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2 Questions. 1. Sabot's. 2. .458 Lott&.45-70

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by shotgunner, Mar 27, 2005.

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  1. shotgunner

    shotgunner member

    Feb 19, 2005
    Okay, question number one. I know shotgun owners should keep atleast 10-20 slugs for defensive purposes. I want sabot slugs because I hear that they can basically punch throuh armor/automobiles.
    1. Where can I purchase sabot slugs online? I only have a smooth barrel so they need to be rifled sabot slugs.
    2. Should I buy a .45-70, or a .458 Lott. I went to some sites of custom or special ammo manufacturers and not one had .458 winchester magnums or Lotts. So I'm still undecided. Can the .45-70 shoot any other cartridges or strictly .45-70's??

  2. ken grant

    ken grant Member

    Jan 10, 2004
    middle Ga.
    If you love recoil,get the Lott,it will beat the grap out of you. :what:
  3. kudu
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    kudu Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 17, 2003
    north central indiana
    I don't believe that they make a sabot that is rifled. They were designed for rifled slug barrels.

    .45-70 is only for the .45-70.

    A .458 Win will fire in a .458 Lott chambered gun.
  4. critter

    critter Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    southeast AR
    45-70 will be MUCH cheaper to feed. Loads are available from 'cowboy' loads or loads that you have to wait till they hit at 100 yds up to loads that are all you will want to pull the trigger on.

    They will take ANYTHING in the Americas AND most african game.

    Depends on the limit on dozers and backhoes in your area and how badly you want to be stomped! I'd go for the 45-70 in a Ruger #1. Got one. They are a blast!
  5. smokemaker

    smokemaker Member

    Sep 21, 2003
    Western NY...yes, The Peoples Republic of New York
    The term rifled slug is a misnomer. The spiral "rifling" on a foster slug does nothing to impart a spin on the projectile. It gives the slug a little room to squish a little if it encounters a choke on the way out of the barrel. As for shooting saboted slugs in a smoothbore, I've tried it for S's and G's and found it absolutely lacking. Don't discount the foster slug's smashing power. You're talking 3000 pounds of muzzle energy, generally used at halitosis range.

    Go with the .45-70. My .458 is about useless. Oh, and way expensive to shoot.
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