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Best place to buy 12GA buckshot in bulk for defense?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Topper, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Topper

    Topper Seattle, WA Member

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    Anyone know the where to find the best deals for a case of 12GA buckshot? And any recommendations on brands are welcome..

    So far i've found ammoman just got this back in stock-
    FEDERAL TACTICAL 00 BUCKSHOT - 250rd for $199

    That seems like real premium stuff. I noticed S&B and Wolf 250 rd cases for sale at J&Gsales for about 2/3rds the price though. I'll also be swinging by SAA at the wac show tomorrow to see what they have on hand...

    I have zero experience with shotgun ammo as I just recently got my first shotgun (super nova). So any help on where to buy is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    When I bought my new FN SLP I bought a case of 1,000 S & B 12 pellet 00 buck to tuck away for it. It's between 2 & 3/4 and 3 inch in length and packs a hefty payload. The rolled shell mouth makes them pretty worthless for most reloading purposes, but they are inexpensive and hard hitting with a decent and even spread
     
  3. Topper

    Topper Seattle, WA Member

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  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Exact same stuff but mine came in 25 rd boxes, 250 rd sub cases, 1K total. That's a pretty good price on S & B, I would go for it. Shipping isn't going to be cheap though, buckshot is heavy

    I do reload but mostly slugs and I use a case that is 1 X heavy birdshot load that I use for target shooting/practice
     
  5. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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  6. Topper

    Topper Seattle, WA Member

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    SAA had Rio full powered 00 buck 250rd cases for $140... picked me up one of those for now... :D

    came out to the same price ammo to go would cost once shipping was factored in..

    thx all for the pointers!