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Old 06-15-2012, 06:17 PM
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barrel length for slug gun.. grizzly defense!

Hey guys im looking at cutting down a few double barrel 12ga for packing when we are out wheeling.

What would you recommend 18.5" or 20"?

Id think 20" but i dont know how much an extra 1.5" will do for it.

Like i said this is going to be mainly a slug gun. Possibly a "00" in one barrel.

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Old 06-15-2012, 06:57 PM
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Re: barrel length for slug gun.. grizzly defense!

The extra 1.5'' isnt gonna make a lick of diffrence either way. The 18.5" is faster to swing but the 20" is gonna be faster MV. It matters not when sending that much weight that far.

My wheelin/back packer has an 18".
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:09 PM
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Re: barrel length for slug gun.. grizzly defense!

i have a mossberg 18" pump 12ga. Pistol grip and a mossberg 20" pistol grip and i mainly bring the 20" because i can have 8 rds and not just 6. But a sxs would just be bad-ass!!!
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Re: barrel length for slug gun.. grizzly defense!

Pretty much no difference, I'd go 18.5". You don't have an extended magazine with the break open, and with a shorter action you've got a pretty handy package to start with. I would put slugs in both barrels.
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Re: barrel length for slug gun.. grizzly defense!

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Pretty much no difference, I'd go 18.5". You don't have an extended magazine with the break open, and with a shorter action you've got a pretty handy package to start with. I would put slugs in both barrels.
Yes i do agree i think slugs will probably be the main residents in these barrels.

In my pistolgrip pump shotys i stagger slug, #4 buck shot. The slug always being the first batter-up.
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Yes i do agree i think slugs will probably be the main residents in these barrels.

In my pistolgrip pump shotys i stagger slug, #4 buck shot. The slug always being the first batter-up.
If I was using a double barreled shotgun as you say, I'd rig it up with better sights. For slugs, I'd use Brenke Lion Slugs rather than generic deer slugs. They are built much tougher than regular slugs are

When I go on fishing trips up your way, guides often carry Mossberg pump shotguns with 3" mag deer slugs in them. I always took a .444 with 330 grain bullets in it. Now I will take my .450 Marlin loaded with 405 grain bullets. With #4 buckshot, I think I'd want something a little tighter than an open bore. Perhaps an improved modified.
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Re: barrel length for slug gun.. grizzly defense!

Well the reason i load slug then #4 buck is because a uncles experience up in alaska.

He originally thought the same way and used "00" 13 pellets in a 3"magnum shell... #4 buck 41pellets out of a 3"mag

Out of a 18" barrel those 13 pellets spread WAY out at 15 yards.

The slug first is ment to spin the bear then the 41 24cal pellets to disorient him by taking out his nose and eyes. Then you are back to a slug to finish.

Proven to work on an alaskian grizzly.
Works for me!!
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