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Hi guys just bought this Charles Daly shotgun as an additional HD guns..this will be my first shotgun i have never ever fired a shotgun..any suggestions on what ammo/shells should i use??any tips??I went the affordable way on this one..

 

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3 1/4" Magnum 1 1/2 oz slugs

That should get the job done.

But it really depends on your application.

Skeet, doves, tree rats - #6-#8 bird shot
Home invader - #4 to 00 Buckshot
Deers - 1-1 1/4 oz Rifled Slugs

How much did the Daly set you back? I shot a 1911 by them and it wasn't too bad.
 

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it was only 218..
3 1/4" Magnum 1 1/2 oz slugs

That should get the job done.

But it really depends on your application.

Skeet, doves, tree rats - #6-#8 bird shot
Home invader - #4 to 00 Buckshot
Deers - 1-1 1/4 oz Rifled Slugs

How much did the Daly set you back? I shot a 1911 by them and it wasn't too bad.
 

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3 1/4" Magnum 1 1/2 oz slugs

That should get the job done.

But it really depends on your application.

Skeet, doves, tree rats - #6-#8 bird shot
Home invader - #4 to 00 Buckshot
Deers - 1-1 1/4 oz Rifled Slugs

How much did the Daly set you back? I shot a 1911 by them and it wasn't too bad.
3 1/2 " magnum you mean. :D ...and that would be mean. funny, but mean. :lol:
 

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I tried 3" 00 buck shells in my 18" Rem 870. Once. I will never hurt myself like that again.

I'm a wuss when it comes to recoil, I admit it. I stock a variety of ammo - low-recoil 00 buck is my main SD load. There really isn't much of a velocity difference between regular vs. LR so I don't know if the low-recoil stuff is way less effective, don't have any experience with using it on anything but paper targets. I do prefer shooting the low-recoil stuff, easier follow-up shots.

I also have some #4/#5 lead turkey shot on hand if I ever need to do some shooting where collateral damage might be an issue. I also have some slugs in case I ever need to stop a truck or blow through heavy cover. I don't forsee ever using anything but the 00 buck in a SD situation, but ya never know and it's fun to go out to the range and see what the different types of ammo can do.
 

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Like our semi-autos, our pump action shotguns feature receivers machined from blocks of aluminum making them extremely lightweight, incredibly strong and capable of handling 2¾" and 3" shells.
i got this strait from there site

DO NOT SHOT 3 1/2" SHELLS THREW IT!
 

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yah i know i just bought 2 3/4 shot shells, i will just try one box of the target load and then 1 box of 00 buckshot to see how can i handle the recoil..i have nver shot a shotgun before so this will be interesting, I will try to take some vids so you guys can make fun of me;):).
i got this strait from there site

DO NOT SHOT 3 1/2" SHELLS THREW IT!
 

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1st time shooting my shotgun!!

hi guys as i promised I took a video of me trying my shotgun:), Its my first time shooting one so be gentle with the comments:smile:..here are my shots with the 00 buck shells..I must say I had a blast(no fun intended) but I will probably just shoot it once a month becs i'm a big whuuz on recoil;);)..I can compare it to shooting an 30 06..





 

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Federal offers 00 buck in a low recoil load that drops the muzzle velocity by around 200fps, which significantly reduces kick to allow for faster follow up shots. Firearmstactical.com reviewed the best load for HD and found that the #1 has the best potential for wound trauma. However, #1 is not, to my knowledge, offered in a low recoil load like the 00. With 00 in a 2 3/4" shell, it's like getting hit with a 9-round burst from a .32ACP...it'll drop you in your tracks. Don't bother with 3" or 3 1/2" loads for HD...they don't offer any better stopping power than the tactical 2 3/4" loads, and they kick a lot harder.

Birdshot at very close distances will produce a pretty nasty wound, but in gelatin tests even at point blank range, birdshot did not penetrate more than 6", so it's not the best choice if you're deterring a violent attacker. Slugs are a bad choice as well as shot placement becomes the key factor, and they overpenetrate. Keep in mind even with a cylinder bore the shot will only spread out around 1" for every yard it covers, at least at HD distances. So you still need to aim carefully.

Just load it up with Federal 00 buck LR loads for HD and you'll be fine. Odds are, if you ever heard a bump in the night and crank a shell into the chamber, the sound will send the perp running home with a load in his pants.
 
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