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The old Brenneke slugs have been my go to slugs for years, they market them under the name "Classic Magnum" now.

https://www.brennekeusa.com/hunting-...ssic-magnumtm/
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I've always wanted to try making slug loads from OTC upland loads, so I guess, right now, my favourite slug would be the product of a Foster slug mold in my desired weight.


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Mostly Brenneke here, works well, very accurate.
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Federal slugs are about $.75 per shell at Wal-Mart. They shot well enough for something that just needs to connect inside of 100 yards. Plus at that price I can mag dump all five+1 then pop in a second mag for another 5 and still spend less than if I had used 11 rounds of .308 hunting ammo.
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...I can remember when you could get a box of .30-30 Super-X's for that price.
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I make my own slugs from bird shot. I use the Lyman slug mold and the 7/8 lee key drive. The key drive is my favorite. I buy bulk 8 shot, open the shell. Mold the lead and replace slug.
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I reload the Thug Slug from BPI - more like the Brenneke than pretty much anything out there...
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I make my own slugs from bird shot. I use the Lyman slug mold and the 7/8 lee key drive. The key drive is my favorite. I buy bulk 8 shot, open the shell. Mold the lead and replace slug.
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What gauge is your shotgun?
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What gauge is your shotgun?
12, they make a 1oz mold but all reviews I saw said the 7/8 had extremely good accuracy so I went with it. I am glad I did. So for every bird shot she’ll i melt I end up with extra lead. I save that lead up and mold balls for my black powder. I also just bought the OO buck mold.
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Brenneke .just picked up 10 boxs 20 ga marked "Rottweil" Brenneke magnum for 4$ a box. older stuff, still clean and dry.
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I like the Fiocchi 7/8 ounce slugs I pick up in a box of 80 for target shooting. Brenneke makes good stuff, I have some of their K.O. slugs for home bad-guy use. I have a pretty good assortment from just about everyone.
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I'm not much of a slug snob. 1.25 oz of rifled lead flying at 1500 f/s is gonna ruin someone's day on the receiving end. Brenneke KO has always been a favorite. Also have Federal and some others.

Having said that I just came into a pile of really inexpensive slugs from a closing pawn shop. Brenneke Black Magic. Good stuff... bought them out of dozens for very cheap...

Just devastating.

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I'm not much of a slug snob. 1.25 oz of rifled lead flying at 1500 f/s is gonna ruin someone's day on the receiving end. Brenneke KO has always been a favorite. Also have Federal and some others.

Having said that I just came into a pile of really inexpensive slugs from a closing pawn shop. Brenneke Black Magic. Good stuff... bought them out of dozens for very cheap...

Just devastating.

https://youtu.be/aRHmDaDnwDU
Wouldn't say I'm a slug snob myself, but quite a few of them are pretty terrible for penetration.

Constantly reminded of this whenever "12 gauge with slugs" is brought up as the answer for bear defense; particularly when it involves big bear. Not that a regular sized black bear takes a lot of killing, but I do want something that makes 2 holes preferably.

I'd like to cast some with a nice flat nose.
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I really like the Lyman sabot slug cast with straight wheel weight. 540 grain slug in a red AA wad on top of a large charge of BlueDot in a 2 3/4 Silver AA case with a S on the side and head with wide sharpie.

Will stay on a 3# coffee can at 90 yards from my combat 870 Express.

I also cast OO and #4 Buckshot.
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12, they make a 1oz mold but all reviews I saw said the 7/8 had extremely good accuracy so I went with it. I am glad I did. So for every bird shot she’ll i melt I end up with extra lead. I save that lead up and mold balls for my black powder. I also just bought the OO buck mold.
I have also heard the 7/8 oz. Key slug is more accurate than the 1 oz. version.
Glad to hear you're having success doing slug rounds that way.
Do you do anything with the lead you get from the shells, or do you just melt it and pour it straight into the mold?
(sorry for all the questions, but I'm also interested in handloading slug rounds like this).


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I have also heard the 7/8 oz. Key slug is more accurate than the 1 oz. version.
Glad to hear you're having success doing slug rounds that way.
Do you do anything with the lead you get from the shells, or do you just melt it and pour it straight into the mold?
(sorry for all the questions, but I'm also interested in handloading slug rounds like this).


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I pure it straight into my melting pot. I used a Coleman stove for a years before I bought my bottom drop pot. You will need a 3/4 punch from Harbor freight to make shot cards. The slug is short so I use cardboard cards to put under the slug to make it the right height to cycle in my semi auto. But if you are shooting in a break action it shouldn’t matter. I heard rice will work also to fill the space but I have a unlimited supply of cardboard from work.
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Depends on what shotgun I’m shooting. One 12 gauge shoots anything Remington the best. From their low velocity managed recoil to 3”, it loves them. Next 12 gauge shoots them real bad. Federal truball in the Remington loving shotgun leads it up real bad and shoots almost good enough but not good enough for me to hunt with. Other one shoots them extremely good and no leading.

I let the shotgun pick what it’s favorite is and use that for that shotgun.

If I could make the world perfect then I’d pick brenneke classics as my favorite, but none of my shotguns shoot them best. They’re good enough, I don’t settle for good enough though.
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I have a lot of slug molds
General use favorite Lyman 525 clone
Most fun, 1,000 grain freight train, can be a 750 grain hollow base with the pin
Commercial, Brenneke Green Lighting which is the same as the red Special Forces
All around, Federal Tru Ball Penetrator
Most useful stop anything:
Dixie Slugs Dangerous Game or their Tri Ball, these are the ne plus ultra. Top of the slug food chain
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