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    New slug testing lineup

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    New hollow point design with plastic base.. I hope these shoot as well as my other plastic based slugs.. These are 450 grains. will give them a go in the next couple of days. D
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    Wow! Very nice looking slugs.

    What is the cavity like in the "pointy" slugs? Is it straight or did you form the cavity then swage it closed?

    I'm betting those big open cavities would really make a mess of water jugs and the might be the answer (or at least another answer) for close range self defense. I am thinking penetration wouldn't be deep but you'd have to mop up the mess.

    Have you just got one plastic wad on those? If so have you tried using two on a longer tit with solid nose slug more Brenneke like? I guess for rifled gun it doesn't matter except for the penetration bit but for smoothbore a drag stabilized solid would be pretty nice.

    Once again it looks as though you have an interesting line up.

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    Lb ..those slugs all have the same cavity, Just formed farther into the die.
    Wanted to experiment with a couple of things with these.
    1. the amount of lead contacting the barrel vs. accuracy. The pointy slugs actually have no lead that will contact barrel and ride solely on the plastic..lead section measures .720 plastic is .732
    2. How much the point of impact actually changes with the more aerodynamic nose. With all other factors being the same. Slug construction, weight and load.

    These all have 1 wad on the base. I have tried 2 without success. But I have increased the rivet diameter, so another try is warranted..
    I fired 3 of the wide nose this evening. Accuracy excellent..2 inches or so @ 100 yards..I will have to recover the slugs tomorrow, penetration was more than I expected. Will post results. D

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    That is one large cavity.

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    It's basically a hollow base slug....reversed. Then closed up into the shape of slug.. D

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    As usual, very impressive slug

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    I like it.....
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    Once again, Uncle D comes through with da heat!


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    Dennis,

    are you going to make this type of slug in 20ga?

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    Bb. Yes. I've got some made up.. I'll dig through my collection and get em posted. D

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    Like this...20 ga 3/4 oz. D
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    Dino,

    Let me know when those go on sale, gotta workup a deer load for a friend's nephew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle dino View Post
    Like this...20 ga 3/4 oz. D
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    Hmmm! Lighter than a 20 gauge round ball.

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    I can make them any time..ive got a load worked up that will shoot sub 2 inch groups all day long @ 100.. is a modest load with 23.5 gr steel. Blood trail was working on faster load.. d

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle dino View Post
    I can make them any time..ive got a load worked up that will shoot sub 2 inch groups all day long @ 100.. is a modest load with 23.5 gr steel. Blood trail was working on faster load.. d
    Got me a better roll crimp for my 20 ga. I'll resume testing when I'm done moving.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Trail View Post
    Got me a better roll crimp for my 20 ga. I'll resume testing when I'm done moving.


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    what crimper did you buy? I am going to try these in 3" hulls using Blue Dot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbeans View Post
    what crimper did you buy? I am going to try these in 3" hulls using Blue Dot.

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    The steel BPI roll crimper.


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    First results very good..this group is the biggest hollow point.. 2 inches@100 3 shots..all these plastic base slugs are very consistent.. I couldn't find the slugs in the media, but they penetrated well. D
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    looks like you flinched on two of the shots! Very intersting
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    I would have thought they would have 'silver dollared' against a hard target and not as effective as the solid/plastic base. Outuncledinostanding accuracy though. Heck, go ahead to 150 and give us some stats.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check