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Old 11-11-2009, 11:25 AM
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seems this is my year for ammunition testing.last year I tried several different sabot slugs in my mossberg 535 and found the most consistent performance was with winchester 23/4" platinum tips. the remington and federal sabots seemed to go everywhere! to quote Gitano"different guns shoot different ammunition,differently".so true! well saturday I shot my first deer from that gun an was very pleased with the results. it wasn't the nicest shot I can think of and you oldtimers might say not a good one either but I made it.75 yds,big doe going away in the bush,stopped tail to me so I rolled my can call.she turned 180 and stood staring at me.put the crosshairs at the junction of the neck and shoulders and squeezed one off.knocked her down so fast I didn't see her fall! when we skinned her we recovered the slug.to the naked and untrained eye it appears as though pretty well all of it is still there and that's after being in the bone in the spine! I would have to say that the performance claims are in fact,true! swelled out to about the size of a quarter and as paul says,"transfers all of the energy to the animal" thanks for the good tips fellas!
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