This 12-gauge slug with the spiral nose cuts and the lime-green Power Port Tip was the hottest piece of new ammo I saw at SHOT last week. Reflecting this “bigger is better” world we live in, the .58-caliber, 385-grain slug is now the largest tipped slug on the market. Remington’s testing showed that from 5 to 200 yards, the projectile is accurate, mushrooms well and retains 95% weight. Hmm, I’d like to shoot a deer at 5 yards with the big chunk and see what happens.
A guy working the Remington booth recognized me, came up and said, “If you’d been shooting that big sucker you’d have killed that monster drop tine you always talk about (I had passed the Iowa giant on TV at 150-plus yards).” Maybe, but 200 yards is still a far shot with a slugger for me.
You shot-gunners definitely ought to range-test this cutting-edge (tip) slug before this fall (2¾” and 3” for fully rifled barrels only).