12 gauge slug penetration

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A modern shotgun slug is a heavy projectile made of lead , copper, or other material and fired from a shotgun. Slugs are designed for hunting large game , self-defense, and other uses. The first effective modern shotgun slug was introduced by Wilhelm Brenneke in , and his design remains in use today. Most shotgun slugs are designed to be fired through a cylinder bore or an improved cylinder choke , rifled choke tubes, or fully rifled bores. Slugs differ from round-ball lead projectiles in that they are stabilized in some manner. In the early development of firearms, smooth-bored barrels were not differentiated to fire either single or multiple projectiles.

12 Gauge Slug Ballistics – How Far Do They Shoot?

Shotgun Slugs Ballistics - Ballistics - Bev Fitchett's Guns

In the 12 Gauge Buckshot Range Report that I did earlier this month, I described the purpose of why one might shoot slugs out of a defensive scattergun:. A good way to think about a rifled slug is like an improved version of a Revolutionary War-era musket ball. Rifled slugs generally exhibit deep penetration with very little deformation. For that reason, buckshot will be the go-to load for most home-defense situations. So what does this look like in practice? Shotgun ammo is all about using the right tool for the job.

12 Gauge Slug Range Report

A shotgun slug is a single projectile primarily designed to be fired from a smooth-bored shotgun. Shotgun slug ammunition is available in most of the common shotgun calibres. The simplest form of slug is a round ball sometimes referred to in the United States as a pumpkin ball or pumpkin shot. Since it is a symmetrical projectile, it will not significantly deviate from its intended path if it begins to spin due to air pressure.
As a style of firearm, the shotgun is both popular and versatile. It is used in a wide variety of sports, game hunting, and has very common usage in home defense. This popularity and versatility have bred a wide array of cartridge ammunition, one of which is the slug round. Being considered a short range weapon, the slug is more of a bullet, so this naturally increases distance. A 12 gauge slug of one-ounce weight fired from a standard Federal cartridge will shoot over yards.