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I've always wanted to lob something bigger and heavier out of a shotgun than your average rifled slug. Perhaps the weight equivalent of 2 or three, something solid and longer. Say 3-4oz? What would have to be taken into account in order to keep pressures safe? Cutting powder in 1/3-1/4, and wadding appropriately? Using certain kinds of much slower powders?

How about black powder? Not the most powerful, but slow enough maybe to keep pressures within safe limits while lobbing a super-slug?
 

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get a punt gun.

seriously, some 3" & 3.5" shot loads are at the 2 oz or better range, also there is the 10ga. I wouldn't recommend it but if someone took some 2 oz shot load data and figured out how to cast a slug, so on, so on.

I think it gets more technical than that though. Factors like the way the shot flows as compared to a solid slug? Not an expert, but I know there are differences other tahn weight.
 
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my dad and I used to take dental floss and crimp fishing weights on them

and load them for protection from bears when camping :assult:
I'm sure y'all can imagine the wound channel
 
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