Shooting a shotgun duckbill with 41 pellet number 4 buckshot
I’ve been having a blast with my Paradigm SRP shot spreader (read more about this modern version of the Vietnam era duckbill here). I was so impressed with the 27-pellet number 4 buckshot performance, I ordered up some 3″ 41-pellet number 4 buckshot loads to try. Each pellet is .24″ in diameter and weighs 20.7 grains. That is a lot of lead with each pull of the trigger!
The first time I headed to the range to test the gun with the duckbill the Remington TAC-14 “firearm” looked like this (above). Editor’s note: remember, under the NFA this isn’t a shotgun, but a firearm. With the exception of modifying the gun to accept interchangeable choke tubes and the Surefire forearm, I pretty much left it stock.
Since then, I did some work. Here it is now….
Tell me this doesn’t look cool! I added the following parts:
- Wilson Combat Trak-Lock II sights
- Wilson Combat +1 magazine extension
- Wilson Combat oversized safety
- Cerakote Elite Concrete finish
Cardboard targets in hand I headed to the range. These targets are 19″ wide and 25″ at the shoulder. Placing three targets next to each other gives me a target 57″ wide.
First up, 12 yards. At 12 yards all pellets stayed on the 3 target array with a width of 52.5″ and a height of 17″!
At 25 yards, 28 pellets stayed on the cardboard, 13 went elsewhere. I was unable to measure the size of the entire pattern, so I would guess it a little more than twice the spread at 12 yards, putting it somewhere in the 104″ range, which would be over 8 feet wide!
Both the TAC-14 and Paradigm SRP shot spreader have been impressive to shoot.
To learn more about the Paradigm SRP shot spreader, click here.
To learn more about the TAC-14, click here.
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