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I was in the state of Delaware on a family visit and while at Wal-Mart buying my nephew a BB rifle I was introduced to the Remington 12guage Copper (not jacketed) hollow point slug. I have never seen this before. Is this new or have I just missed this huge deep cavity slug? This thing looks like it can do a whole bunch of damage. I've seen lead slugs HP's with a dimple for a hollow point but this thing was DEEP!

Has anyone seen this or used it before? I would like to hear about it. A box of 5 was going for $15.00. I would have purchased a box to try out but I only had carry on luggage and we have Wal-Marts out here. I'll be waiting.
 

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Howdy Mr. Spikey614,

Well sir this one is certainly new to me. I just looked at the Remington ammo site and disovered they offer the hollow point copper slug in both a 3" and 2.75" version in 12ga. I will readily admit to now using a 12ga much these days. If fact I have two new ones I need to function test still.

But I have a ton of various buckshot loads on hand as wel as slug loads in 12 gauge. Since I have a lot of rounds on hand and do not shoot a 12ga in recent months, I have not really been keeping up with newer loads. If this is not a newer load, it is simply one I have not heard of yet.

If you do find it and buy some, I would be curious to hear your thoughts on how they function and appear to expand out of your shotgun. According to their website the stated fps for the 2.75" load was 1450 muzzle, with the 3" round listed as 1550.

But to answer you original question, no sir I have never heard of this load until you mentioned it.

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I going to Wal-Mart this weekend out in one of the Burbs this weekend and see if they have them out here. If they do I'll post on them as I'm going shooting too.
 

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Just to prove that nothing is 100% predictable, I shot a medium sized 8 pt buck with the 2 3/4 inch Remington copper solid (hollow point) slug at a range of 90 yards.

The deer immediately ran off, seemingly undisturbed, with his tail in the air. It was near dusk and I went to the spot (a nice new cloverfield so the vegitation was not a problem) but could find no sight of a hit. No hair no blood.

I kept looking in arcs for blood but when I reached the road and could find no spots, and it was growing too dark, I put the hunt off until morning.

Next morning I looked again to no avail. Then I started just still hunting in the area and made a huge circle. On the way back I found the critter but the coyotes had gotten to him over night.

There was enough left to see that I put the slug right in the heart, it left a long 2" high X 5" long tear going in! (he was standing at the oblique) and it exited just in front of the off side leg. Darn near perfect placement but unfotunately it missed bone (except for 2 ribs which it took a big chunk out of). He ran a total of about 75 yards but that was enough go get lost!

Jim H.
 

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At least I wasn't dreaming about the slug. I haven't found them yet around here yet, but I'll keep looking.
 

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I should have pointed out, I have no criticism of the slug...the story just illustrates that strange things happen.

A good friend shot a medium sized doe the day before at an angle and the entrance hole was a big diagonal gash, the exit was even more impressive and the critter dropped on the spot.

Jim
 
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