Author Topic: Which Slugs For a Cylinder Bore Shotty?  (Read 24723 times)

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Re: Which Slugs For a Cylinder Bore Shotty?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011, 07:33:56 PM »
Down the street accuracy FQ? In Palm Beach County? Really? ::) The 585gr 2 3/4" Remington Sluggers get minute of pie plate in my 870 no problem to 50 yds. Plenty of power, devastating chunk of lead.

+1 to Peg's post.

For closer stuff, get the Winchester Ranger 00Buck 9 pellet, with reduced recoil. What a difference!!!! I put one in the tube, and slap loaded a Federal 00Buck from an open action to get a "head to head" comparison.. There is a pleasant reduction of kaboom. and the standard silhouette head shot I was aiming at, 10yds, had 9 holes that looked like pistol rounds. Plus the wad smacked em' also.

billt is right about the Forester. and the Fiocchi are great.
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Re: Which Slugs For a Cylinder Bore Shotty?
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 07:36:49 PM »
I have read that Improved Cylinder works really well on rifled slugs. I used cylinder bore because that is what the gun came with (Winchester 1300 Defender, 8-shot).

Here is some more useful info on slugs and such:

http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot46.htm



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Re: Which Slugs For a Cylinder Bore Shotty?
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 07:39:36 PM »
Down the street accuracy FQ? In Palm Beach County? Really? ::) The 585gr 2 3/4" Remington Sluggers get minute of pie plate in my 870 no problem to 50 yds. Plenty of power, devastating chunk of lead.


Its why I haven't much experience with them. This was just me thinking that in the event of a Katrina type storm it might not be a bad idea to be able to load for looters who are a ways off without resorting to throwing a lot of .556 around. Honestly, I never expect to use the stuff past sighting in. Its why I specified cheap and adequate. Still, better to have a couple of boxes than not.
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Re: Which Slugs For a Cylinder Bore Shotty?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2011, 07:58:05 AM »
The rule of thumb that I was always told about Slugs and Chokes was that anything tighter than Modified was strictly a big no no.

I have personally seen a Rem 870 screw in Full choke which split after someone fired slugs through it....and have had experienced shotgunners from states that only allow slugs for deer who say a slug fired through a fixed choke gun tighter than Modified will open up the barrell and ruin the choke.
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Re: Which Slugs For a Cylinder Bore Shotty?
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Re: Which Slugs For a Cylinder Bore Shotty?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2011, 08:34:40 AM »
The "Rifling" on a slug isn't to impart spin it's so the soft lead slug will swage down through a tight choke.
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Re: Which Slugs For a Cylinder Bore Shotty?
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011, 09:01:46 AM »
I have had good luck with these.  Shot both targets and hogs with them out of an 870 with cylinder choke.

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Re: Which Slugs For a Cylinder Bore Shotty?
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2011, 09:25:25 AM »
The "Rifling" on a slug isn't to impart spin it's so the soft lead slug will swage down through a tight choke.

True. At least that was, (is), the intended purpose. It isn't really necessary however because the soft lead skirt on a Forester type slug is so thin you can push them through a full choke with just a cleaning rod. I took one apart and tried it once. It took some effort, but I was able to do it with a cheap 3 piece Outers Aluminum rod.  Bill T.

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Re: Which Slugs For a Cylinder Bore Shotty?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2011, 05:11:18 PM »
I use the Breneke KO's, they say right on the box for rifled or smooth barrels and are at least "minute of pie plate" - I like that so I think I'll use it as well. Most of my SD shotguns only have a bead but the one I have with ghost rings is actually very accurate with those slugs. My latest favorite SD shotgun load is the Centurian load, I got them from cheaper than dirt. It's one .650 ball with I think six #1 buck balls around it. I've tried it out to 50yds and the big ball is always pretty well near center mass on a standard IDPA type target with at least 4 of the six baby balls on target every time, usually with about a 12"-15" spread.   
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Re: Which Slugs For a Cylinder Bore Shotty?
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2011, 04:38:39 AM »
1. Remington Sluggers 2 3/4"
2. Winchester Super X

In my 870 smoothbore the Remingtons will shoot approx 3" at 100 yards

 

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