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2 3/4 or 3 inch slugs

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by ldlfh7, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. ldlfh7

    ldlfh7 Well-Known Member

    Title says it all. What are the pluses and minuses of both from your experience? Shooting out of a single shot so I know recoil will be a force to be reckoned with but thats ok.
  2. ront

    ront Well-Known Member

    I generally keep my HD shotgun loaded with 2 3/4 as my wife shoots it also. A little less recoil.

  3. Waywatcher

    Waywatcher Well-Known Member

    3 inch slugs generally increase velocity, which can be a plus or minus.

    For well constructed sabots, increased velocity means a flatter trajectory and longer range.

    For cheap lead foster slugs, the increased velocity means an increase in the fragmentation range, generally a bad deal. Foster lead slugs tend to blow up at high velocity, and still lose stability and accuracy at long range like their lower velocity counterparts. They are so un-aerodynamic that the increased velocity doesn't really increase their effective range; it just increases their short range fragmentation range. Even "standard" velocity foster slugs already blow up at short range. The new Federal deep penetration slugs, you will find, actually have less than standard velocity.

    In a nutshell: 3 inch sabots=good, 3 inch rifled slug= not so good.

    LUCKYDAWG13 Well-Known Member

    when i deer hunt i use 3" Remington copper solids they just
    shoot reel good out of my 870 in my HD shotgun 2 3/4
    Remington slugger buy a few boxes see what works best
    in your shotgun

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