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Thread: Heavy-hitters up to test

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    Boolit Master Blood Trail's Avatar
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    Heavy-hitters up to test

    Longbow and Bikerbeans sent me some great looking slugs to test. Iím excited to get to the ranch, but this dang weather was been ridiculously hot. Should have a break next week.

    Longbow, whatís this slug called? 30 grs of 800x




    Another Lb slug. 35 grs of Longshot:



    Bikerbeanís creation. 40 grs of Steel and 38grs of blue dot.








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    The second round will be some more of BBís shoulder boulders:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Trail View Post
    The second round will be some more of BBís shoulder boulders:




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    I floor boarded a deer last season with one of BBís shoulder boulders from a circa 1899 Parker EH 10 gauge . That 730 grain .730Ē slug wrapped with .010Ē Mylar wrap shoots very well from the full and fuller choked Parker 10 gauge barrels . Let me elaborate the slug is wrapped with Mylar but it sits on top the base wad of a REM SP-10 wad with the shot cup petals removed .
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    nice slugs , alot of punch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Trail View Post
    The second round will be some more of BB’s shoulder boulders:




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    730g HB slug, heat treated and powder coated

    Same slug as above but just heat treated

    Hogtamer's Zlug, powder coated

    Fullbore 690g solid base, air cooled, hardball alloy.

    The lead slugs are from accurate molds. I think the Zlug is also from an accurate mold.

    BB

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    Nice roll crimps. Are you using the BPI crimper?
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbeans View Post
    Left to right

    730g HB slug, heat treated and powder coated

    Same slug as above but just heat treated

    Hogtamer's Zlug, powder coated

    Fullbore 690g solid base, air cooled, hardball alloy.

    The lead slugs are from accurate molds. I think the Zlug is also from an accurate mold.

    BB
    Is the 690 grainer .730" also ?
    Go Manny Pacquiao !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6pt-sika View Post
    Is the 690 grainer .730" also ?
    Driving bands are 0.734"ish with hardball alloy.

    BB

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMC45 View Post
    Nice roll crimps. Are you using the BPI crimper?
    I am, then I run them through my final crimping station on a MEC.


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    Thanks. I have the roll crimper for .410, 20 and 12 and you have inspired me to try them out. They are still in the package...
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    730g = 1-2/3 ounces and you're launching them with 30-35g powder? What's the MV of those slugs and do you still have a shoulder after firing them?

    My shoulder aches just reading this. I'd rather call in an artillery strike on that deer rather than shoot some of those. Maybe this is a good way to kill, debone and gut the critter all in one shot. All you'd have left is meat and skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsrocket1 View Post
    730g = 1-2/3 ounces and you're launching them with 30-35g powder? What's the MV of those slugs and do you still have a shoulder after firing them?

    My shoulder aches just reading this. I'd rather call in an artillery strike on that deer rather than shoot some of those. Maybe this is a good way to kill, debone and gut the critter all in one shot. All you'd have left is meat and skin.
    I wont say it's a plinker, but the recoil of loads like this are not as bad as you would think. Velocities are only 1000-1250 fps or so, I can't speak for these particular slugs. Damage to deer is not bad, not any worse than a brenneke.

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    All 4 of those slugs are very hard and will not expand in a deer. Just punch a big hole straight thur that will leak big time. Recoil in a Marlin 512 or H&R USH isn't that bad. In a light weight pump or auto you would have your hands full. I shoot heavy slugs in the 1300 fps range, fast enough for 100 to 120 MPBR on a deer size target. IMO, none of these slug loads come close to the abuse delivered by a 2 1/4 oz 3 1/2" 12ga turkey load.

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    I test all my loads through a Caldwell lead sled loaded with 75lbs of weight.

    That takes the fight out of the recoil.


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    Looking to feed these!

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    The 512 with the sling has a 16oz mercury recoil suppressor I drilled into the stock it's 7/8" x 5" - 16 oz. http://www.mercuryrecoil.com/suppressors/index.htm#top I did that because after sighting in the scope and then testing 5 or 6 ir 8 different brands for accuracy for a total of about 50 slugs, I really did a number on my shoulder.

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    BT:

    That TC hollow base slug is a copy of turbo1889's 10 ga. slug scaled down to 12 ga. and with no lube grooves.

    I don't have a name for it and just call it my TC HB slug.

    I know... that's not much help.

    The short stubby round nose slug is a copy of a Crimean War style Nessler Balle use in smoothbore muskets, again, scaled to 12 ga.

    So far my test results in smoothbore shotgun do not demonstrate the hype written about accuracy of the Nessler Balle in smoothbore muskets. However, it should do well from a rifled gun.

    I'll see if I can bring some of this Icelandic weather back with me. It's been cool and raining for most of our trip.

    Looking forward to your tests.

    Longbow

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbeans View Post
    Driving bands are 0.734"ish with hardball alloy.

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    It’ll be intresting to see how that slug will do in the Parker full choke barrels . But even more intresting to see how it does in my Parker with the factory cylinder and very lite modified barrels .
    Go Manny Pacquiao !!!

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    Just got back from the ranch testing some
    Of these slugs.

    I got great to good accuracy with both BB and LB slugs.

    Editing the video now.


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