DGS Thunderbolt Slug 12ga 1-3/8 oz (10/pak)
The Thunderbolt Slug is the ultimate in stopping power for just about any big game. This is the slug for you if you are shooting through very heavy brush or encountering dangerous game when a quick kill is an absolute necessity.
NOTE: The Thunderbolt is designed for exclusive use in 3" and 3-1/2" chambered shotguns utilizing a cylinder choke (no constriction). Rifled barrels generally work very well with this slug. We also have high-velocity loads for 12ga 3-1/2" as well.
Lethal downrange energy is combined with stunning accuracy - even in smoothbore barrels. Single-unit wad/slug construction makes for fast and easy three-step loading:
Add powder to the primed hull
Add the slug and lightly compress
Crimp the shell.
It is that easy.
Roll or fold crimps work well with the entire DGS line, but please follow the given load data. The highly efficient gas seal and finely detailed slug structure are engineered to work symbiotically to achieve hard-hitting accuracy. Exclusive self-adjusting column height for perfect crimps. Rotational vane design stabilizes and reduces friction, increasing accuracy and velocity.
Product Type: Slug, lead projectile with molded plastic carrier
Load Data: Complete loading instructions and data for DGS slugs is found in BP's Slug Manual.
Our standard Dangerous Game Slugs are available in three gauges:
DGS12: 12ga, gas seal = .735", slug = .731", length = 1.870", total wt. = 504 grains (1-1/8oz)
DGS16: 16ga, gas seal = .680", slug = .668", length = 1.842", total wt. = 448 grains (1oz)
DGS20: 20ga, gas seal = .638", slug = .623", length = 1.825", total wt. = 398 grains (7/8oz)
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LOADING NOTE: When loading slug components with an inherent gas seal, the entire slug component must be nudged down with your reloading press' rammer tube. Many loaders complain that they don't have enough room for a crimp. This tells us that the reloader is NOT pushing down on the slug prior to crimping and thus not properly seating the slug on the powder. Depending on your loading tool, these loads may require a series of nudges to allow the powder to enter and fill the concave (cupped) plastic gas seal. If you don't do this, then you'll get the "no-fit" problem or a failed load when the powder refuses to fully ignite. Burned or punctured gas seals is almost always a result of this user error.
WARNING: Spire tip slugs placed within a tube magazine (i.e. pump or auto shotguns) must not have any protrusions from the crimp. Although it is unlikely, it is possible that the tip of the protruding slug could impact the primer of the shell in front of it. This could be extremely dangerous. A pointed slug should be covered with a cardboard or plastic disc or even fold-crimped. Failing that, the shotgunner should only place one slug at a time in a tube magazine. Verify no slug, regardless of type, protrudes past the top of a hull.
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