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james_walleye

lightfield slugs?

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Anyone ever hear of these? Or use them? I was at my in-laws this weekend and was watching an outdoor network and watched this guys show a few times and he was using them. Everything he shot with those slugs went down in its tracks. Everything from a couple of deer to pigs in TX. I went too their website and they are fairly reasonably priced. I read a bit about them. One thing im confused about though. The one slug was rated at about 1650 fps. There "lite" slug was about 1350 fps and was supposedly incredibly accurate because of the lower velocity. The winchesters i shoot are rated over 1900 fps. I'm confused as too how their slower slug can be more accurate? I assumed the higher fps, the better accuracy. Am i wrong?

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I also seen that show. I believe it was Roger Raglin's show. Every deer dropped like a sack of potatoes. Am also wondering if anyone uses these.

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i use the 12ga in the white box and my son uses the 20ga in the gray box, all i can say is that they work great for us my son shot his deer this year at 75yrds with open sights only went about 10yrds and done, i have my scope set at 1 inch high at 75yrds and good to 150 but wont shot past that. only slug for me!!!

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With sabots, speed does not equal accuracy. In fact, it is usually the opposite. Although, similiar to rifles, you need to find out what your gun likes.

The faster the sabot, the harder it is to get consistent accuracy due to the spin rate in the barrel (and the rate of twist, and how the plastic sabot actually releases the bullet. Speed will in theory, give you a greater killing range, but bullet weight also plays into the equation. I read the ballistics chart on the new Winchester XP3's (2000 FPS, 300 grain), PG's (1900 FPS, 385 grain), and Platinums (1700 FPS, 400 grain). At 200 yards, the energy in foot pounds was much stronger in the PG and Platinums. I have spent a lot of money on sabots and have found that the slower slugs usually do group better. I know others who agree. The Lightfield is rated highly. I can tell you that this year I settled on the Federal Barnes Expander with the accu tip. It was very lethal at 150 yards on opening day.

Again, find out what your gun likes and assess your needs in the field. If your shots are 100 yards or less, the 1300 to 1400 FPS sabots will do the job every time. If you have the need to shoot beyond that, the faster sabots are worth a look as technology has really extended the range of the shot gun deer hunter.

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My brother has been using these for 4 years and they have been great for him. He's shooting a win. 1300 with rifle barrel, no scope. Every deer he shot, has drop in his track, saw him drop one myself. The video is true, no joke.

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I wish I had pictures to post of the lightfield slugs my brother found in his deer the last 3 seasons. These slugs are simply amazing. Perfect mushroom on all three. He also dug out his Fed Premium Sabots from the previous years before he switched to Lightfield. Simply put, the Feds don't even compare.

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I have no doubt that these are probally good slugs but my son shoots them and he is now 13 and got two deer with them and we had to track both of them because the slug to me did not do enough damage. We found both slugs and they both hit bone but they did not mushroom just deformed a bit. That is just my observation.

Froggy

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