Hornady 12 Gauge 00 Buckshot Critical Defense 10/Box

  • Item Number: 86240 BX
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Product Description


  • Gauge: 12
  • Item Number: 86240
  • Pellet Count: 8
  • Length: 2 3/4”
  • Velocity: 1600 FPS
  • Product Line: Critical Defense®
  • Quantity: 10 Rounds Per Box

Hornady’s Versatite™ wad technology delivers tight patterns every single time without modification to your gun.

Reliable Functioning Specially loaded to ensure proper functioning in semi-auto and pump shotguns.

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Customer Reviews

(1 out of 5) Deformed brass from the factory
by from Groveport, OH on

I took this and several other makes of 00 buckshot to the range today to determine which I want to run as my primary home defense load. I loaded one shell of this Hornady Critical Defense and fired it. I pumped the shotgun and the spent casing did not eject. I tried several more times and had no success. I then looked into the chamber and saw the spent casing stuck in the bore. I then left the range to get a range employee to assist me. He used a screwdriver to get under the brass lip of the spent casing and got it out of the bore. After examining the spent casing, he pointed out to me that the brass is deformed. It looked beat up around the lip. He also pointed out to me where the extractors tried to grip the brass to eject the spent casing but couldn't get a good grip due to the brass being deformed.
 Now, imagine if I had this ammo in my shotgun not on the range but at home in a home defense situation. There is a statistical probability that there are two bad guys. I would be able to fire one shell and dispatch the first bad guy but not the second bad guy. I would be unable to eject the spent casing and chamber a live round, thus leaving me with a club instead of a shotgun. This is very, very bad. I am glad that I discovered this on the range and not when it really counted.