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Lightfields aint to salty at all. And it aint like MOST ( I say most because most of us aint like you with them WHOPPERS you have) and take our sluggers to the range. Tizz why the higher prices. Since the demand isnt that great (volume) then they have to be more expencive for the company to make a profit I would guess anyway. Unlike rifle cartriges which are shot by many all year round, the slugs are taken to the range, and for MOST, shot a couple of times to make sure of the sights and thats about all the punishment that we want to endure. Hence the non volume of sales and the Higher price because of it. Now of course there are some that are just taking advantage of the use of newer technology and jacking up the price to go with all the hype but such is the way of marketing and profit margins.

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hubel458 wrote:
Tweesdad--The leading I noticed was just specks, not
smeared on heavy. Was going 500 fps faster than you
as I took slugs out of cases and used them for our
12GA FH testing, so that would account for specks.
Your rifled barrel is a super good one to fire that many
times and still be clean. Don' t lose it. Your smoothbore
you tested them in, what choke did it have. Ed

Ed.
Smoothbore is a Rem. 870 with straight choke riot barrel. No choke at all. Simply shoots anything I stick in the chamber to where I need it to go. The only thing "different" I ever do is to wrap a bit of fine steel wool around a cleaning mop, chuck the rod into a drill, and scrub the hell out of it about twice a year. Bore shines like a mirror. Clean is good.

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Brenneke slugs are not really "RIFLED" but are ribed! The ribs are to stengthen the walls of the slug skirt, not to spin the slug. They work fine in rifled barrels, or smooth bores. The attached wads screwed to the base of the slug is what follows the rifleing, and stabilizes the slug even in a smooth bore, because the light felt wad attached to the base of the slug, not only engages the rifleing od a riifled barrel, but works like the fletching on an arrow, from a smooth bore.

I have a Side by side "CAPE GUN"(double, with a shotgun barrel on the left, and a rifle barrel on the right) chambered for 16 ga on the left, and 8X57JR (.318 bore) on the right. My handloads for the rifle pushes a 196Gr soft point @ 2400 fps, and shoots 1" , 3 shot groups on the target @ 100 yds, and the 16 ga shot barrel will place a Brenneke shug right beside the rifle, also a 100 yds, every time. This is one of the handiest guns for general bag hunting ever designed. It will also print a 91% pattern at 30 yds with 7 1/2 shot, and a 70% pattern with No 5 shot for duvcks, and turkey. In the area where I hunt Muledeer, Elk, Blue Quail, and turkey are open at the same time, so what ever jumps, I'm ready, from elk down to cottontail!

I find Brenneke slugs to be top notch for just about anything you would want a slug for!

Most stores today, do not stock the Brennekes in 16 ga, so I have to order them by the case, but 12 and 20 ga are always available at one shop or the other! I use them in all my shotguns, when I want a slug.

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Never seen a side by side rifle shotgun combo... Got a pic of that monster? Seen and had a couple of over and under combos but never a side by side.

Dont think Ive ever seen a Brenn out of the shell. So you are saying they dont have a "curve" to the ribbing like say remmies do? Guess thats why they would work in a rifled barrel if they are straight.

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cam69conv wrote:
Never seen a side by side rifle shotgun combo... Got a pic of that monster? Seen and had a couple of over and under combos but never a side by side.

The "CAPE GUN" were very popular with the settlers in early south African on the Cape Of Goodhope,hence tha name! The Cape Of Goodhope, (now in RSA) and SouthWest Africa, (now Namibia) where of Dutch, and German stock, and the guns were perfect for forage hunting, because you had a choice, of shot, ball, or bullet, so what ever jumped you are armed for it, with a change of ammo! Cape Guns are always S/S, and are still made today. Merkel, and Heym both make them, in many chamberings!

I have two of these cape Guns. One is a H. Berrela, made in Berlin in around 1920! It is a sidelock, hammer gun, with a 16 ga shot barrel on the left, and an 8X57JR barrel on the right. It has a "SET TRIGGER", on the rifle barrel. The barrel set is 27 1/2" long, and has express sights. The other is a "V.HAFFNER, made in KASSEL(old spelling), Germany late in the 1800s, It has a 20 ga shot barrel on the left, and rifle barrel on the right, chambered for 58 Berdan carbine. The barrels are demaskus, and the action is a Jones Underlever, with Back action sidelocks, with exposed hammers. The rifle barrel also has a set trigger, and the butt plate is Buffalo horn, and the simi pistolgrip, is made of Buffalo horn as well, and is fillagree carved. The stocks are Cercasion Walnut, and is as beautiful as wood gets. I can take digital pictures but I have zero Idea how to post them from MY computer to this web-site's long guns Forum. The other pictures I posted are from public access web-sites, or from the internet. If there is someone here who can post them for me, and are on AOL, I can e-mail them to you!

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Dont think Ive ever seen a Brenn out of the shell. So you are saying they dont have a "curve" to the ribbing like say remmies do? Guess thats why they would work in a rifled barrel if they are straight.

I haven't pulled one from the shell in many years, but the old ones were straight. No Matter, because they are not meant to spin the slug anyway. The are to give strength to the walls of the hollow base slug. Many are fooled into thinking they are supposed to act like rifleing in a rifle but they are not. The rifeled shotgun barrels are designed to spin the slug, like a rifle.
I have some 16 ga Brenneke slugs, and i just looked, and they are slanted some, but if you will notice they are fullsize all the way round at the base, and so-called rifleing doesn't go all the way to the base of the slug. Thr screwed-on felt wad is oversize, and it and the gas expanded hollow skirt of the slug seals the gasses behind the slug in the barrel, and there is no way this could cause spin in a smoth bore barrel. As I said before, the light wad attached to the back of the slug acts like the fletching on an arrow, to stabilize the slug.

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That's secret to smoothbore slugs. Front end heavy. back end light,
and if the backend is extended with light material
like felt wads screwed on or plastic cup locked on, it's better.
If they leave barrel pointed straight ahead, then they are
fairly accurate. Ed

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Further update

I went to the range today, and tried those Brennekes again. This time, I had a 2 1/2 power scope mounted on the 870. At the same 75 yards, with the Hastings barrel, my first shot from the unsighted in gun was about 6 -7 inches right, and about 5 inches low. Fired two more shots using the exact same sight picture, and found that the three shot group was just barely over 1" on centers. This is not to say I can do that in the field as I don't carry a concrete shooting bench and sand bags with me.
All I did was adjust the sight so I was hitting one inch high at 75 yards, and called it a day. Man, I love those Brenneke KOs. Unfortunately, people seem to be finding out just how good their potential is. They are getting really hard to find around here now. Lucky I bought when I did.
Good hunting to all

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Tweesdad,The Breneke slugs are the only slug I use, and if you think 12ga, and 20ga are hard to find, try finding some 16 ga Brenneke slugs! Big smile

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Able ammo and Midway both have 16ga in stock Mac if you want to order online. Heres the link for able for ya http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=73730

And heres the link for midway http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showpage?saleitemid=861864&utm...

Midways price is almost double. Dont know why. Usually midway is pretty cheap

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Not to belabor a point, I thought it might interest someone to know that the local Dick's is having a sale on Brenneke KO slugs. $1.98 a box of five in 12 ga. I assume that this is a chain, so the deal should be available in every Dick's store. If you are not interested, sorry I bothered you.

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