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BKS

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I know all guns are different and that defensive ammo is kinda scarce but I’m asking for recommendations for some slugs for my 1301.

That is the one area I am a little short in right now.

Hope everyone is safe and staying healthy
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FlyBoyTim

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I’ve been getting great results at 25 yards with Fiochhi low recoil, one ounce and 7/8 ounce slugs from my Beretta 1301 Tactical. Plus, they’re available in San Diego and affordable.
Here’s a recent target:

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I don't have any experience with the Beretta 1301 however Remington Slugger has worked well for me in Remington 870s, Winchester 1300 and a Maverick 88. They seem very consistent and have given good groups.
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FlyBoyTim

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OH! 😳
I thought by your title that you had a Beretta 1301. Is that a mistype? Did you mean the Winchester 1300?
It probably doesn’t matter really. In my experience, the Sluggers are great too. Those are 1600 FPS wallopers though, and will beat you up. They are accurate. In my neck of the woods, Sluggers are hard to find and expensive when you do. 
Good luck.
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BKS

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It’s a Beretta 1301.
Those sluggers are monsters, for sure.
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Originally Posted by FlyBoyTim
Those are 1600 FPS wallopers though, and will beat you up. They are accurate. In my neck of the woods, Sluggers are hard to find and expensive when you do. 
Good luck.


You might like the managed recoil version at 1200 fps. I usually order online and pay between $3-4 for a box of 5.
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David Armstrong

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If I did my part my 1301 would shoot cloverleafs at 40 yards with Remington Reduced Recoil slugs.  I think they call them "managed recoil" these days, and I haven't tried any of the stuff for a few years so I don't know if there have been any changes.
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TCinVA

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While the 1301 probably has some of the most consistent barrel geometry you will find from a shotgun manufacturer these days, individual guns still have their preferences. 

I have two 1301 shotguns purchased roughly 1 year apart. My primary gun shoots Federal Tru-Ball slugs to the same point of aim as my chosen FFC buckshot. It shoots Fiocchi slugs about 3" low and 2" to the left of that point of aim at 25 yards. 

My backup 1301 shoots exactly the opposite: It shoots the Fiocchi slugs dead to point of aim and the Tru Ball slugs 3" low and 2" to the left. 

It's enough to drive you 'round the bend. 

From what I have seen of the 1301 so far (I've probably had eyes on as many 1301 shotguns in classes as anyone in the country at this point) when you find a slug that your gun likes it will shoot them very, very accurately. 

So far I have had good accuracy with: 

- Federal Tru-Ball slugs (all variants) 
- Fiocchi 1 oz. and 7/8 oz. slugs

After seeing me shoot the Fiocchi JM slugs in his Instructor's class, Tom Givens bought some Fiocchi Aero slugs and reported to me that they shot very accurately in his recently acquired 1301. 

So if you are looking for a place to start, those would be good options. 

Generally speaking the 1301 will shoot slugs with excellent repeatability. In other words, it will group slugs together pretty tight regardless of the slug itself. The challenge comes in finding a slug that hits close enough to your buckshot that you don't have to worry about holding off to make a hit. 

I've learned over the years that people's ability to judge hold off at speed under stress is pretty poor...so that's why I advocate finding a slug that hits to the same point of aim as your carefully chosen buckshot if you aren't running a dedicated slug gun. 


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BKS

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I was able to buy 2 cases of Remington RR sluggers.
I got sick and tired of the Fiocchi slugs selling so fast.
I have a redot on the gun so I should be able to zero it,
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