Remington Express Buckshot (2 3/4″ #00) Review

Remington Buckshot

Remington 870 shotguns are used for a variety of purposes such as hunting and home defense. The only problem novices seem to have is choosing the right ammunition to use with their shotgun. If you’re shooting birds, then you probably think of birdshot because the word “bird” is in the name. If you want to hunt deer, then you probably figure slugs are the best. But there is a third option called “buckshot” that is shotshell which can be used for hunting and home defense.

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Remington Slugger Slugs

Remington Slugger

Remington is a popular shotgun brand that has been around for almost one hundred years. People love to use Remington shotguns for all kinds of shooting activities such as hunting, target shooting, and even home defense. The type of ammunition they use will typically depend on what they plan to use their shotgun for. If they are going to go out and shoot ducks, then you would use birdshot. You would use buckshot for home defense. However, if you plan on hunting bigger animals like deer, then you’ll want to use slugs with your Remington 870 shotgun. Slugs are the deadliest form of ammunition and they are quicker to kill a target than birdshot or buckshot.

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Reloading Shotgun Ammo at Home (Best Press, Molds) UPDATED 2020

Shotshell Reloading

Shotgun Ammo Reloading at Home

Shotgun ammunition is unique because you can reload the shells at home if you have the right equipment available. This certainly beats paying $20 for 10 rounds of shotgun shells that you will go through within an hour. If you are a hunter who frequently goes shooting or if you simply like to target practice with your shotgun then you need to learn how to reload shells at home.

In the beginning, it will require an upfront investment for purchasing the reloading machine and the shells that you will be loading up. If you already have existing shells then that’s fine too. Just make sure you have high quality shells made by a reputable manufacturer such as Remington, Winchester, Rio, etc. Between their durable plastic cases and brass heads, they will give you plenty of reloads before they are worn out. Some gun clubs may even sell empty shells over the internet at very affordable prices too. So there are a lot of options out there for obtaining shells. As for the loader, these cost between $50 and $100. This is a very minimal investment when you consider how much money it will save you on purchasing more shotgun shells.

There are five components to a shotgun shell that you will need; the hull, gunpowder, pellets, wad and primer. Then you’ll want either a progressive loader or a single-stage loader to load the shells with the birdshot, buckshot or slugs. A progressive loader is a machine that can reload many shells at the same time. All you have to do is take a little bit of time setting up the machine with the necessary components. With the single stage machine, there is only one step to set it up and then each time you pull the handle it produces one shotgun shell. Make sure you read the manual on the loader to learn exactly how to use the machine because different models have different instructions. The type of loading machine you purchase should depend on what you will need it for. If you are just using a shotgun for self defense and don’t intend on shooting it very often then go with a single stage machine. But if you are a hunter who plans on shooting many rounds of ammunition on a regular basis then you’ll want a progressive loader that can reload shells much faster.

Shotgun ammunition reloading is when you fill the empty shotshells back up with the elements that make them work such as primer, gunpowder, pellets, wad and so on. Users often want to do this to save money from having to purchase the expensive factory preloaded shells. However, the hardest part for a newbie is learning how to perform the shell reloading process. It requires someone who can give great attention to every minute detail. This will ensure that the ammunition you prepare is safe and reliable for shooting from your shotgun.

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How to Find out if Remington Model 870 Shotgun has a Magnum Receiver?

Remington 870 Police Magnum

You are probably familiar with how Remington 870 shotguns are made with different gauges. The most common gauge in the model 870 is the 12-gauge. This measures the diameter of the barrel. But what you may not realize is the length of the shells is also as critical to consider as their diameter. If you have 3 inches or 2 ¾ inches shells then you need a magnum receiver that can handle it. Of course, the barrel also has to be equipped to handle up to 3-inch long shells. If it is then you can fire them as long as you have a magnum receiver.

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Exotic 12 Gauge Ammo Review, Part 2

Armor Piercing Incendiary Shotgun Round in Action

Part 1: Exotic 12 Gauge Ammo Review, Part 1

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!

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RIO Royal Star Slug Review

RIO Royal Star Slug

If you are looking for accuracy in your shotgun slugs then you can’t go wrong with the Rio Royal Star Slug. With distances up to 100 yards away, you will be able to get good and stable results from firing your shotgun at a potential target. But what is really interesting about the Rio slug is that it uses a plastic wad and lead projectile to make its trajectories as accurate as they are. If you are a competitive shooter or merely a hunter who frequently fires their shotgun then you will want the very best slugs available. The Rio Royal Star Slug is top of the line and I recommended it for the Remington 870 shotgun.

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RIO Royal Buck Buckshot Ammo Review

RIO Royal Buckshot

RIO Royal Buck Buckshot Ammo Review

RIO Royal Buckshot
RIO Royal Buckshot

This is review of the RIO Royal Buck. This is buckshot I used in shotgun buckshot pattern test.

This is good buckshot ammunition but it has wide shot pattern because it doesn’t have container wad. Actually, the shell is clear and it is easy to see what’s inside. but here is what you can find inside the shell:

RIO Royal Buck, Inside Shell
RIO Royal Buck, Inside Shell

The shotshell has smokeless powder. It looks like green/brown rounded flakes.

RIO Royal Buck is good ammunition when you need wide shot pattern.

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