Ended up trading into a 1895G and wanted to get some input from folks who have had theirs a while for suggestions on factory ammo. I will be using it mostly for blackies over bait for right now. My girlfriend may use it for moose in the fall and it may come along a tromp around or two for protection--but I usually carry a shotty for this purpose.
For now, its just blackies (hopefully) at 20-40yrds. I rolled my own for years but do not reload any longer--prefer it but its a time issue. So its off-the-shelf ammo for me. I looked at several places on a trip to Anchortown this weekend and there is quite a selection at $35-$60+ a box, I didn't pick up a box of everything to try. Picked up some cheap Federal 300gr just to shoot this week for fun, but still haven't decided on a hunting load.
On a side note---Sportsman's WH was completely out of 45/70--all flavors. Said they were waiting on an order. Heard good things about Buff Bore and all the shop folk wanted to talk about the Leverlution (sp?) of which they were uniformly out-of-stock and had no idea when to expect more. So, I turn to ya'll for experienced guidance and maybe a debate or two over sp vs. cast, 350gr vs 405gr vs 520gr vs 1430gr. (Made that last number up but it sounded kool--huh)
Thanks for any helpful input--or even entertaining non-helpful comment.