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Why is it almost impossable to find 12 guage 3 1/2" slugs?


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Old 06-20-2012, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Why is it almost impossable to find 12 guage 3 1/2" slugs?

I've only found 1 company on the internet that sells 'em...just wondering why?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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Why do you need them?
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There's the answer: few want them.
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I've only found 1 company on the internet that sells 'em...just wondering why?
The same goes for 16 ga. You can allways make your own......By the By what are you hunting.........
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You'd be better off using a field artillery cannon.
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I've only found 1 company on the internet that sells 'em...just wondering why?
What makes you think you need 12 gauge 3 1/2" slugs ?
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any of you guys ever think people just want things because they can ?
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any of you guys ever think people just want things because they can ?
Sure but why would a company tool up to make something that would sit on the shelf. If there's a limited market for it then it seems logical that there would be limited availability or suppliers.

Maybe the question is better stated as "what do you expect to gain out of a 3 1/2 inch shell holding a slug that you wouldn't get out of a 3 inch or 2 3/4 inch shell holding the same slug other than a larger shell and lower mag capacity?

Would we gain more velocity or a heavier slug?
What does one or both take care of that the other offerings don't?

I'm not sure so I'm asking as well.
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Cuz that would hurt like hell
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The additional shell length on the 3.5 is for shot, not powder. Since waterfowling is limited to non-lead shot, needing a larger shot size, a 3.5 steel shot is about equal to a 3 inch lead shot shell.

Since the slug is lead, it really gains nothing by the extra half inch of shell.
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