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hourglass shaped slugs

onejaegeronejaeger Member Posts: 18 ✭✭

My supply of Winchester "BRI" 12g slugs is running low and I have not been able to find anyone manufacturing "hourglass" shaped slugs. My smooth bore rifled choke tube shotgun is Very accurate with the 1 ounce "hourglass" slugs , But will not reliably stabilize any of the Pistol bullets in a sabot that I have tried ,8 different varieties ! I was hoping someone here might know of a manufacturer of "hourglass" slugs or could suggest a load ?


  • AdamsQuailHunterAdamsQuailHunter Member Posts: 1,747 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2022

    You might try "Maplewood Bullets" - he doesn't show any slugs of any type at the moment - but if you 'ask the seller' on an auction item he might be able to direct you to a supply. (In passage, all of the things he has custom cast for me to the size and hardness I specified have all been top drawer.)

    Here is one of his auctions:

    This may not be exactly the slug you are referring to - but molds can be custom made and then you can cast your own to the hardness you want.

    Best Regards - AQH

  • hillbillehillbille Member Posts: 13,319 ✭✭✭✭

    as AQH has said I think it is Lee who will custom make a lead mold, you might have to pour your own, but you would never run out again.

  • onejaegeronejaeger Member Posts: 18 ✭✭

    My apologies. My post was poorly worded. I am looking for factory loads that my smooth bore/rifled tube shotgun will shoot accurately. Winchester and Federal have produced the " hourglass " slug loads in the past . I was hoping someone was still producing them. Should have just asked if someone had a smoothbore/rifled tube slug load that was accurate ? Sorry again for the confusion.

  • mac10mac10 Member Posts: 2,225 ✭✭✭✭

    Lyman makes a mold

  • SWAT 50SWAT 50 Member Posts: 4,073 ✭✭✭

    Brenkie made a sabot slug.

  • discusdaddiscusdad Member Posts: 12,927 ✭✭✭✭

    i will not recommend a sabot style slug, simply because i don't think the rifled tube setup will help accuracy that much. a sabot needs a fully rifled barrel to achieve the accuracy results you seek. IMO if you choose to use a rifled choke tube, stay with the old style Foster slugs and be happy getting an 8in grouping at 75 yrds. full rifle barrel +sabot slug might get you a 5 inch group @ 100yards.

  • Gregor62Gregor62 Member Posts: 2,794 ✭✭✭

    I would purchase an improved cylinder choke tube and switch to the available rifled slugs on the market. It seems like the best option aside from upgrading to a modern barrel if possible. It seems the slugs you seek have gone the way of the dodo bird.

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