Originally Posted by 500to22nut
I would take shots no farther then 100 my goal would be 50 yards
I want to know what I can hunt with a 73.cal 870gr sabot slug out of a 24" rifled barrel
A winchester dualbond slug is pushing 3400ftls at the muzzle but it's a 50.cal 375gr slug
whitetail or mule deer sized critters would be the upper limit of a slug's ethical humane hunting limit in my opinion
its not really the slug speed and wight thats the issue its the design. like canebrake said it drops energy stupid fast. on bigger critters like bears moose elk any real distance past 25-50 yards and its a crap shoot if it will get to the innards with enough energy. it acts just like a hollowpoint and hollowpoints are terrible for hunting anything.
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