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how much grain does the average slug have?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by dc2integra, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. dc2integra

    dc2integra

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    i have a few boxe of FEDERAL rifled slugs just wondering what the grain on slugs is
     
  2. deadday

    deadday

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    Slug weight is typically in ounces, and you will find them from 1oz up to 2oz magnums..

    ..assuming you are talking about 12 gauge..
     
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  3. RedHaze

    RedHaze Handgunner

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    1 oz = ~437.5 gr
     
  4. method

    method

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    I've seen 12 gauge as light as 7/8 ounce, never seen a 2 ounce. Who loads them?
     
  5. dc2integra

    dc2integra

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    yea i was talking about 12 gauge
     
  6. 7/8 ounce to 1 1/4 ounce are the ones I've seen in a 12 ga Foster or Brenneke slug.
     
  7. deadday

    deadday

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    I don't recall who made the 2oz...It's been a while, and they may not be in production any more, I'll dig around and find the answer for you guys...
     
  8. method

    method

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    I remember now that Dixie does have a slug that comes in at 870 grains, just a hair under 2 ounces.
     
  9. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    7,000 grain = pound

    437.5 grain = 1 ounce

    A while back I had a slug (the lead part only - not a complete round)

    Just holding it in my hand along side a complete cartridge of a 9MM & .45 ACP makes me understand why I never want to be on the other end of this monster.

    If there is such a thing as a one shot stop - this has to be one of them.
     
  10. deadday

    deadday

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    One shot stops happen every now and again...there is no round that will guarantee one, except maybe a JDAM...I have need guys walk off .50BMG hits....I've seen a guy have his arm torm off by a 25mm hit and run away...
     
  11. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    I am not disagreeing with you in any way -

    But I think it matters how we define one shot and how we define stop.

    I was thinking about the shot as a hit COM - and a stop = the person stops fighting.

    How often does someone get hit COM with a .50BMG and keep fighting? Or Walk it off? :wow:

    Sure it must have happened - 1 in 100? 1,000? 10,000? dunno:

    The odds are against you BIG time.

    :wavey:
     
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