How Does Buckshot Perform at 50 Yards?

By Woody published on in Ammunition, Firearms

Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing recently conducted an eye-opening ballistic gelatin test of buckshot at 50 yards distance. The rounds were shot from a Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun with a 20-inch barrel length and full choke. This video shows the results.

Ammunition Tested

# Pellets
Federal (F127 4B)
#4 Buckshot
2 3/4″
Federal Tactical (LE132 00)
00 Buckshot
Hevi-Shot Dead Coyote (42209)
Hornady Critical Defense (86240)
Remington Express (12B000)
000 Buckshot



Have you tested buckshot at 50 yards? Share your results with us in the comment section.

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Comments (11)

  • oldfood


    I just found this; thank you! The application referred to here is exactly the one I was looking for and also the exact distances: perfect! I’ll have to find out if my shotgun will accept a choke to tighten up the pattern as none of us can afford new guns.


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