Originally Posted by mikem1959
I never thought of shooting slugs through my jic2,what could i shoot,slugs,sabots
some people like slugs for a defensive round and it works great as one as that's a massive hunk of lead hitting something and will do major damage to a BG's day! but the downside is, slugs generally have more felt recoil than shot type shells. sabots are designed for either slug barrels with rifle type sights or rifled barrels with sights for hunting purposes. they are designed to increase the effective range of a shotgun when hunting game animals. so IMO sabots wouldn't be practical for a shotgun used for SD/HD applications.
myself, i use as stated before, #4 birdshot. how do i know it works? testing. i test it at 30 feet against different materials, 3/8" plywood, 1/2" drywall, car door, ect. ect... and have found that at this distance, it has plenty of power and penetration to do the job i expect it to do. some may scoff at my choice, but i have done my own testing and found the results speak for themselves. some will say you need to use some sort of buckshot for SD/HD loads, but after my informal testing, i have found for the distances that would be used, it just isn't needed for me. these are my conclusions based on my situation and uses, and what works for me might not work for others. i will always suggest that people need to test loads for usage rather than just relying on hearsay or blind recommendations from other people. i know what OO buckshot will do at 30 feet, and after my informal testing a couple of years ago with #4 birdshot, i know that it will do the job if needed at 30 feet or less.