This is tactical ammo (for me) so I think this is a good place in the forum for my post.
Today I bought and shot some PMC 2-3/4" oz. rifled slugs and 00 Buck.
Now this isn't a very scientific review, but it may help you decide whether or not to buy this ammo if its on a shelf right in front of you for a good deal.
The ammo was cheap ($1.95/box of 5) so I didn't have very high expectations for it. But in the end it surprised me.
On the box it also says "Made in ESP" Anyone know what ESP stands for? I thought PMC ammo was made in S.Korea.
The first one was the rifled slug. On the box it states that the velocity is 1600fps. Unfortunately I dont have the tools to verify that rating.
It also says that they are hollow points, but the hole in the center of the slug doesn't go deep enough IMHO to do any real mushrooming.
I was shooting this ammo from a 12 gauge Winchester 1300 "Defender" 8 shot, 18" non rifled barrel that is brand new and is full choke. Iron sites.
From 25yards I basically could hit almost
dead center of my target.
Behind my targets there was a tree that fell about a month ago. The tree was approximately 5" thick and these rounds were going through it with ease.
I didn't go further back because it was starting to downpour and lighting was striking near by, I blasted my rounds and got out of dodge.
2nd are the PMC 2-3/4" 00Buck shot (9 pellets). The velocity on the box says "1325fps".
at 20-25 yards I was getting good groups and the pellets were spread out evenly. The entire size of the shot group was about 9"-12" wide
On the top of the 00 Buck shell, it has a clear window type of thing so that you can see what the actual buck shot look like. They seemed to be very round and smooth. Which Im sure has a positive effect on aerodynamics and pattern of shot.
All in all, I am very very happy with this ammo. I like it just as much as the Winchester Super X slugs and buckshot. Its also about half the price! It also had a little less recoil than the "Win. Super X" Buck and slugs.
I recommend this ammo to anyone that wants to shoot accurately and not spend a lot of money.
I would also like to say that Im sorry for my Shotgun terminology. I am new to scatter guns so Im not really well versed in the "lingo".
Thanks for reading and I hope it helped you in some way!