While I appreciate the decisive effect a shotgun slug has on targets inside 100 yards, I don’t necessarily appreciate their cost. Solution? Slug molds.
Lead is abundant, cheap and possesses a density and malleability that has made it nearly ideal for use in high-speed projectiles, but in recent years, hunters have been warming up to lighter copper alloy projectiles. The question is, do they perform same when it counts?
Of the many technologies intended to improve the accuracy of shotgun slugs, rifled choke tubes seem to be the most summarily dismissed. So, can a few inches of shallow rifling at the end of a smooth barrel do anything to tighten slug groups?
The Baikal MP 94, equipped with both a shotgun barrel and a rifle barrel, is the ideal gun for both small and big game hunting. It might not guarantee that you’ll catch something, but it certainly improves your chances of bagging an array of game like that prize buck or good size rabbit.
By reducing the length of shotgun shells to two inches via handloading, a shotgun has added ammunition capacity. The increased capacity is only helpful if the ammo performs as needed in terms of feeding, cycling, and pattern, though. Our writer took to the range to test the performance.
Handloading can be an enjoyable relaxation activity for some and a way to save money for others. However, some are into reloading because it allows you to create custom loads not commonly available on store shelves. Our writer makes up a sample pack of reduced length 12 gauge shotshells.
So there I was, mucking through one of the more tedious tasks my day job requires of me when a quick check of my personal email (come on, who doesn’t do that at work from time to time, or in my case compulsively) revealed a new message from the editorial crew at Guns.com: “How would you like to writ
In the spring of 2010 I received an email from European Cartridge Unlimited (ECU) containing information on an interesting new 12 gauge slug called the USS. These slugs, currently offered as components for handloading, consist of a milled, solid brass, flat point projectile encased within and m
Metallic cartridge handloaders have it easy compared to shotshell loaders, mostly because components for rifle and handgun loads are largely interchangeable. Shotshell reloading is like baking a cake. Stick to the recipe and pay close attention and you’ll get something delicious. Improvise, and
In his last two articles, handloader Jason Wimbiscus showed us two classic slug loads: a home cast, one ounce foster style slug cast from a mold made by Lee, and a one ounce AQ slug. He wasn’t happy with either product, but he’s smiling now after loading DGS slugs…