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Old 11-09-2017, 08:46 PM   #1
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My new Russian mold came in.


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Old 11-09-2017, 08:58 PM   #2
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Awesome! Do you ever watch those guys on YouTube that test all those different slugs out on things? I don't remember the name of it but they've came up with some pretty cool stuff.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:00 PM   #3
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Forgive my ignorance on the slug subject but is that a self defense type slug, hunting, otherwise?

Whatever it is looks cool.

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:11 PM   #4
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Awesome! Do you ever watch those guys on YouTube that test all those different slugs out on things? I don't remember the name of it but they've came up with some pretty cool stuff.


Yeah, thatís my buddy Jeff Henzelís channel. Heís a contributing member on my Facebook page dedicated to slug and buckshot casting.


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Old 11-09-2017, 09:13 PM   #5
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Forgive my ignorance on the slug subject but is that a self defense type slug, hunting, otherwise?

Whatever it is looks cool.

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Itís whatever you want it to be, honestly. Depends on how hot you reload them. If I were using these for home defense, Iíll cast them out of pure lead and reload them down to about 1,000 fps.

I have hunting in mind for these, so theyíll range anywhere from 1300-1600 fps, depending on powder.


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Old 11-09-2017, 09:25 PM   #6
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Itís whatever you want it to be, honestly. Depends on how hot you reload them. If I were using these for home defense, Iíll cast them out of pure lead and reload them down to about 1,000 fps.

I have hunting in mind for these, so theyíll range anywhere from 1300-1600 fps, depending on powder.


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Very, very cool. I have always had an itch to shoot a deer with a slug. I am mesmerized by the unimaginable knock-down power.

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:32 PM   #7
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I have a fetish for slugs. Iíd rather slug hunt that rifle hunt. Hereís a sample of my homemade slugs. Some have sub-MOA accuracy at 100 yards.


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Old 11-09-2017, 09:36 PM   #8
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Nice! What gun are you shootin those out of? I'd like to kill some stuff with a shotgun.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:26 AM   #9
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Nice! What gun are you shootin those out of? I'd like to kill some stuff with a shotgun.


These are a plumbata-style slug sonthese should be accurate out of both rifled and smoothbore. Iíll test these in my H&R USH, Mossberg 590, and Mossberg 835 with both rifled and smoothbore barrels.


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Old 11-10-2017, 08:13 AM   #10
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Itís whatever you want it to be, honestly. Depends on how hot you reload them. If I were using these for home defense, Iíll cast them out of pure lead and reload them down to about 1,000 fps.

I have hunting in mind for these, so theyíll range anywhere from 1300-1600 fps, depending on powder.


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Turn them hollow-side- forward for tactical use
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:41 AM   #11
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I got these for tactical use.




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Old 11-10-2017, 08:45 AM   #12
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Leon, if I'm drawn for the H hog slaughter I may be reaching out to you to get some slugs if you'd be interested in making me some.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:46 AM   #13
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How did you make the two cooper ones on the left of that pic ? Cool stuff !
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:09 PM   #14
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How did you make the two cooper ones on the left of that pic ? Cool stuff !


So those are homemade using 3/4Ē copper caps filled with lead. I didnít make those. Another buddy of mine did using a staging machine.


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Old 11-10-2017, 05:12 PM   #15
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Leon, if I'm drawn for the H hog slaughter I may be reaching out to you to get some slugs if you'd be interested in making me some.


I got just the load for it. Effective on this hog during the H hog hunt in March.


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I got just the load for it. Effective on this hog during the H hog hunt in March.


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I remember you telling me about those on the phone earlier this year before the H hunt. I have a smooth bore shotgun though so not sure how well those would fly.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:16 PM   #17
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Those still slugs loaded up and Range tested:






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Old 11-14-2017, 12:27 AM   #18
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I remember you telling me about those on the phone earlier this year before the H hunt. I have a smooth bore shotgun though so not sure how well those would fly.


They should do ok.


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Old 11-14-2017, 01:05 AM   #19
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One of the guns you mentioned H&R slug gun is the most accurate slug gun I have shot. Haven't hunted in years with slugs but they do have their place for sure. Hit em hard and knock a big hole through them.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:09 AM   #20
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Can't believe you're using these again after how little damage they did to that pig last spring
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:01 AM   #21
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Ha those bad boys are sweet. I've been wanting to give hunting with a slug gun a shot.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:01 AM   #22
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Holy crap. Those holes!! Haha.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:03 PM   #23
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Are those tight groups from smooth bores?
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:20 AM   #24
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what choke is your H&r ? I have a 20 ga. in full choke and have been reluctant to shot slugs in fear the barrel will banana.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:46 AM   #25
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what choke is your H&r ? I have a 20 ga. in full choke and have been reluctant to shot slugs in fear the barrel will banana.
No choke. Itís a rifled barrel. Slugs are safe to shoot from a full choke. Foster (rifled) slugs are pure lead and will swage down stateting in the forcing cone. The only thing that will suffer is your accuracy.

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Rifled barrels.




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