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Thread: Svaroboy 12g shotgun results

  1. #21
    Boolit Grand Master

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    Aberdeen, South Dakota
    Quote Originally Posted by Wisest.fool View Post
    Additionally, the savage 220 and 212 in my testing love full bore slugs. And they tear up and destabilize any slug in wad designs.
    What were you casting those Lyman's with for alloy?

  2. #22
    With slugs i mostly just use plain lead. However i have used wheel weight with 2% tin.

  3. #23

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    Ojai CA
    Quote Originally Posted by Wisest.fool View Post
    Recently i had a chance to test the svarog sveroboy 12g slug versus 3 deer.

    I have to say it will kill. It is very effective.

    3 deer shot they all took 1 or two steps and died in place. One doesnt really count because i shot it in the spine.

    On the other side. As meat hunter these slugs do waste some meat. The exit holes are just ridiculous and i found the little petals up to 10 inches away from the entrance wound in the most unlikely places.

    I am pushing these to 1300fps with 800x in win AA hulls and a ballistic products green brush wad out of a savage 212 and i am very comfortable hitting a deer at 100meters. Past that it drops fairly quickly.

    With ammo prices up and these still only costing me like 25 cents until i run out of supplies. This will be my slug of choice.

    My buddy is also using a 212 with Hornady SST. This is killing as quick if not quicker and doesn't cost 3.50 a round
    As long as you are below 1300 fps the recoil shouldn't be more than a normal AA Trap Load. I would think you could shoot 200 of these in one afternoon and be fine. In Shotgun Payloads 1 oz. is 1 oz. doesn't matter if it is shot or slugs or sand it all weighs the same so the shell doesn't know the difference. But 1150-1200 fps might work a little better and be easier on your shoulder and the meat..

    You still got pretty good results, but slowing down the slug a little might not waste as much meat?

    As is sits these are the most Vicious Slugs I have seen so far. Dang Rusky's anyway!

    "It's not how well you do what you know how to do,,,It's how well you do what you DON'T know how to do!"

  4. #24
    If i remember correctly the last one i weighed was 585 grains with the wad attached which i think is like 1.33 ounces. Its definitely over 1 oz

  5. #25
    As far as the alloy these are behaving like i cast them with wheel weight with 2% tin

  6. #26
    The petals are breaking cleanly off

  7. #27
    Boolit Buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisest.fool View Post
    What screws did you use to attach the slug to the wad?
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    For the 20g sveroboy

    I thinkni used one size larger for the 12g.

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