Posted September 1, 2015 9:37 am by Comments

By John A. Heatherly

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Slug technology has come a long way! Depending on the hunter’s situation, hunting with a shotgun or a slug gun may be be the best option. Don’t discount this kind of hunting without considering the tools that are now available on the market. NorthAmericanWhitetail shows the way…

The best of today’s slugs and slug guns can deliver accuracy as good as many ordinary hunting rifles out to 100 yards, 150 yards, and even beyond. I have personally fired 5-inch groups at 200 yards with sabot-type 12-gauge slugs through interchangeable-barrel, full-rifled Remington and Mossberg autoloaders and pump shotguns. Using a dedicated “slug rifle” like Savage’s Model 220F 20-gauge, those 200-yard groups shrink to under four inches.

If you haven’t tried or witnessed new-generation slug ammunition or slug firearms in action, you may scoff, but the fact is, the world has changed. And, if you question a slug’s “killing power,” just note this: the retained energy of one of Remington’s current 12-gauge Premier Copper Solid one-ounce sabot slugs at 100 yards is 1,364 ft/lbs. The retained energy of a traditional lever-action’s 170-grain softnose .30-30 bullet at the same distance is actually nine ft/lbs less.

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Source:: Patriot Outdoor News

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