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Old 09-09-2019, 02:22 PM
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So where do you get slugs? Or are you talking about making them?
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by dmas View Post
So where do you get slugs? Or are you talking about making them?
Cast your own from soft lead. Molds and instructions for loading are readily available. If you need only a few, factory-loaded ones are good, but you should try several brands to determine which is most accurate in your gun.

In smooth-bore barrels I get best results with Winchester Foster-type and RWS-Brenneke. In rifled bore the Remington Buck Hammer sabot rounds are good.

Old school cop doctrine when all you had was a wheelgun and a 12-ga. pump and no patrol rifle, was that slugs were effective against auto bodies and would deflate tires, whereas revolver rounds or buckshot would not reliably. Don't know if they still make them, but Federal labs used to make a barricade-penetrating, fin-stabilized, 12-ga. CS round which was accurate enough from a standard riot gun to pick which pane of a residential 9-panel window you wanted to hit from 80 yards out. It would also defeat auto glass or doors, as well as most interior wall construction and get the occupants to exit the car or apartment room without serious injury. We used to use standard trap or skeet loads for door breaching, but modern breaching rounds are more effective and MUCH safer.
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:23 PM
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Ballistic Products has a lot of options

I have a crazy amount of molds
This one from NOE is a hammer

Otherwise, annumition-wise, I have the Brenneke Green Lightning (same as the Red Special Forces)
And the Federal Tru-Ball mostly Penetrator and regular versions
Out of a smooth Bore, hard to beat the True-Ball
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:33 PM
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My 870 Tactical carries 6+1 00 Buck onboard with 6 PDX-1 Defenders in the side saddle. She always travels with a bandolier holding 20 more 00 Buck and 5 rifled slugs. I guess that means I prefer Buck.

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Old 09-09-2019, 07:18 PM
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I think of "my wife defending herself if I am not around".

Twenty gauge buckshot she can handle. Twelve gauge she has hard time handling. My choice has her as a major consideration, 20 gauge with buckshot for her.

I can handle 12 gauge 3 inch with no problem. I store only 2 3/4 inch because I don't want her to "get confused with size of the shells". She may grab a twelve gauge with ammo on the stock. Trust me she can shoot your butt if you attack her. She is well trained to defend herself.

You should consider others in your group when deciding on arms and ammo for them.
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I was out at the range on Saturday with my girlfriend and we were putting low-recoil slugs through my Mossbergs. Both have red-dot scopes on them and we were both shooting well within 12 yards. This is an indoor range, 12 yards is the max. I had a shoulder pad for her, but she's a little black and blue. I'm just a little sore in 1 spot. She handles the 12-gauge slugs quite well and is not at all gun shy.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by dmas View Post
So where do you get slugs? Or are you talking about making them?
The store. The slugs and buckshot I buy are identical in price. The good ol' Remington green and yellow box.
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