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Re: Rifled Slug Penetration vs Expansion
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2017, 02:26:32 AM »
Also of note, Hornady offers a Foster slug. It is alleged to be "lead alloy". A phone-call to Hornady further corroborated the implication that it is less ductile than other Foster slugs on the market, Federal DP not included. Hornady's website offers a photograph of the expanded slug, as does the civilian packaging (in the American Whitetail line). It shows a slug with a "dish" in the middle, collapsed to about 1/2 it's unfired height, and bulged out radially, but truly maintaining impressive integrity. Hornady informed me via the phone that this was a photo of a slug fired into ballistics gel, likely no further than 10 feet from the muzzle. If this is indeed the case (and I purchased some to test, scratching/slicing one with a knife, it is indeed a harder material than the Remington Slugger), it offers a cheap and unique alternative to the Federal DP if you're shooting deer-sized or Black Bear game, and want some expansion without giving up too much penetration/weight retention.
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    Re: Rifled Slug Penetration vs Expansion
    « Reply #26 on: February 11, 2017, 08:43:29 PM »
    The SLUGGERS are very accurate.
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    Re: Rifled Slug Penetration vs Expansion
    « Reply #27 on: February 23, 2017, 04:01:45 AM »
    I compared the Slugger to the Brenneke Classic Magnum in water jugs. Penetration and expansion was nearly identical, although the Brenneke made it out of the 5th jug and the Slugger stayed in the 5th milk jug full of water.
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    Re: Rifled Slug Penetration vs Expansion
    « Reply #28 on: February 23, 2017, 02:00:30 PM »
    Also of note, Hornady offers a Foster slug. It is alleged to be "lead alloy".
    All lead slugs are "Lead Alloy".   None are just pure lead.  They add things into the lead (that's what makes it an alloy) to increase the hardness for one thing.  The actual mixes are all confidential... of course.  But they are all Alloys.
     
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