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Old 11-16-2006, 01:54 AM   #1
 
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just wondering if anybody has used these and if so what were the results? thanks
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Must be new or a regional product. I've never heard of them.
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I have never heard of them. The best I have found are the Winchester Copper slugs.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:48 AM   #4
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Good yes----kick like a mule yes
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They do kick like a mule, but they group well and have a pretty flat trajectory for a 601 gr. slug. I'm using them this year.


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Looks like theyd do too much damage for deer, but i bet they work awsome on bear and elk.
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Looks like theyd do too much damage for deer, but i bet they work awsome on bear and elk.
I'll update on the damage after this weekend.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:52 AM   #8
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I shot a buck with them last year...they shot great for me and pack a heck of a wallop on both ends!!! Worked just fine for deer!
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Pretty much your best option if you want to shoot a full sized slug out of a rifled barrel. From what I have read they are fairly accurate, depends on your gun though. And everyone that has tried them says they kick like the dickens.

As far as performance on game they would be no better than rifled slugs or the cheaper saboted lead slugs. The saboted pistol bullets in the premium shotgun ammo loads would perform better on game because of the better bullet design most likely. However, dead is dead right.

I used brenneke gold magnums which are simular to these, (600 grn full bore slug with a wad that stays attached in flight) and they worked ok. Put a quarter sized hole thru a 170 lb deer. The entrance and exit wound were the same size. The lungs were mush and the top half of the heart was gone. Still ran 90 yards though. A shoulder shot probably would have dropped it.

My personal opinion, for the price difference you could probably get simular performance out of 2-3 dollar rifled slugs if you find some your gun likes. My H&R will shoot some into 3 shot ragged holes at 100 yards. Plenty accurate enough to kill deer with. Makes a mess in the barrel though and accuracy drops off after 4 or 5 shots.

They make a reduced recoil version of this round as well if you are worried about recoil.

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