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Old 04-12-2019, 08:51 AM   #1
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Mini Slugs for shotguns

Has anybody tried the mini slugs in their shotguns? Did you use the adapter? what is your opinion of them?
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:44 AM   #2
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To be honest I haven't even heard of em. Are they in a sabbot? Is the advantage flatter trajectory? Are they being pushed as a hunting round or self defense round?
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Aguila makes the Minishell with birdshot, buckshot, or slug loads. 1 3/4 inch doubles your capacity. They mention both hunting and self defense; reduced recoil. I would guess less power and shorter range.

https://www.aguilaammo.com/shotshell/

Here's an adapter for Mossberg 500, 590, 590A1, Shockwave or Maverick 88 12-gauge shotguns, $ 17.

https://www.opsolmini-clip.com/

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I've seen them & they're cute.
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I spent a lot of time on the Mossberg Shockwave forum. The minis work very well, but you need the adapter. Go to Mossberg shotgun forum and search it.
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Just load down normal shells. Maybe you can't load as many but very few if any reliability issues.
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Just load down normal shells. Maybe you can't load as many but very few if any reliability issues.
I think you're correct. Seems to be feed problems even with the adapter. My Mossberg 500 works fine with the 2 3/4 so no use messing up a good thing.
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The entry level cost reloading shotshell isn't nearly what it is for metallic especially if you get a good loader like a Mec in the used market. I bought one on flea-bay several years ago and got all I needed for $75 and the press was a 12 ga Sizemaster, a step up from the 600's plus it included several shot bars, powder bushings, powder bottles and spare parts. The auction ended on the Sunday of labor day weekend so it was lightly followed.
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I've seen them & they're cute.
Cute?...

Were I to buy a shotgun for SD, I'd prefer 20 gauge anyway, probably the Shockwave. Less blast, flash, recoil, and collateral damage to background structures....

Didn't realize until a few minutes ago that they're making the Shockwave in .410.

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Old 04-13-2019, 05:51 AM   #10
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I always thought the idea self defense shotgun would be a 12 ga coach gun with ejectors. Two quick shots and easy to handle. Fairly quick to reload with a little practice. You could use the less well endowed shells that are the subject of the thread without fear of malfunction.
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I always thought the idea self defense shotgun would be a 12 ga coach gun with ejectors. Two quick shots and easy to handle. Fairly quick to reload with a little practice. You could use the less well endowed shells that are the subject of the thread without fear of malfunction.
Always wanted one, but a short pump would be good. I would think the Shockwave would be tough on the wrists, never tried one though.
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The angle of the Shockwave grip is not nearly as stressful on the wrist as the original pistol grip on shotguns. Here is picture of mine:
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Here is a picture of a 12 yd head shot, 15 yd chin shot, and a 20 yd center mass shot, using 12 ga 00Buck LE Tactical with Flight Control. The picture of the Shockwave is before I started "tinkering" with it as shown in the previous picture.
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Here's a use for your mini shells.

https://www.maxim.com/gear/the-dx12-...concept-2018-2
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I like it!
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I would bet that "serious recoil" is an understatement. The mini shells should help a lot. They could reduce it to 20 gauge. Using .410 wouldn't be so good, as there are smaller .410 handguns already. I haven't seen anything mentioned of there ever being 20 gauge minishells.
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I bet if you had to use it you wouldn't even notice the recoil.
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I dunno. Looks like maybe 16 inch barrels, if that long. No weight given, but all that polymer looks pretty light. No forearm to hold on to. I wouldn't want to be holding it with just one hand when it went boom.

Without the actual gun in hand, it's hard to judge.

I'd probably like the coach gun you mentioned much better.

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I have an old beater Mossberg 500 20 Ga that I was thinking about cutting down the BBL to 18 1/2", putting a smaller slide (or cutting down the wooden one) and I have had a pistol grip for it that replaces the stock. I would have to remount the sight or mount a laser. Not really expecting it to be worth much as I got it used when the earth was flat and it was beat up then and I did nothing to improve it. Might be fun to mess with it. I used it to shoot woodchucks in my garden. I would load with #2 buck and shoot them out of the kitchen window. Worked good for that. It's a fixed choke and has many character marks.
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Terry if a birds head grip is available for that gun I would recommend it over a pistol grip.
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