same as you did if I ever expect to get any.
  13. GSDenshaw

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    I placed an order when I knew that it was not in stock (backorder). I saw someone post that they had a backorder since January 2013 and just received there order !!! I got lucky :)
  14. mbshop

    mbshop .270 WIN

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    ok, thanks ! at my age I may die before I got any !
  15. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Moderator

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    I'm definitely interested in how the load patterns, I've always liked the flitecontrol. I've patterned the 00 in the low recoil to 40 yards with impressive results.

    The down side;
    I have on good account from a source I trust, the low recoil load lacks terminal velocity at that range. From a home defense perspective this may never be an issue, but in states where castle law applies to property beyond the walls of your home, it could be a liability.

    In any case, I'm still interested in your findings. Heck, I'd go as far as to help fire some of it for you! :)
  16. Tony617!

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    Nice score. I was able to by a case of LE 132 #1 buckshot a few years ago. I am saving it since I do know if I can ever buy it again.

    I have shot 10 boxes across all of my shotguns.
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  18. Pawpaw

    Pawpaw .30-06 Supporter

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    Thanks! They only have 5 now. :cool:
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  19. mbshop

    mbshop .270 WIN

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    to rich for me right now. whats with the "law enforcement only" shtik ?
  20. Pawpaw

    Pawpaw .30-06 Supporter

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    I'm glad I ordered last night because they're all gone now. :(

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