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BFR 5½”  Barrel: Bird Shot Loads       (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2½"

#9

½ oz.

~284

88% (249)

6 ft

74% (210)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

91% (154)

6 ft

75% (127)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#6

½ oz.

~109

98% (107)

6 ft

71% (77)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#4

½ oz.

~66

100% (66)

6 ft

67% (44)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#7 ½

11/16 oz.

~232

92% (213)

6 ft

46% (106)

10 ft

Federal Ammunition Game Shok Lead

3"

#6

11/16 oz.

~149

100% (152)

6 ft

64% (95)

10 ft

Federal Ammunition Game Shok Lead

3"

#4

11/16 oz.

~90

96% (86)

6 ft

63% (57)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#4

11/16 oz.

~90

100% (100)

6 ft

61% (55)

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

100% (62)

10 ft

76% (44)

15 ft

BFR 5½” Barrel: Buckshot Loads        (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1¼" Group

10 ft

1½" Group

15 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

5" Group

10 ft

8" Group

15 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2½"

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Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

3" Group

10 ft

6" Group

15 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

#4 Buckshot

~21 grains per pellet

9

8" Group

10 ft

12" Group

15 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

1¾" Group

10 ft

2¼" Group

15 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

4¾" Group

10 ft

6" Group

15 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

3"

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Winchester Super X Buckshot Loads

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

2½" Group

10 ft

5" Group

15 ft

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Magnum Research  BFR:

“The Hammer” 5½” Barrel

The shortened barrel of this model does not contain a removable choke like the 7.5” model. This revolver chambered to fire the following rounds:


BFR 7½” Choked Barrel: Bird Shot     (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2½"

#9

½ oz.

~284

94% (267)

15 ft

83% (236)

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

95% (161)

15 ft

89% (150)

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#6

½ oz.

~109

83% (91)

15 ft

73% (80)

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#4

½ oz.

~66

88% (58)

15 ft

79% (52)

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#7 ½

11/16 oz.

~232

85% (198)

15 ft

77% (179)

20 ft

Federal Ammunition Game Shok Lead

3"

#6

11/16 oz.

~149

81% (121)

15 ft

81% (121)

20 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#4

11/16 oz.

~90

100% (94)

15 ft

100% (94)

20 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

100% (58)

15 ft

100% (60)

20 ft

BFR 7½”  Choked Barrel: Buckshot    (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

2¾" Group

15 ft

3¼" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

4½" Group

15 ft

7" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2½"

For PDX-1 Results, Click Here

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

1½" Group

15 ft

2¼" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

#4 Buckshot

~21 grains per pellet

9

2¼" Group

15 ft

4" Group

20 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

3¾" Group

15 ft

4¼" Group

20 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

4" Group

15 ft

6½" Group

20 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

3"

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Winchester Super X Buckshot Loads

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

1½" Group

15 ft

2¼" Group

20 ft

Magnum Research BFR:

7 ½” Choked Barrel

The barrel of this model contains a removable choke for use with .410 shotshells. This revolver chambered to fire the following rounds:


Magnum Research BFR

.45 Colt/.410 Revolvers

The Magnum Research single-action BFR revolver is one of the strongest .45 Colt/.410 handguns currently on the market. Built with the same materials and processes as BFRs chambered in much more potent calibers, such as the .500 S&W Magnum and .450 Marlin, this revolver can comfortably handle +P and +P+ .45 Colt loads, as well as any 2 1/2" or 3" .410 shell shooters would care to try. The uniquely toothed choke of the 7 ½ model is designed to slow the rotation of .410 shot loads in order to increase the effective shooting distance.


.410 Birdshot Loads

Birdshot loads are ideal for dispatching snakes and vermin at close range. To simulate pest control situations, 8" Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C Targets attached to 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of paper were set at 6-foot and 10-foot intervals. Pellet counts for each load included the entire sheet of paper, not just the bulls-eye.

     The one exception is the Federal .410 Handgun round loaded with #4 Birdshot. Since  this round is marketed for self defense, it was tested in a defensive role using 12” x 18” Silhouette Targets.

.410 Buckshot Loads

Buckshot loads are intended for self defense. In keeping with this ammunition’s purpose, Birchwood Casey 12” x 18” Silhouette Targets were used for these tests in place of the smaller snake targets.

5 ½” Un-Choked Barrel

7 ½” Choked Barrel

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