Diablo "pellet" Slug

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I just finished my fourth round of casting, and I must say that I am quite impressed with the way these slugs are turning out.

Depending on which "pin" is used, slugs can be cast in various weights:

1 oz.

1 1/6 oz.

1 3/16 oz.

1 1/4 oz.

Accuracy has also been quite impressive!

I have had to borrow several shotguns, just to have a wider base of guns for accuracy testing, with the following results -

All guns were shot at 50 yards, and 2 were shot at 100 yards.

3-shot groups.

Remington 870 with cantilever slug barrel: 1 1/2" group @ 50 yards.

Ithaca M37 Deer Slayer: 1" group @ 50 yards.

Remington 1100 with a 26" improved cylinder barrel: 2" group @ 50 yards.

Benelli Super Nova with 28" barrel and improved cylinder choke tube: 1 7/8" group @ 50 yards.

Remington 870 with a 30" barrel and improved cylinder choke tube: 1 3/4" @ 50 yards.

Stoeger Stagecoach: 4" @ 50 yards.

Ithaca M37 Deer Slayer: 2 3/4" @ 100 yards.

Velocity of loads are:

1,000 fps..

1,200 fps..

1,400 fps..

1,600 fps..

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I have been doing all testing with the Federal Gold Medal hull, but every hull tried crimps great!

Powders that I load are:

Red Dot

Herco

Longshot

Blue Dot

So far, the only primer I have used is the Winchester 209. Other primers will be tested, but most likely after deer season closes.
 

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These slug molds are indeed made in Russia.

No, they are not full bore diameter. Their carrier is a shot cup.

I am very anxious to try these slugs in my 870 barrel, but I am still waiting on my rifled choke tube.
 

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Taofledermaus has tested the diabolo projectiles several times on his YouTube channel, including ones made of different materials--he even had a viewer send in diabolo projectiles made of candy. He and the other guys in his videos like the diabolo shape a lot.
 

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My wife came in with the mail this evening, and my extended rifled choke tube came in.

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Now, I'm going to put a Red Dot on my 870, and if I can get to the range tomorrow, I'm going see how well my Paradox barrel shoots these Pellet Slugs. Really looking forward to it.

ADDENDUM:

Overall choke tube length is 8", with the rifled portion of the tube being 6".

Right hand rifling with a 1-34" twist.
 
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