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Best FX Slug Caliber for long range Hybrid or Slug Insert ?

It all depend on the gun your using and the bullet being fired.

If your talking about any of the FX brand, roughly .44 is about the longest you can shoot through your mag without any complication with it rotating.

You can't beat the NSA, for the price and quality you are getting.

Without putting a lot of strain on your gun or regulator, you need the best BC and less weight to balance the shot count.

I've bought so much from NSA that I'd decided to just make my own slugs for my Impacts.

The best BC and weight that I've came up to make was a .217cal Hybrid slug that weights 31grains and is .43" long. A slug that long for a .22cal would be roughly 35-36grains HP if it was not a hybrid style.

I've estimated the BC to be roughly .105-.11 BC, NSA has their at 31.2 grain at .095 but it's shorter than the ones I've been making.

I think that max length really helps out on the BC. 

My reg is only 142 bars and roughly getting 980fps and about 66FPE with great results. Nothing over powering or straining the gun.

Bumping the reg to 165-170 could get me in the 75FPE but not worth the shot count.

I hope FX come out with a shorter rear block and deeper mags to be able to make longer slugs without single loading them.



Maybe that will be on the next Impact M4. LOL


 
It all depend on the gun your using and the bullet being fired.

If your talking about any of the FX brand, roughly .44 is about the longest you can shoot through your mag without any complication with it rotating.

You can't beat the NSA, for the price and quality you are getting.

Without putting a lot of strain on your gun or regulator, you need the best BC and less weight to balance the shot count.

I've bought so much from NSA that I'd decided to just make my own slugs for my Impacts.

The best BC and weight that I've came up to make was a .217cal Hybrid slug that weights 31grains and is .43" long. A slug that long for a .22cal would be roughly 35-36grains HP if it was not a hybrid style.

I've estimated the BC to be roughly .105-.11 BC, NSA has their at 31.2 grain at .095 but it's shorter than the ones I've been making.

I think that max length really helps out on the BC. 

My reg is only 142 bars and roughly getting 980fps and about 66FPE with great results. Nothing over powering or straining the gun.

Bumping the reg to 165-170 could get me in the 75FPE but not worth the shot count.

I hope FX come out with a shorter rear block and deeper mags to be able to make longer slugs without single loading them.



Maybe that will be on the next Impact M4. LOL


ahh thanks for sharing........
 
Sorry guys, forgot to post some pics.

Made some slugs, even hybrid slugs with boat tail.

The hybrids look like a hollow pipe, then they are shaped to a smaller point shape tip.
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They shot great, groups under 1/2" at 50yds. 
At 100yds 1"-1 1/2" groups, they seem to have more flyers than the NSA slugs. Maybe I just need to slow down and make them and sort out any slugs that are .02+/- or more grains different. I've never bought any FX Hybrid slugs, so there's no way for me to compare to them. Reading some comments about the FX Hybrids say they have more flyers than pellets and slugs.

All I know is that I can make 500.00 worth of FX Hybrid for about 50.00 of lead. I can afford to have flyers now and then, I can live with those numbers.

Plus, I can change them up and make different weights with the slugs. The bad part is the research in trying them out to determined the BC. Every time I change the weight or length, the BC changes.

I'll keep all post on progress.



Thanks,
 

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    They shot great, groups under 1/2" at 50yds. 
    At 100yds 1"-1 1/2" groups, they seem to have more flyers than the NSA slugs. Maybe I just need to slow down and make them and sort out any slugs that are .02+/- or more grains different. I've never bought any FX Hybrid slugs, so there's no way for me to compare to them. Reading some comments about the FX Hybrids say they have more flyers than pellets and slugs.

    All I know is that I can make 500.00 worth of FX Hybrid for about 50.00 of lead. I can afford to have flyers now and then, I can live with those numbers.

    Plus, I can change them up and make different weights with the slugs. The bad part is the research in trying them out to determined the BC. Every time I change the weight or length, the BC changes.

    I'll keep all post on progress.



    Thanks,



    Keep us posted, the boat tail slugs could have fantastic BC.