Nasty stuff. This is some uncivilized buckshot. First of all it has a hell of a kick which in a semi-auto is not a bad thing. My gun is very ammo-sensitive but this stuff cycled perfectly. It is also loud and put out some serious smoke. The pattern spread at 50 yards was a little loose, right in the middle between sloppy and tight. I like it for home defense purposes, especially at the price. My only complaint is that the 2 3/4" shells are a little long, so a tube magazine that normally holds five 2 3/4" shells will only hold 4.
Great cartridge for my ‘51 Navy Snubnose with the .45 conversion cylinder both from Taylor’s & Co. I find that .45 Colt rounds are just a hair to long and these Scholfield rounds while a little short in the cylinder fire beautifully and the quality of Black Hills Ammo factory seconds or not can’t be beat. Thank you ATG for the quick shipping on this hard to find ammo!