Suprema “Extreme Performance Buckshot”:
- Made in Spain and distributed in the USA by Tula.
- 2¾”, 00 buckshot, 9 pellets.
- No velocity advertised, but testing in the following video averages 1300 FPS.
- Sold in 25-round boxes for approximately $10 at Walmart.
Suprema Shot Patterns From Mossberg Shockwave:
Before starting my testing I must admit that I was prepared to be unimpressed, but it really performed well out of the Shockwave, both in terms of shot groups, but also with its impact near the point-of-aim.
Several other brands of ammunition were also test (for results, click here). With every brand and load of ammunition test the Mossberg Shockwave patterned way above point-of-aim. On each of the targets below the red square was the aiming point. These photos are a good demonstration at how you would best be served by aiming at the hips or a 2-legged assailant, or the feet of a 4-legged assailant.
This is good ammunition. After testing I went back to Wal-Mart and bought every box that they had.
The Results at 7 Yards:
This ammunition made a nice tight group just above the point-of-aim. The left-of-center impact was most certainly shooter error.
The Results at 15 Yards:
At 15 yards this ammunition made a relatively tight group that stayed relatively tight for a 14″ barrel with 7 pellets impacting the upper torso and 1 in the neck. Either that particular shotgun shell was loaded with a pellet missing, or one of the 9 pellets completely missed the target. You can see that at 15 yards that you need to aim at the belly button to get upper torso hits.
The Results at 25 Yards:
At 25 yards 8 of the 9 pellets hit in the torso. As you can see, the lowest pellet hit just to the left of the point-of-aim, and the highest impacted just below the neck.