A good choice for hunting, tactical shooting, and home defense, 00 buckshot is popular with shooters who desire a combination of power and easily tailored patterning. Generally, a 2 3/4-inch shell holds between 21 and 34 pellets of 00 buckshot. It's smaller than the more common 000 buckshot, and while it doesn't have as much range, it offers adequate lethality in most scenarios.
Like other premium competition 12 gauge loads, fetter 12 gauge 2.75'' 9 pellet 00 buck features a high-performance shot charge. Each hull contains premium moisture-resistant propellants that burn progressively to minimize internal pressure and recoil. These specialized hulls also ensure consistent patterns and reliable ignition.
When fired through a Benelli Super Black Eagle II topped with a Leupold LCO red-dot sight, this round delivered satisfying performance. At 25 yards, the 00 buckshot was capable of producing tight patterns and reaching the animal at a lethal distance. At 35 yards, this load's performance deteriorated significantly, with only three of nine pellets striking within 4 1/2 inches of the point of aim.
These fetter 12 gauge 2.75'' 00 buck rounds are a great option for anyone who wants an affordable and effective buckshot solution. They're easy to handle and work well in most any 12-gauge shotgun. Plus, they have a low enough recoil impulse to make follow-up shots quicker and easier. The only caveat is that these rounds require a 3.5-inch chamber. If you don't have a defensive gun with this chambering, consider upgrading to a different load.