Exotic 12 Gauge Ammo Review, Part 3

Part 2: Exotic 12 Gauge Ammo Review, Part 2

Thanks to Charles Wolf from Wolf Hill Trading Co. for the ammunition provided for tests.
You can buy all the exotic shotgun ammunition on the following website: http://www.wolfhilltradingco.com

Special thanks to Tommy Geraci, one of the blog readers for making this review!

12 Gauge M855 Shotgun Rounds

12 Gauge M855 Shotgun Round
12 Gauge M855 Shotgun Round

The M855 utilizes 40 tungsten steel cores out of the SS109 5.56 round. This is a lighter load with minimal wall penetration and nice spread. This round can stop any intruder while also being somewhat home defense friendly. If your looking for a home defense round check into the M855.

12 Gauge M855 Shotgun Round Pattern
12 Gauge M855 Shotgun Round Pattern

The M855 has a spread of approximately 13X6” at 15 feet. This round I would consider using for home defense, due to the fact that the M855 cores are designed to tumble upon impact slowing them down substantially and further reduces the possibility for over penetration.

Incendiary Slug Shotgun Rounds

Incendiary Slug Shotgun Rounds
Incendiary Slug Shotgun Rounds

The incendiary slug also known as dragons slug, makes use of a lead slug topped with an incendiary tip.

Incendiary Slug Shotgun Round in Action
Incendiary Slug Shotgun Round in Action

A flash from the tip of the Incendiary Slug could not be seen upon impact. However, this shot was taken around dusk so I can’t rule it a total failure. It could have been that it wasn’t dark enough outside to see any of the pyrotechnics. I will have to conduct another test on it at a later time.

Afterword

These rounds are not legal in all states be sure to check outhttp://www.wolfhilltradingco.com to learn more.

All the exotic rounds reviewed above are chambered in 12 gauge 2 3/4’’ shot shells and can be shot out of a barrel equipped with an improved cylinder, modified, or tactical choke.

(NOTE: It is highly recommended that the flechette round be fired out of an improved cylinder for greater performance). For any further questions you may have please contact wolfhilltradingco.com. (The barrel used to create this review is an improved cylinder factory Remington 870 barrel).

You can buy all the exotic shotgun ammunition on the following website: http://www.wolfhilltradingco.com

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Vitaly Pedchenko

My name is Vitaly Pedchenko, I started this blog and forum to share information, tips, photos, and advice about the Remington 870 shotgun, accessories, and upgrades. Now I also own AR-15 rifle and MP5 pistol caliber carbine. I am firearms instructor, competitive shooter and IPSC Range Officer. I participate in practical shooting and 3-Gun competitions because they are the best way for me to test equipment and upgrades under stress. I am member of the PRACTICA shooting club. I also participate in REAGO, which provides Tactical Combat Casualty Care training. The main purpose of the Rem870.com blog and forum is to have a compilation of information about the Remington 870 shotgun in one organized, accessible place.

3 thoughts on “Exotic 12 Gauge Ammo Review, Part 3

  • 03.04.2020 at 22:42
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    This is an excellent overview of some very exotic shotgun ammo, I really enjoyed your rundown. Real world testing is great. Reminds me of the boxoftruth website back in the day.
    You might want to try dixie slugs tri ball 3″ for something very unique.

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  • 21.11.2020 at 09:24
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    Great Again……you highlight some great Exotic Ammo !!!

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