Thug Slug 20ga 7/8oz (25/pk)

Thug Slug 20ga 7/8oz (25/pk)
Item Number: 1262025
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Thug Slug 20ga 7/8oz (25/pak)  

The Thug Slug is our most advanced slug design to date. Over the course of over 40 years of lab and field testing, we've seen and shot countless slug designs. Nothing has performed like the Thug Slug.

The Thug series of slugs was thus named by one of the guys in our plant. His words were, "Thugs are flat-nosed, hard-hitting fighters." The name stuck. The guys in our ballistic lab are also crowing about the performance of the Thug Slug series because they satisfy all the critical criteria of a superior shotshell projectile:

  1. Hard-hitting performance in every size and weight.
  2. Precise accuracy from both rifled and smoothbore barrels.
  3. Loading ease with data utilizing roll and fold crimps.

There is a slug in this series for almost every type of slug shooter and slug-oriented game. The net result is what you've come to expect: tight target groupings and hard hitting, knock-down performance in both smoothbore and rifled barrels. The Thug Slug series is available in four different variations:

Part # Description Slug Wt.
#1261228 LC 12ga Thug Slug 1 oz slug
#1261232 LC 12ga Thug Slug 1-1/8 oz slug
#1262025 LC 20ga Thug Slug 7/8 oz slug
#1264100 LC .410 Thug Slug 8 gram slug



  • Unitized one-piece design.
  • Easy to load: Roll or Fold crimp.
  • Double-reinforced gas seal.
  • Quad-buckle self-adjusting cushion system.
  • Rifled ribbing engages rifling and reduces the friction of bore-contact.
  • Flat-nose design increases relative shock power and allows for easy loading.
  • Hollow-point design for maximum impact and rapid energy transfer.

Energy damping crush-sections absorb setback forces, enabling the projectile to stabilize earlier in the propulsion cycle. Successfully utilized used in both rifled and non-rifled shotguns.

Note on .410: Our ballistic lab has seen early success with this slug in many .410 handguns. We'll be developing more great loads with the LC .410 Thug Slug™  for our  "Judgement" series of loads.

Load data: Current loading data is available in the Fifth Edition of the Slug Manual as well as our Thug Slug Brochure.


Slug Comparison Chart
Part # Slug Name Ga/Size Weight Length Diam
0721612 Dangerous Game Slug 12ga 1-1/8 oz 1.870 0.731
1261232 Thug Slug 12ga 1-1/8 oz 1.822 0.731
1261228 Thug Slug 12ga 1 oz 1.744 0.731
0721610 LBC BluForce Sabot 12ga 1 oz 2.040 0.740
0721613 Thunderbolt Slug 12ga 3" 1-7/16 oz  1.889 0.736
7000002 Foster Slug 12ga 7/8 oz. 0.611 0.678
7000003 Shuttlecock Slug  12ga 450 gr. 0.992 0.660
7000004 Pumpkin Ball Slug 12ga 550 gr. 0.715 0.715
7000005 Green Slug non-toxic  12ga 375 gr. 1.213 0.729
336CTX12 CTX Frangible Slug 12ga 325 gr. 0.681 0.602
0721616 Dangerous Game Slug 16ga 1 oz 1.842 0.668
0721620 Dangerous Game Slug 20ga 7/8 oz 1.825 0.623
1262025 Thug Slug 20ga 7/8 oz 1.708 0.622
0721628 Light Game Slug 28ga 194 gr. 1.202 0.503
0721641 Light Game Slug .410 93 gr. 1.327 0.387
1264100 Thug Slug .410 1/4 oz. 1.572 0.408

Product Type: Slug, lead, with molded plastic carrier
Size: 20-gauge 7/8 oz (357.3 grain lead slug + 32.7grain carrier = 390 grains total)
Type: Flat-nose hollow-point lead

*Industry-accepted tolerances apply to all weights and measures.

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.

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Very accurate 11/15/2022
Loaded these in 3 inch hulls with 25 grains of Longshot. Then a quarter inch felt wad, 4 overshot cards and roll crimped. Shooting them with a rifled barrel CVA single shot slug gun with a Nikon scope. These are so accurate at 50 yards that the holes are touching in the paper. Unbelievable and very impressed.
HEAVY HITTER 10/1/2018
My daughter shot a big whitetail buck with one of these slugs, right in the shoulder. It went 40 yards and piled up. 16.5 grains of Unique in RIO hulls through her Mossberg 500 with a rifled barrel. Buck dressed out at 206.5 pounds. Not bad for a 20 gauge. Thanks for a great product!
3 shots to clean 12/4/2016
These slugs shoot fairly accurate, however... the lead may be too soft At least for my gun. My smoothbore had alot of lead, to include 2 slivers of lead hanging off the inside lower section of the barrel after 5 shots. I will try the DGS next and see if they do better in my gun. Ive only tried one type of powder so that could be the issue as well. Time will tell. Ive tried using slug casings as well as regular short brass shot cases, the slug cases dont crimp as neatly as the shot cases.
Great Slugs! 4/21/2016
These are used in a 20ga Benelli Nova with a smooth bore. Excellent accuracy! These are being used for 3Gun, so we shoot quite a bit of them in a year!

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