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Quite a few years ago i used some Sellier + Bellot slugs for a bit of pig shooting.These slugs were a steel core shrouded in tough hard plastic and when they hit pigs dropped quick.I have always considered them superior to lead slugs as they seemed to carry a lot further with plus accuracy but as you guys have legal hunting with slugs maybe someone has used this type for deer before,if so what thoughts have you on these plastic projectiles.gryphon
 

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We have similar slug ammo over here, although the plastic sleeves are designed to fall away shortly after the slug leaves the muzzle - a sabot is the term.

Some of the slugs use lead cores (hard lead though, not soft like a traditional slug), some are copper, some are just pistol bullets, and there's no telling what all other things they could be.  Haven't heard of steel but it should work OK, as the plastic sleeve will protect the barrel.

Since the slugs are smaller than the bore they are more aerodynamic and yes, generally shoot flatter.  With a rifled slug barrel or even a rifled choke tube, some of them can be quite accurate.

I don't hunt with slugs but if I did that's what I'd try first.
 

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I see that Brenneke has a type of slug now that's made from some kind of metal with a sliding pin/plunger in the middle. Pretty unique looking.

Anybody familiar with them at all?


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Realistically I can't see how the standard Brenneke can be improved upon by much in terms of terminal ballistics under 100 yards. I've done a lot of side-by-side comparison with them against standard Forsters, BRI sabots, Hydra Shok sabots, etc. The tried n' true product from RWS outperforms them all in terms of overall penetration and accuracy in a variety of shotguns. Now I will grant you the sabots do a better job beyond the century mark with a rifled barrel due to better aerodynamics, but even then they've lost a lot of the oomph shotgun slugs are renowned for at close range. You really can't make a 12 gauge into a long-range rifle regardless of ammo or barrel type so why not maximize its performance within its relatively limited envelope?



(Edited by Bill Lester at 5:56 pm on Aug. 26, 2001)


(Edited by Bill Lester at 5:59 pm on Aug. 26, 2001)
 
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