The slug isn’t just the only type of projectile that shares its name with a mollusk. It is also a highly effective solution for hunting deer and hogs, and it makes a decisive approach to home defense as well.
This 12 Gauge ammo is made in Minnesota by Federal Premium. Each shell is armed with 1-1/4 ounce slug, which is loaded to a muzzle velocity of 1,520 fps. So heavy a projectile absolutely decimates its target at close range, and while it’s not particularly aerodynamic this slug still retains enough momentum to transfer 1,400 ft lbs of energy to a 100 yard target – 40 percent more power than the minimum recommended for ethical whitetail hunting.
This is a hollow point slug, which will mushroom within soft tissue to limit overpenetration as it gouges a far wider wound channel than its original diameter alone could account for. And as a rifled slug, it is designed specifically for smoothbore shotgun barrels.
This shell is going to generate appreciably more recoil than you’re accustomed to if you’ve only ever taken your shotgun to the trap range, but that’s a worthwhile price to pay for so much power. Our advice? Invest in some watermelons and witness Power-Shok ammo in action out in the woods (bonus points if you have a high speed video camera).