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Anybody tried the Nitro slugs?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Sergeant Sabre, May 25, 2005.

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  1. Sergeant Sabre

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    This address: http://www.nitrocompany.com/ammunition.htm

    Just shy of two-thirds down the page is a table of ammunition available with this heading:

    "200 Yard Accuracy Slugs
    (Smooth bore barrels only) 4" group & 4" drop at 200 yards"

    Alright, so I've heard that these guys make one heck of a Hevi-Shot turkey load, but claiming 4" groups at 200 yards with a shotgun slug from a smoothbore barrel :what: ??? With only 4" of drop :what: ???

    So, anybody tried them? They aren't too ridiculous in price. About like regular sabot slugs, around $2 per round.
     
  2. sm

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    Nope.

    Then again I am probably the only idiot that has yet to try any of the Low Recoil offerings.

    I wouldn't want to rush into anything or nothing. I mean I still like shooting paper hulled loadings... :p

    Ask me about the Activ shells...that I know something about.
     
  3. foghornl

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    Hmmm

    200 yards with only a 4" drop ? ? ?

    BTW, isn't Hevi-Shot a CopyRight or TradeMark of Remington?
     
  4. Sergeant Sabre

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    I think Heve-Shot is the property of Environ Metal Inc. Regardless, the Nitro Company loads it. As does Remington, as well as Environ Metal, who loads and sells thier own Hevi-Shot loads.
     
  5. JohnBT

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    "the only idiot that has yet to try any of the Low Recoil offerings"

    You're not the only one.

    I know I'm slow. Heck, I've never owned a Glock either.

    John
     
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    JohnBT,

    Never owned a Glock either. Wanna start a new Club with memberships or something? Everyone else seems to be doing so. :p


    I dunno. I've always been one to 1) if it sounds too good - it probably is. 2) Mr Pattern board defines what works for what task - not what the barrel, choke, or box of ammo 'says'. 3) Once I find the load(s) - tend to stick with them.

    Because a) if it ain't broke don't fix it, b) Stuff I tested was bought local - so I know I can get it again ( most likely), c) The old stuff has remained the same, the teething pains are way past - new stuff has been known to change up/ or cease to exist.

    Then there is that Reprobate part I'm guilty of too. :D
     
  7. crucible

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    Hornady has a new slug called the 'SST', which they claim a sub 2" group at 100 yards, and a drop of 4.7"@ 200 yards. (Mean looking sucker too.)

    http://www.hornady.com/story.php?s=148

    So I guess it's possible (at least I believe the Hornady claims ...for the most part).

    Chris
     
  8. Fred Fuller

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    Now that DO look interesting. No dice on the Hornady offering, it's a sabot bullet and requires a rifled barrel, and no way am I giving up the shot option. But the Nitro slug definitely says smooth bore only. Wonder if by chance there is a choke restriction on them?? Would be good to know that as well.

    I'm gonna have to keep an eye on that one. At $2 each in a 25 round box I won't be buying them by the case of 250 as I do most shotgun ammo, but it might be worth it if they perform as advertised. The way ammo technology is advancing I may get to stop worrying about MOD chokes in working gun barrels after all. Having both a low recoil buck load effective out to 50 yards and a slug that will make 200 would make me change my old fashioned ways in a hurry. May be time to put on the lab coat again and start experimenting...

    Thanks much for the post, prolly wouldn't have seen this for a bit if left to my own surfing.

    lpl/nc
     
  9. Zeke Menuar

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    Talk about Sticker Shock :what:


    I think I'll shoot twice with the cheap stuff

    ZM
     
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