Why no OOB buckshot in 20-gauge?

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  1. Jan 4, 2018 #1

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    Funny your pic shows 20-gauge buckshot.
    I was 60 years old before I realized there are no OOB buckshot loads in 20-gauge.....and why.
     
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    I never realized it either. Now that you have brought it to my attention I wonder why.
     
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    I've shot some of these in a 20 Ga. 870.

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    It's an 'inside diameter' issue... 00 buckshot doesn't fit well in a 20ga shell.

    No. 1 buck is about as large as will 'neatly stack' in the hull.

    From what I've seen, No. 2 seems to be more typical. My self defense shotguns are 20 ga loaded with Federal Premium Vital-Shok 3" Magnum 18 Pellets No. 2 Buck shotshells.

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    Isn't it still inside the wad until it exits the barrel?
     
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    No. Too much force pushing it to the side from acceleration. It'll contact the barrel.
     
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    Many buckshot shotshells are made with a 'cupless' wad... as shown below.
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    As can be seen in the following pictures, my self defense shotshells (post #5) are indeed constructed as shown above... with a 'cupless' wad.
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    Hope this helps.

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    Just a note to readers...the posts above were compiled from a different thread and moved into their own thread here. The discussion was spawned from the posting of the photo in the OP.
     
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    Want me to delete it?
     
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    Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.
     

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