Suitable Guns

The Maxstop round is designed specifically for 14- to 18-inch-barreled, smoothbore shotguns with cylinder or improved cylinder chokes. Rifled barrels will shred the projectile and back-bored barrels or barrels with ports or ported chokes will compromise the round’s performance.

What really impressed me with the round was its accuracy. From an 18-inch cylinder bore, open sighted, Remington 870, the Maxstop delivered 3-round groups of 1-1/2 inches at 25 yards and 3 inches at 50 yards. Trajectory was virtually flat. Felt recoil was half that of a standard buckshot round. Velocity recorded 10 feet from the muzzle was 1,028 fps.

The Maxstop ammunition is $54.99 for a box of 25 and $11.99 for a 5-round pack. This is one of the finest home defense and urban shotgun rounds ever developed to end the threat while minimizing collateral damage. It deserves a serious place in your battery.