Sterling 12ga slugs and buckshot *now w/range report

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October 03, 2021, 07:17 PM
Sterling 12ga slugs and buckshot *now w/range report
Turkish made, and still reasonably priced.

Example from ammoseek:

Went ahead and ordered a box each of slugs (says 1 ounce, but youtube suggests more like 7/8th)and 00 buckshot (9 pellets, guessing full power)from the site linked above. Shipping fees kinda killed the deal, but this would be different with a bulkier order.

Shooting at an indoor range yesterday from unsupported standing gave the following results:

Slugs shot to the point of aim from 7 to 20 yards and felt like they'd make big owies. Didn't have a chronograph so I can't be more specific. There was a shot at 25 yards as well, but I had a siezure or something and it went way off target.


The buckshot loads were decent in my opinion:



Then I fired a couple of Rio full power 9 pellet buckshot loads that I bought a gob of locally:



Bottom line is that the Sterling ammo looks to be good to go for home defense at the ranges I'd be concerned with, but for buckshot I'm sticking with the Rio load since I have a bunch and it was a tad more concentrated at 10 yards.

This message has been edited. Last edited by: apprentice,
October 23, 2021, 04:02 PM
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October 24, 2021, 04:47 AM
Thanks for the range report!

October 24, 2021, 07:08 AM
thanks for the range follow up !

in the 'great ammo void' of 2020-2021 a lot of these lesser known brands have flooded the market


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