20ga DGS-20 Slug (25/pak)

20ga DGS-20 Slug (25/pak)
Item Number: 0721620
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 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65warnings.ca.gov

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DGS20 Dangerous Game Slug 20ga (25/pak)


*This is not Loaded ammunition 


The DGS slug line has proven itself in the field and in the lab to be one of the best all-around performing slugs for a variety of shotgun and barrel combinations. Our lab is continually amazed at the versatility and performance of this slug.


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:


  1. Add powder to the primed hull
  2. Add the slug and lightly compress
  3. Crimp the shell.

Roll or fold crimps work well with the 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.


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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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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Rifled Barrel DGS 5/13/2024
Tested 2 loads, 26 gr. Blue Dot, same grains Swedish surplus powder, 20 gauge - 75 yards 5.5 to 8inch Groups. I would not recommend, at least for rifled barrels, Yeah, Scoped and bench rested.
Ted Dempsey
We are not sure what you mean by "Swedish surplus powder." That would not be a tested load and we don't have a load like that with Blue Dot. Give our techs a call. They can help with data that has been proven. Would also recommend the Slug Manual to get you going in the right direction. We've had years of success with this product.
--BP Lab
DGS 20 gauge slug. 4/4/2022
Absolutely the best 20 gauge slug for reloading.Bought the slug manual and reloaded following the manual instructions. Less than 3 inches at 50 yards when using a rest and shooting bench. Great penetration and accuracy using iron rear sights,used the factory bead on my Remington Youth Model 870 with the factory improved cylinder screw in choke.I will also say that the rear sight was a standard U notch attached to the receiver of my 870.
- Ed Sanders, TN
Updated review of the DGS-20 Slug. 7/17/2015
I have been reloading and shooting these slugs for a couple of years now. Very, very impressed and satisfied with the accuracy and performance of these slugs out of a smoothbore barrel. You can expect 1-2 inch groups at 50 yards with these slugs when you find the load recipe your gun likes. My best group I shot so far measures just .75 inches center to center. Outstanding. They are also made of hardened lead and they penetrate real well. I shot one at 2 water filled 20 gallon totes measuring a combined 48 inches and it blew right through both of them! These slugs do not deform when they hit a target, so if your looking for that, I would buy the thug slugs instead as they are made of softer lead and will deform. I highly recommend you give these awesome slugs a try! You will be amazed at how well they shoot!
- Andy Schneider, WI
Savage 220F 20 ga. DGS slugs 11/9/2014
Now, I have to fine tune my loads for best results, But I had hole in hole groups at 100 yards with these slugs, MV of 1580 average. I roll crimp and adjust the column accordingly....I have no doubt I can replicate the hole in hole performance with my Savage and these slugs. Looking forward to deer testimony in a few months.4 stars because I havent shot game with them yet.
- James C. Gilbert, CT
Great Slug for the smoothbore 20 ga. 5/29/2013
This is my new favorite 20 ga slug. Easy and fast to load up, doesnt lead up the barrel very much, and very accurate. Shooting them with an 870 smoothbore equipped with a red dot sight, I put my first 3 shots into a 2 inch group at 50 yards. Very pleased with the results. Thanks BPI for selling this great product!
- Andy, WI

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