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post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-03-2007, 07:02 PM
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my uncle was an infantry man in the army .we went shooting one day he pulled out a 4x8 piece of paneling.,he showed me what double ought buck does at 10'.needless to say i was convinced.

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #12 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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How big is the largest commercially available buckshot?

That is what caliber are the pellets and how much does each weigh?
I was just wondering if anyone on the forum was aware of the answer?

The Dixie Tri-Ball buckshot load contains three .60 caliber, 315 grain hard cast lead "pellets." This load, moving out at 1100 to 1200 depending on length, has got to be the biggest commercial buckshot out there. That 945 grain payload is right at 2.25 ounces!
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post #13 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-24-2007, 10:03 AM
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i didn't. i do now though
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post #14 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-25-2007, 10:58 AM
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My Gawd,
That'd be like shootin three slugs outta one shell.Don't think my old shoulder could stand up.But talk about your knock down power.

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You won't Believe the tight patterns.

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Last Year I started testing the standard Dixie Slugs brand 3 inch Tri-Ball II buckshot loads through may 870 Express with a 26" barrel. Using a Briley extended Full choke tube (.695 exit diameter), three consecutive shots at a measured 40 yards put all 9 of the .60 caliber pellets into a 6.5 inch pattern! Better yet the pattern centered just 2 inches above the point of hold using just the bead and vent rib for sights!

This year, I tried some of Dixie's new Tri-Ball III buckshot. This is a 3.5" 12 bore load with three 315 grain hardened lead .60 caliber pellets. The velocity increased from 1050 fps from the 3" Tri-Ball II to just under 1200 fps with the 2 1/4 ounce payload. In my 870 Express Super Mag with a 26" tube and the same Briley choke the patterns were even tighter. Some as tight as 3 inches at a measured 40 yards. Although most patterns hovered just under 5 inches. The crazy thing is this load also hits just above the point of aim with the bead on the vent rib barrel!


This load ought to slap down any buck or hog running in the thick stuff. This has got to be the biggest most penetrating buckshot load ever stuffed in a 12 bore hull.

This is the tightest full choke pattern fired at 40 yards on an 8" bullseye.
The worst patterns were not much larger.


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By the way: Dixie Slugs only sells direct to the hunter. Type Dixie Slugs into your search engine.
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post #17 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-09-2007, 10:08 PM
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just curious what states its legal to use buckshot on deer in?
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post #18 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 01:42 PM
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Mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #19 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 06:17 AM
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Dixie Tri Ball has 3 shot in a 3" shell that are.600, 60 calibur.
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post #20 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 07:46 PM
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you can use buckshot in michigan!

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