close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Is This Quality Defensive Ammo?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Grocked, Sep 27, 2011.


  1. Grocked

    Grocked
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2008
    350
    0
    Location:
    MT
    Federal XM127 12 Gauge 00 Buckshot—2 3/4" 9 pellets.

    I bought 175 rounds, bulk in an ammo can. Muzzle velocity 1,325 FPS.

    Is this quality/law enforcement type ammo?

    Thanks GT!
     
  2. off road

    off road
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    382
    1
    http://www.federalpremium.com/products/buckshot.aspx

    I looked quickly at Federal's website, and did not see an 'XM127'. In general, Federal's 'Tactical' load would be something like H132 (9pellet-00Buck, 1140 fps) or PD132. These are reduced recoil, for a quicker follow up shot, less shooter intimidation, etc. Presumably, some LE agencies might prefer these. I would for home defense, although PD156 is probably the intended civilian home defense load.

    1325 fps seems to be a max velocity for Federal, so yours are on the hotter side. They come in a GI style can, so maybe they are trying to market them as the same thing they supply to the military (???).
     

    #2 off road, Sep 27, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
  3. dudehacker

    dudehacker
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    61
    0
    Location:
    Myrtle Beach
    Absolutely!!! My personal favorite.
     
  4. vafish

    vafish
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    16,541
    29
    Location:
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Should be fine.
     
  5. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank
    Expand Collapse
    Who?

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    7,958
    3
    Location:
    NW Florida
    I prefer low recoil and buffered, but it should work fine.