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  • Remington TAC-14 Recoil Report

    Well...took a Rem Tac-14 out to the creek bottom and tested three type of loads for recoil.

    Now we all understand this is far from scientific, but here is how it went.

    Gentlest recoil was of course the Federal Power-Shok Game Load 2 3/4" 6 shot.

    Next was the Fiocchi Excata Nickle plated 00 Buck Shot 2 3/4"

    Just a tad stiffer was the Federal Power-Shok 2 3/4 #4 Buckshot w/27 pellets.

    When I have time I'll take some NRA Pistol Shilouette Targets out for patterning....

    BUT..... I was bouncing the wadding off a large Oak about 35 feet away....

    Wonder where I can get some shells without the plastic wadding..... like the old shells used to come when began spreading right out the barrel??

    Yes Martha, it has a side saddle for 4 additional rounds....

    Nice thing is.....my 500 has a stiffer recoil.
    "I am, therefore I\'ll Think."- John Galt "Atlas Shrugged"

    "Arguing with a Marine is like wrestling with a Pig. Everyone gets dirty, but the Pig loves it."

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    There may be some not plastic wads in BP shells, I don't know. I can say that in the last 20 years I've not seen a factory shell without plastic. You might be able to roll some of your own wadless, but why? A bad guy at 35 feet is gonna have a LOT more to worry about than a red mark from the wad.
    -Remote locations are cheap insurance.
    -There are two kinds of ships: Submarines and targets

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ghrit View Post
      There may be some not plastic wads in BP shells, I don't know. I can say that in the last 20 years I've not seen a factory shell without plastic. You might be able to roll some of your own wadless, but why? A bad guy at 35 feet is gonna have a LOT more to worry about than a red mark from the wad.
      Valid Point but the tighter the group, the more time to point and click..... a bit of spread removes having to directly aim....

      I'll test that theory once I do the actual target test on distance and patterns.....

      I could be wrong, and I have been before.... just saying...
      "I am, therefore I\'ll Think."- John Galt "Atlas Shrugged"

      "Arguing with a Marine is like wrestling with a Pig. Everyone gets dirty, but the Pig loves it."

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      • #4
        Wagering the pattern will be fine, exactly what you would expect should you have some paper wads.

        I noticed the wad was hitting the target when last patterned my 11-87 (turkey choke) with turkey loads. I started at 25 yards and worked out to 40. the wad did not connect after 30 yards. The pattern was just like you would have expected. At 40 yards you have to be much more exact in your aim. With a human sized target the recipient of said pellets is probably gonna have a bad day anyway. today's loads are brutal.

        If I had this kind of rounds when I was shooting at geese I maybe would have killed more than 1 every 40 or 50 shots

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        • #5
          I really want one of them I like the one with the wood furniture.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mortis View Post
            BUT..... I was bouncing the wadding off a large Oak about 35 feet away....

            Wonder where I can get some shells without the plastic wadding..... like the old shells used to come when began spreading right out the barrel??

            Yes Martha, it has a side saddle for 4 additional rounds....

            Nice thing is.....my 500 has a stiffer recoil.
            You can still buy fiber wads with no cup or plastic wads with no cup. You can cut petals off of shot cups. If that's not a big enough pattern you can buy spreader wads to insert into shot. https://www.precisionreloading.com/cart.php#!c=334 Of course, all of these require a press and loading supplies.

            There are also spreader rounds available. https://www.cabelas.com/product/Hert...ls/1606220.uts and https://www.brownells.com/ammunition...prod43140.aspx

            And some spreader reviews: https://bbs.shootingsportsman.com/sh...Spreader-Loads


            Last edited by Rockydog; 05-25-2018, 21:04.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rockydog View Post

              You can still buy fiber wads with no cup or plastic wads with no cup. You can cut petals off of shot cups. If that's not a big enough pattern you can buy spreader wads to insert into shot. https://www.precisionreloading.com/cart.php#!c=334 Of course, all of these require a press and loading supplies.
              Yeah RD... was considering an inexpensive Lee loader to play with.

              One type of shot I took a liking too years ago and that was BB......

              I do have some Federal #4 Buckshot (27 pellets per shell)....

              It may be a month or more before I can get back to this, but I will post results.
              "I am, therefore I\'ll Think."- John Galt "Atlas Shrugged"

              "Arguing with a Marine is like wrestling with a Pig. Everyone gets dirty, but the Pig loves it."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rockydog View Post

                You can still buy fiber wads with no cup or plastic wads with no cup. You can cut petals off of shot cups. If that's not a big enough pattern you can buy spreader wads to insert into shot. https://www.precisionreloading.com/cart.php#!c=334 Of course, all of these require a press and loading supplies.

                There are also spreader rounds available. https://www.cabelas.com/product/Hert...ls/1606220.uts and https://www.brownells.com/ammunition...prod43140.aspx

                And some spreader reviews: https://bbs.shootingsportsman.com/sh...Spreader-Loads

                Thanks Rocky....
                "I am, therefore I\'ll Think."- John Galt "Atlas Shrugged"

                "Arguing with a Marine is like wrestling with a Pig. Everyone gets dirty, but the Pig loves it."

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                • #9
                  Well after doing a little research...... I need a Shotgun Reloading manual!!

                  Any suggestions?
                  "I am, therefore I\'ll Think."- John Galt "Atlas Shrugged"

                  "Arguing with a Marine is like wrestling with a Pig. Everyone gets dirty, but the Pig loves it."

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                  • #10
                    Brownells has them on sale this weekend $299

                    https://www.brownells.com/firearms/s...VUtja1ZYIn0%3D

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mortis View Post
                      Well after doing a little research...... I need a Shotgun Reloading manual!!

                      Any suggestions?
                      Lyman's #5 Shotshell reloading manual, available thru Amazon for 20 frns. Shameless plug: Go thru SM if you can. Won't save you a penny, but will contribute to site ops.
                      -Remote locations are cheap insurance.
                      -There are two kinds of ships: Submarines and targets

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                      • #12
                        Being a lefty I had to go with the Mossberg 590 shockwave.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Nodakjohns View Post
                          Being a lefty I had to go with the Mossberg 590 shockwave.
                          I got a hell of a buy on the Remington through Davidson's, so I bought it, but thinking about a Mossy in 20ga for Momma.
                          "I am, therefore I\'ll Think."- John Galt "Atlas Shrugged"

                          "Arguing with a Marine is like wrestling with a Pig. Everyone gets dirty, but the Pig loves it."

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                          • #14
                            Glad to hear you got a good deal on yours. I won mine at a DU banquet. I considered the 20 gauge but I have a few cases of 12 yet so I didn't need any ammo. I am going to try out the mini shells at some point as I also ordered the adapter for them.

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