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Remington Premier AccuTip Sabot Slug

The AccuTip’s futuristic-looking “Power Port” plastic tip is touted to change the bullet’s “center of pressure” and thus enhance accuracy.

Remington's new AccuTip is the wildest looking slug on the market. Big Green wanted to enter the plastic-tipped slug market and they decided to get noticed. This slug does that.

  


The AccuTip has a hard plastic top called the "Power Port Tip" that covers most of the face of the bullet. This tip is bigger and wider than those found on other plastic-tipped slugs. But most noticeable is a series of holes in the ogive, hence the name "Power Port." There are lots of theories as to why the holes are there. One guy told me it made the slug whistle in flight so the deer would hear it and freeze, making them easier to hit. Another ballistic genius is certain they act like the venturi on a carburetor to thin the air so the slug will encounter less resistance and will shoot flatter and hit harder.
  


The truth, from the Remington engineer who designed the slug, is the opposite: The holes are there to add resistance, called "drag" in ballistic terms. Greg Dennison told me that it's important because of something called "center of pressure"-the point of convergence of all the forces acting on the bullet in flight. Dennison said the relationship between the center of gravity in a bullet and the center of pressure of a bullet in flight is very important to accuracy. The center of gravity is fixed in position by the slug design. So the only variable that can be used to change the relationship between the two is the center of pressure, and of the forces involved, the easiest to manipulate are the drag forces. By adding ports in the tip, Dennison changed the way the air flows over the bullet and added drag. That in turn changed the location of the center of pressure and increased the accuracy of the slug. It also looks pretty cool.

  


The body of the slug is nearly cylindrical, with almost the entire ogive created by the plastic tip. The jacket is made from cartridge brass rather than copper or gilding metal as is more common, because brass is tougher. Much of the technology for this bullet was developed with Remington Golden Saber handgun ammo, which also uses cartridge brass for a jacket. Also developed with Golden Saber design are the cuts in the front of the jacket to aid expansion; they hold the tip in place and provide a location for the jacket to rupture when initiating expansion.

  


The base of the slug is rounded in a sort of quasi-boattail, but that is simply an artifact of the manufacturing process rather than providing a ballistic advantage.

  


The core of the AccuTip slug is pure lead. The jacket and the core are bonded, which prevents separation during expansion and penetration. The average retained weight of five of the .58-caliber, 385-grain slugs recovered from ballistic gelatin was 370.5 grains.



This slug grows very big when it hits something; the average expanded diameter is .97 inch. This large expanded frontal area is typical of bonded-core bullets in general. However, shotgun slugs tend to be much shorter in length compared to diameter than rifle bullets, which can create a problem. It's my opinion that this slug may flatten out too much by over-expanding and almost turning inside-out. This is relatively common with the short, large-diameter, lead-core, jacketed shotgun slugs, and the AccuTip is no exception. The problem is that as it grows too big in diameter it loses too much length. I would prefer to see a slug that expands a bit less and maintains some of its length for better straight-line penetration through flesh. Nonetheless, my hunting party and I killed several deer with the AccuTip.
  


I recently tested this slug and three others in two different rifled-barrel shotguns: a Remington 870 pump-action equipped with a Nikon 2.5X-10X Monarch scope and a single-shot H&R Ultra Slug Hunter scoped with a Nikon 3X-9X Slughunter with the BDC reticle.The Remington slug came in second in accuracy with five-shot groups. With the H&R, the AccuTip was the most accurate for the best three shots. With the 870 it was a close second for three shots. So there is little doubt the new AccuTip slug is among the most accurate on the market.


Remington Premier AccuTip Sabot Slug specs.


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12 Responses to Remington Premier AccuTip Sabot Slug

deadshot wrote:
December 02, 2012

for rifled only not smooth bore.I shot a buck 176yards open sight with this slug. still went right throw him.ran 5 yards and crashed.

Travis Frasher wrote:
November 20, 2012

I have a remington 1100 semi auto and its a smooth barrel but slugs do not shoot well out of it at all, it does better with the federal copperhead sabots so would this accu tip do good in my gun even with the smooth barrel

Mjm wrote:
November 17, 2012

I have a 20ga H&R heavy barrel laminated stock. Shooting bags. 100yds touching. and at 150 4 shot group 1 1/2. Very accurate

jacob wrote:
June 14, 2012

What was the best slug in the test?

Fred wrote:
December 07, 2011

From Remington 12 gauge BC: .144 20 guage BC: .145

Brian wrote:
November 02, 2011

I have an H&R Ultra Slug 20ga Deluxe model and use the 3" Accutip and it's amazing. Extremely accurate, great knockdown power. I shot a doe at 196 yards. We found out that sighted in at 65 yards had it dropping 6 inches at 145 yards (that's great!). I would highly recommend them and based on your typical shot distance, you can use it out to 200 yards with a proper sight in. Also, to DEJAN N, you don't want to shoot these in a smooth bore. You need the rifled barrel to make it worth spending the money on these. Supposedly sabots will tumble when shot from a smooth bore. A remington slugger in a smooth bore would be your best best and will get you a good 125 yards (and that's not bad!).

myoke wrote:
November 02, 2011

anybody find a ballistics chart? I have heard 50-+2.4; 100 +2.6; 150 +00; and 200 -4.7. But this was from the "expert" at the gun store.

dejan n wrote:
October 31, 2011

is it posible to fire this ammo with smoothbore barrel??? What will happen??

chris w wrote:
September 06, 2011

how about a ballistic chart!!!!!

Ben H wrote:
December 17, 2010

I have a H&R 20 Ga. and I sighted it in with these slugs at 1" high at 100 yds. it is 2" low at 150 yds. The groups are amazing.

John K wrote:
November 27, 2010

I sure would like to see the ballistic information on this product. How much drop at 100 and 150 yards?

Rich E wrote:
September 03, 2010

What I have not been able to find is the data on the depth of penetration (inches/cm) accutips have vs other "premium" slugs, be it ballistic gel or game animal.