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    Ballistic Products Valu-Slug

    So BPI sent me a couple varieties of slugs to test and video for my YouTube channel. The three types of slugs appear to be Federal Truball, Federal Hydroshok rifled slugs, and Trophy Copper sabots.
    https://www.ballisticproducts.com/mo.../products/930/

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    Hydroshoks. notice how thick the skirt is. This is the #1 feature Lyman slugs are missing:










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    Trophy Copper:














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    My plan is to use a couple slow burning powders for the foster slugs: 800X, Blue Dot, Steel, 4657.

    For the sabot: Longshot, Herco, maybe Unique and Green Dot.

    Its interesting to see the aluminum disk inserted in the bottom of the sabot.

    For the Truball, I have some of those BPI has seals with the hole in the middle that will align the nylon ball center in the slug. Ill stack hard fiber wads to simulate the hard launch that the factory slug wad does.

    Well see what happens.


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    First two batches loaded up.






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    I had first found these slugs literally 2 hours ago. As soon as I get home, I'll be buying some of those trophy coppers. I've got to 2000 fps with their LBC slug and Longshot, you should be able to match that with these. Did you ask them where the wads for the truballs went?

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    Quote Originally Posted by megasupermagnum View Post
    I had first found these slugs literally 2 hours ago. As soon as I get home, I'll be buying some of those trophy coppers. I've got to 2000 fps with their LBC slug and Longshot, you should be able to match that with these. Did you ask them where the wads for the truballs went?
    I did not, but I will.


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    Those TruBalls look just like the the ones in made last week, I just need to get a ~ .5" ball to fit the cavity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh1106 View Post
    Those TruBalls look just like the the ones in made last week, I just need to get a ~ .5" ball to fit the cavity.
    I have a link to some .5 nylon balls. Group buy?


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    IIRC After swagging the shape, these weigh just over 7/8 oz how much addition weight does the nylon ball add?
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    Greetings, I just called Eric from BPI ( A Great Guy )and asked him to ship me the Trophy Copper Sabot slugs.
    You can't beat the price.
    Looking forwards to getting them in my hands.
    Thank you Blood Trail for mentioning them at BPI.
    20 ga 300 gr slug in Sabot

    12 ga






    Very carefully look at the pictures, you will learn by just watching the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Trail View Post
    I have a link to some .5” nylon balls. Group buy?


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    What's the minimum buy?? Pricing ??
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    I'd chip in for a few. Gp

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    Ballistic Products Valu-Slug

    I just sent them an email for pricing on 3k balls. Heres the link for the plastic balls (actually its nylon.). Check out the specs:


    http://www.plasticballs.com/nylon-plastic-balls.html


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    I was just browsing through Walmart and noticed they sell 1/2" slingshot ammo, glass to be specific. I don't know how it would hold up, but a pack was $4.

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    Just called and they are 24 cents a piece with a min order of 200.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Trail View Post
    Just called and they are 24 cents a piece with a min order of 200.


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    I'm in for a 100 or so, maybe more or less depending on the demand here.

    let me know when you need the $$ and what the total will be to 45322.

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    BT,

    What is the diameter and length of the trophy copper bullet? BPI's spec sheet says 50 cal by 1.1" but it also says the slug weighs 438g not 305g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbeans View Post
    BT,

    What is the diameter and length of the trophy copper bullet? BPI's spec sheet says 50 cal by 1.1" but it also says the slug weighs 438g not 305g.

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    BB,

    Ill get those measurements for you tomorrow!


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