- May 7, 2023
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- U.S. Virginia
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I’ve used it on deer as well as Winchester copper plated - No performance difference vs regular lead assuming same pellet size & velosity.....but the pellets look pretty. I think buckshot is buckshot - lead is lead - only significant difference is when Tungston or Hevishot pellets are used and they do penetrate much better. Inside of 20 yards they all work but farther then that and lead buckshot is less consistent...after 40 yards NONE can be relied upon for deer. I was hired by a farmer to do “deer control” on a State issued Depredation Permit (his corn crops were sustaining heavy damage). Shot 20-40 deer each Summer & early Fall on his 70 acre farm - year after year and it ONLY Shotguns were allowed by the State. Used 12ga 000 buckshot the first 2 years then switched to Slug gun. Inside of 20 yrds the 000 buck was impressive (knocked deer off their feet) but inconsistent over 30 yrds (killed them but they often ran off). The scoped slug gun was very reliable out to 100 -110 yrds.Bit of a detour...but what is the hornady nickel plated buckshot like?....bought a box but can't remember what written on box as to which one it is....can't check as it's back at ranch....