I shoot DIXIE'S exclusively in my 2 single shot H&R 5.5lb slug guns, one is a 12 ga the other a 20ga. Let me assure you hard cast lead bullets(slugs) are another world entirely! They should not even be considered "slugs" they can be better described as .620 Nitro Spl. and the .730 Nitro Spl.!!navyredneck said:If you can handle the recoil of a 700-grain-plus slug, then go with Dixie Slugs. I find myself flinching with them pretty good but I've shot two hogs with it and neither took another step. One was a 150 lb sow and it blew brain material out of the head for about two feet. The other was a 140 lb sow and she never moved, either.
For accuracy's sake I've even considered going with a twenty gauge. Not because of the bullet, but because I tend to flinch.
I'm actually hoping to do some more hog hunting later this week. I'll be on the ground with them. I'll have a revolver and a mossberg loaded with 6 rounds of the Dixie Terminator round. I can't think of anything better for close-in work.
JimFromTN said:I have heard great things about dixie slugs and I would love to try them. My only issue is that they make you buy 5 boxes if you are mail ordering them. One thing I have found is that not every slug shoots well out of every shotgun regardless of whether it is the exact same make and model of shotgun. What do you do if you spend $60 on a bunch of slugs and your groupings suck with them? I sometimes drive thru the town where they are made. Next time I do, I am going to stop off and buy a box of slugs and if they work out then I will order their required 5 boxes.