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Semi auto shotgun and ammo - help

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by mouse, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. mouse

    mouse Pacific Northwest Active Member

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    I just received my FN SLP. MMMMMMM! It sure is nice. I wont have a chance to test her out for a while, but I would like to get some bulk ammo for the heck of it. I suppose the best route to take would be to try a little of everything and see what the shotgun likes, but I really want to get my hands on at least 500 rounds of 00 buck just to have on hand. This guy lives close to me so shipping is pretty cheap, what do you think is the best of the bunch. Remington versus Rio Royal versus Federal 00 buck. I'm not familiar with shotgun ammo, so I would appreciate the advice. The Rio Royal seems to be the cheapest, but I also want quality. thanks guys!
    Shotgun Ammunition for Sale at Surplusammo.com
     
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  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    running wolf or other cheapo ammo in your FN is akin to putting KumHo tires on your Ferrari.
     
  3. mouse

    mouse Pacific Northwest Active Member

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    What about the other two? Any good? Do you have any ammo recommendations? I'm new to the shotgun world. thanks. :)
     
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  4. jmurray192

    jmurray192 wilsonville oregon Active Member

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    If im not mistaken you can pick up that same box of rio for 1.99 at aim. Seems way over priced
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Shotgun ammo is generally less than quality rifle and handgun ammo so why not use Remington, Winchester or Federal. You could not pay me take wolf ammo of any type!
     
  6. mouse

    mouse Pacific Northwest Active Member

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    Thanks for the Tip!
     
  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I personally recommend Federal Premium 9 Pellets - 00 Buck Vital-Shok with FLITECONTROL / #PFC154 00
     
  8. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    federal or winchester are good choices, I prefer winchester AA
     
  9. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    If you just want it to have it, buy the cheapest you can find or whatever brand you think will look good on a shelf. No telling whether you and the gun will both like it until you actually try it.
     
  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I bought a case (4 ~ 250 ct sub cases) of the S & B 12 pellet 00 buck and my SLP seems to dig it. For slugs I mostly use my hand cast handloads

    For target shooting I use the Remington hi brass duck loads when I find them on sale at big 5, then reload them into my slugs
     
  11. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the S&B 12-pellet 00. It's a great value.
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Plus you get 3 to 4 extra 00 pellets vs most 00 shells. The powder is a bit stinky but I bet most will never notice it if they are in a fight. The bad guys will notice those extra pellets :cool: