Are the .22 caliber slugs good for hunting game ?????

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    jwrabbit123
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    HI I have been seeing alot of people shooting the Nelson and Rt sniper .22 caliber slugs , I see they are very hollow , I only have seen small birds be shot , Has anyone shot any larger game ? I would Like to see some pictures of larger game or what the slugs do in a larger animal other then small birds  . does anyone have any info on this  Please reply , do the slugs come apart and fragment or do they stay together  ?????????????

                                                                                                                   LOU

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    edosan
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    sure, here you have the Champion Claudio Flores nailing a rabbit a 220 yards (200mt) with a Slug

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    Hepotter
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    Hi!

    My slug experience has been on raccoons, armadillos and rabbits.  

    There appeared to be no significant difference between similar weight pellets and slugs.  They both perform clean kills if the animal is withing normal air gun range.  I have not noted any hollow point slugs fragmenting at the speeds I shoot…900-950 fps.  While there are some interesting new head designs in heavy hollow point pellets today, I have not had experience with them, but they may be more prone to fragmenting.

    If you prefer slugs over pellets, there is no harm done.  There should only be a significant difference between the two projectiles if you can propel a heavier slug at a higher speed than a lighter pellet.  I like to shoot hollow point slugs…they were great when heavier pellets were not available in years past…but they are quite expensive due to the labor involved in making them.

     

    Kindly 'Ol Uncle 

     

      "…you can lead an idiot to reason, but you can't make it's horse drink water….or words to that effect!"

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    jwrabbit123
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    HI thanks hepotter

    Hi Edosa , Claudio is using huben  this is a 80fpe rifle i do not think he is using the 19 to 24 gr slugs , he is probably using the 34 to 36 grain MP huben slug which is solid ,

     

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    Bob_O
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    Matt Dubber has a recent video where he recovered a 26gr NSA slug from a monkey.   Mushroomed out nicely.   I'll shoot woodchucks with them in a few months.

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    jwrabbit123
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    ok wow I will check it out ,thanks B OBO I have not saw  only birds so far

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    Bob_O
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    It's the latest Grey Menace video.

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