But, I digress. The Boar Blaster seemed to corral enough of the pellets and put them into the vitals to be a worthwhile buckshot choke option. It would no doubt perform even better with high quality buffered loads. In my experience patterning buckshot, premium loads pattern better and, not surprisingly, 12 and 15 pellet loads of 00 buck put more hits on the target than does a 9-pellet load. One of my favorite buckshot loads, Remington’s 3-inch Premier 00 with 15 pellets is, of course, no longer made. But, it was a dandy. That leaves Federal’s Vital-Shok buck, which uses Federal’s FliteControl wad, as the tightest-patterning buckshot load I’m aware of, and it performs in almost any choke so long as it’s not of the ported or wad-stripping variety.