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    I am Certified now!

    Guys a heads up,,, my Brass Inserted 12 ga. STI Slug is now "Certified as Non Toxic" by CA Fish and Wildlife and on the California List of Ammo Certified for use for hunting in this state.

    As of 1 July 2019 nobody will be able to hunt anything is this state with lead ammo.

    There are other outfits that sell Non Toxic shotgun slugs, however as far as I know I am the only one on the CA approved list, so it might be a good thing.

    I am almost ready to start selling these as a kit with 5 Slugs and 5 Primed Rio Hulls and some load data. You will supply the powder and load of your choice and roll crimp the hull closed.

    This is kind of a specialty item and I don't expect many sales from here but I wanted to let everybody know anyway.

    Here's pics of the slug, a loaded test round, and the packaging with loaded test rounds. You don't get loaded ammo!

    This one is 550 gr or 1 1/4 oz. Load testing will be looking for 1200 fps. These are designed to be fired from a "Rifled Shotgun Barrel" ONLY!!!!!!. They will be safe from a Cylinder Bore Barrel but I doubt the accuracy will be usable for any distance. NO CHOKES! Period. These won't compress like a Brenneke. There will be a Specific Warning on the package stating this. I expect anyone who purchases these and can finish loading them will know the difference between a Rifled Barrel and a Choked Barrel.

    All I have left is getting some kind of stickers made for the package.

    Wish me luck Randy

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    Last edited by W.R.Buchanan; 05-22-2019 at 10:42 PM.
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    I like it. What is the projectile weight?

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    Congratulations Randy! Making the best of insane state regulations. I hope it puts money in your pocket. Gp

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    You aught to be proud to get that bunch of morons to say it is ok. My bad i didn't mean to insult morons.

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    ..... !!! LUCK !!! ..... Keep up the good work !
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    Prayers sent randy.... hope all works out for you...
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    That's great.

    I wish you well,,,,,, this is kind of like knowing somebody famous.

    It can compare to knowing Bill Gates or Mary Kay the cosmetic lady
    when they were still working out of their kitchen and garage.
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    Congrats!

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    My wife says i am certifiable, can i sell slugs too?

    Good to hear and hope you do well with your venture.

    BB

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    So how much ?

    Can you mail order from a California Dealer ? Can we order direct from you, since you're in California?

    Are you a Licensed California Dealer ?

    Thx


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    Quote Originally Posted by rcslotcar View Post
    I like it. What is the projectile weight?
    550 gr or 1 1/4 oz. My load testing will be looking for 1200 fps. My published load data will be close to what STI publishes with these same Sabots and the Lead Insert. (490 gr.) You can run these up to 1500-1600 fps pretty easily by the recoil will catch up to you before you get there. 1 1/4 oz loads are not for the faint of heart. Pretty sure they'll knock down just about anything in the US and probably most of the world.

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    Love hearing a good story where the good guys win! Congrats

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    Kudos to you!

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    Congrats,Sir!

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    Nice job Randy. Good luck.

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    Great job! Good luck!
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    Best of luck with your project.
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    Great job Randy. Glad you are getting in on the ground floor. james

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    Randy,
    If you try them in a smoothbore cylinder choked barrel I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbeans View Post
    My wife says i am certifiable, can i sell slugs too?

    Good to hear and hope you do well with your venture.

    BB
    am thinking the same

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