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So I was walking through Gander Mountain on my lunch break and saw they had different calibers available than usual with hunting season approaching. I asked one of the associates about special ordering different stuff since the safe act was passed we cant order online. He told me I could order anything I wanted on there website as long as I did in store pickup. So I went online came across Brenneke Slugs. Other than looking ridiculous, is there really any advantage in using them over a regular slug in an HD or SHTF scenario?

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I've used them for hunting in the past. I do believe I took a doe with one a few years back. If it is the deer I'm thinking, I hit it broadside and it slammed right down the the ground dead. I have 1 or 2 left as I don't hunt shotgun much any more except in bad weather.
 

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Throw a few and you'll see the difference. Using a smooth bore 125 yrds was acceptable hunting distance. The fly well IMO.
 

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yeah I've liked them in a smooth bore, though finding 3"ers lately has been impossible it seems.

and they may be more expensive than the super cheapo sluggers but I don't remember them being all that expensive. been a while since I've bought them though my stash is now getting low..
 

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I remember as a boy just getting into hunting & target shooting, my dad and grandfather both used to use Brenneke slugs and didn't like to shoot anything but them.
 

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Brenneke slugs are slightly, heavy emphasis on slightly, more precise than foster slugs out of my 590. They are also generally heavier and harder than foster slugs so I imagine they penetrate further as well. Locally Foster slugs are $1 a shell and the brennekes are about $2.50 a shell. If I were shooting at a bear Iwould want the biggest nastiest brenneke load I could get my hands on, otherwise I would stick with the cheaper fosters. Also the hottest brenneke loads generate tremendous recoil, I shot just 5 of the 3 inch high velocity black magic shells and my shoulder hurt for 2 freaking weeks!
 
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