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Slug recommendations for a tactical shotgun

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by ATCclears, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    I just got a good deal on a Benelli SuperNova Tactical.
    Benelli Shotguns | Benelli SuperNova Tactical

    I am researching slugs and noticed that some manufacturers do not recommend their slug in some barrels or guns. Any recommends are appreciated.
     
  2. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    Since most tactical shotguns have a fully open "Cylinder Bore" they are made to shoot slugs. (Sabbot slugs from my understanding require a rifled barrel, so that would be the exception.)

    For personal defense I'm looking to pick up some Winchester PDX1. (Contains a 1oz. slug and 3 00 Buck shots in one shell!)
     
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  3. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    buy the cheapest 2 3/4in rifled slugs you can and stock up
     
  4. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    I keep mine loaded with Brenneke slugs. They are a proven stopper on man and beast alike.
     
  5. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Federal Tactical® TruBall® Rifled Slug

    for buck shots,

    Federal Tactical® Buckshot FLITECONTROL

    From my research, they are slightly better than other brands/types. Not because of word "tactical".
     
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  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Nothing even compares to the DPX Barnes all copper slugs. They will open uo to 2 X caliber. Just imagine. Federal loads them
     
  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Corbon don't make 12ga ammo or you are just assuming?
     
  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Barnes makes the all copper slugs if you were referring to my post
     
  9. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Skang: if accuracy is the goal, nothing beats Fed Tru-Ball slugs out of a cylinder bore.
    At HD ranges, maybe you'd want to go with one of the radical-expanding designs.
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I would believe,at HD ranges,most slugs will do a great job on the soft human body.
    Killing game at longer ranges is a bit different.

    If you go to Box o Truth,you can see that slugs don't much care about walls,so shot placement would be a good thing.
    The Box O' Truth #14 - Rifles, Shotguns, and Walls - Page 1
     
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