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Posted: 10/13/2004 6:32:05 AM EST
I just got a Rem 870 and am thinking about trying some of the mini slugs through it. Just wondering what experiences others have had with these. Are they just a jam waiting to happen?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:43:14 AM EST
They work great in a Win 1300. IIRC,they are somewhat problematic in the 870. I think there is a mod you can do to the Rem to make it work better with them, but then it won't work with standard shells.

Try them, just 6 bucks and you will know.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:54:48 AM EST
i like the Wolf low power slugs.

minislugs have issues.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:58:33 AM EST
Thanks for the replies. Sounds like something to stay away from.

I suppose I could try some since every gun handles different ammo differently. Just heard they were fun to play around with.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:24:28 AM EST
Anyone kow if these will work in the FN Police Tactical shotgun?
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 7:00:45 PM EST
Slickbt- They should since the FN is a well dressed Win. 1300 Defender.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 7:28:28 PM EST
The elevator needs adjusting in the 870 to make it 100% reliable with mini-shells - my wife's "pet" 870 has been adjusted thus. The downside is that it then becomes not fully reliable with full-size shells.

They run pretty well in my Benelli Nova Tactical, but not 100% - which means not for defense AFAIC.

I've never heard of any function problems for the mini-shells in Winchester Defenders (right out of the box - no mods) and, of course, there were a couple of shotguns made (but not widely distributed) specifically for the mini-shells - a weird looking pistol-gripped "assault-shotgun-thing" (can't remember the model name) and a more traditional-looking "tactical" shotgun called a "Poseiden" or some such IIRC.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:15:16 PM EST
Appreciate all the replies and info.
I don't think I really want to play around trying to adjust for something I won't use much.
Thanks
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 2:35:07 PM EST
The Mini-Slugs, the 71/2's and the duplex loads run like a champ in my 1300 Defender.


Dave
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:41:43 PM EST
I'm suprised no one has made a shotgun that shoots just the mini slugs yet. I thought ruger would be all over it by now.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:54:25 PM EST
+1 (actually 12 in the tube, and one more in the chamber) for the 1300 Defender. I've got one, and a few of the mini slug shells. Feeds just fine, and I can stuff a bunch in the shotgun! Gotta love that.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:38:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 6:41:26 PM EST by HardShell]

Originally Posted By Soviet:
I'm suprised no one has made a shotgun that shoots just the mini slugs yet. I thought ruger would be all over it by now.



Did you not see/read my post above? Just 3 above yours?


Originally Posted By HardShell:
... and, of course, there were a couple of shotguns made (but not widely distributed) specifically for the mini-shells - a weird looking pistol-gripped "assault-shotgun-thing" (can't remember the model name) and a more traditional-looking "tactical" shotgun called a "Poseiden" or some such IIRC.



There just wasn't enough demand for these - I doubt a major manufacturer will ever market one.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:24:33 PM EST
Did just now h.gif A bit more info on these guns would be helpful
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:22:14 PM EST
What does the slug itself look like? Normal Foster-style? Even at the modest velocity, a good design should expand reliably.

Thanks for the info

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