Centurion 2" mini buck

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Jeff-Tex, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Jeff-Tex

    Jeff-Tex Member

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    Ordered a couple boxes to play with. I've heard some pros and cons about these but never actually tried them. Anyone with any experience with them, feel free to share. I will in a few days. Here's the mug shot of the box.


    http://www.jgsales.com/popup_image.php/pID/3243

    I bought mine from cheaper than dirt.
     


  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    What is their intended purpose....to prevent over-penetration or what?
     
  3. Jeff-Tex

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    I'd imagine. Lower recoil, etc. You can fit 10 in a 7rnd mag tube which I guess is good for a gang intrusion. But you'd probably need a 2nd shooter instead of more rounds for that type situation.
     
  4. Jeff-Tex

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    These are not bad really. They have very little recoil and pattern very tight. Not sure how deep they would penetrate seeing as how they are lower velocity. I can't think of any real benefit they would offer over a 2 3/4 shell though. The only reason I can see to use the 2 inch mini buck, is in case a midget breaks in. :happy0001:
     
  5. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    They'll probably under-penetrate like mad. I wouldn't use them as defensive ammo without seeing some test-results. Probably not even after, if my suspicions about their penetration pan out...
     
  6. Big country

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    Did they take out powder or did they cut down the wad? (or some thing to that effect)
     
  7. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    This idea is not that new. I remember seeing something similar back in the mid '90s. At 1250fps it is packing more fps than federal or winchester 2 3/4 "low recoil" offerings. Not sure how that translates into energy at any distance, but it doesn't appear to be a heavily reduced power load, just a trimmed shell/wad with 3 less pellets than a 2 3/4. Don't get me wrong, I'm not gonna run out and buy any, but, Centurion has been known to produce decent quality shotshells so they may indeed be something worthwhile.
     
  8. TKG

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    They won't cycle in a semi and it takes practice to get them to feed half assed in a pump, cool concept, but not much more.
     

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