Skipped right over your post! That's what I'm talking about!! What else is out there?I load mine so the first 3 rounds I would shoot are buckshot then followed with 5 rounds of slugs. I have shot slugs out of a few 18.5" guns, Remington 870, Mossberg and a Benelli Nova pump. I was impressed by how accurate a short barreled shotgun could shoot the slugs, I also found that all 3 shot Wolf Rifle slugs the best. Wolf Power Ammo 12 Ga 2-3/4 1oz Rifled Slug
I managed a 4" 100yard group with my 870, shooting from a bench with a EoTech 553 red dot sight, with a 1oz slug traveling 1400fps, it should do the job!!
I wish.....my home defense shotgun is a Mossberg 500 22 inch barrel that holds 7 rounds. Plenty good enough for bump in the night scenarios though. ;DI think TTG has a Saiga 12 if I remember and I have one also, and he has good consistency in his larder, which I think is really the goal to set for any ammo larder.
Thats what I was looking for. My shotgun has an 18 1/2 barrel too. I was looking for something to be fairly accurate out to my barn which is about 150 feet away from the house. As I said, I know a rifle would bee better, but I leave the shot gun out so it's quicker to get to.I should have mentioned that mine is only an 18 1/2" Mossberg 500, so that should show you that short smooth bores still have great ability to reach out if needed. But yeah, far too much over-penetration when you're up close and personal with slugs.