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andresere
January 17, 2015, 13:08
Remington markets buckshot in three different 'packages'. First, just Buckshot. Then Magnum Buckshot, then Express Magnum Buckshot.
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Here's my dilemma. When I first bought my shotgun, I picked up buckshot along with it. When I got it home, I noticed that the box said Magnum Buckshot. It looked just like normal buckshot, and was not all green like Express Magnum Buckshot is. The magnum Buckshot actually has a lower FPS than the Buckshot does (1225 vs 1325). Reading the barrel of my shotgun, nothing on it says Magnum, just that it is capable of 2 3/4" or 3" loads.

Express Magnum are magnum loads, right? Are Magnum Buckshot only labeled so for eye appeal, or are they a true magnum round? Am I gonna blow myself up when I try to blow up a home invader?:facepalm: The shotgun is a Weatherby PA-459.

SAFN49
January 17, 2015, 18:15
Magnum loads in shotguns are the payload (weight) of the shot or slug. It has nothing to do with velocity. You are fine shooting magnums in the length chamber on the bbl. 2 3/4" in 2 3/4", 3" in 3".

tdb59
January 17, 2015, 18:26
Magnum loads in shotguns are the payload (weight) of the shot or slug. It has nothing to do with velocity. You are fine shooting magnums in the length chamber on the bbl. 2 3/4" in 2 3/4", 3" in 3".

True.

Standard 2-3/4 " 00 Buck is 9 pellets

Magnum 2-3/4 " 00 buck is 12 pellets

3 " Magnum 00 Buck is 15 pellets

The difference in recoil will be noticeable...




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andresere
January 17, 2015, 18:34
As long as it isn't 'blow my ass up noticeable' I'm good with that. If you don't hear anything from me, you will know that I blew my ass up. :uhoh:

Popacap
January 17, 2015, 19:32
Just don't shoot 3 1/2" shells in it and you should be good to go.

andresere
January 22, 2015, 06:15
Thanks every body.

MACV
January 22, 2015, 21:54
Magnum buckshot has more pellets and more powder to push the extra pellets. Thats why magnums kick so much more. It's all a matter of preference. Some guys swear that all they need is birdshot for home defense. I won't drag this thread into that old argument. Personally I prefer standard "O" buck or number 1 buck for all around use. But I dont think you can go wrong with the old stand by "OO" buck. YMMV