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Old 02-02-2014, 07:23 PM
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lyman pellet style slugs

Hey folks, I am interested in using this slug in my single barrel H&R. Was wondering what thoughts and opinions or experiences you fine folks here have about this particular style of slug. Any and all responses are welcome.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:04 AM
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Lyman slugs

Those slugs are meant to be loaded in a shotshell wad. I tried 'em out pretty well when I got a mould last year. They seem to work ok..but don't expect GREAT accuracy with them. They are ok with a rifled bore.. Factory loaded slugs are usually much more accurate. I quit loading slugs. Not worth the time and trouble. and where I might have to use 'em..it will be for grizz protection.. I want good stuff. For grizz protection I use a smooth bore 1100 or 11-87 with regular foster slugs. Hope I never have to use it. Almost have to clean my drawers thinkin about it. Deer hunting with slugs is ok..but I also went to a Savage smokeless powder muzzleloader as have most of my friends I hunted with in Md. good for about 200 yds or a bit farther..but the average shot is usually under 75 yds any way. OSOK Now all that being said..if ya want something to play with..have at it. That is why we reload...to have fun. Never really made it cheaper..I just shot more. LOL!!
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:33 PM
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I agree with Skeet, the lyman slugs you are referring to get ok accuracy if loaded with correct wad, etc. A buddy of mine casts the Lee "key" slugs and they are MUCH more accurate through the cylinder choke in my 12 and his. However if you already have the lyman there isn't a thing wrong with them, the accuracy just isn't quite as good in my limited experience with them. I will say though that they hit like a sledge hammer when they hit a deer or a hog, as do the lee keyed slugs.

Good luck, and let us know what kinda results you get and how it goes with whatever you decide!

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:35 PM
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Didn't mean to rain on your parade

Heck if ya got the mould make some slugs and play around with 'em Have fun. I was just pointing out that they "probably" won't get great accuracy. But ya never know..shotguns are just like rifles..every one has it's own likes and dislikes. Hmmm kinda like me.Try makin and loading those things. I keep buying moulds to try to find the perfect bullet for all my handguns..and some rifles. I have actually found a few like the Lyman 457 122 HP mould for my 45-70. Have fun my friend.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:21 PM
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Thanks for your opinions guys. I just happen to see a video on youtube about this style of slug. I liked they way they looked so I was just curious if anybody had tried them and had any luck with them before I throw down 70 bucks for a mold. It would most certainly be a short range proposition. I have a place I will be hunting later this year where the yardage will be 60 yards or less. Thought maybe I would give a slug a try at that range. I haven't really messed with slugs in a really long time.
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