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Rifled Choke Tubes: What You Need to Know

When the use of a shotgun slug is required (or preferred), equipping a smoothbore with a rifled choke tube is always an economical solution. What are the particulars of these specialty chokes? Read on to find out.

First Look: Escort Slugger Pump-Action Shotguns

For 2020, Escort is introducing its new Slugger series of pump-action shotguns, available in two styles.

8 Best Charge-Stopping Bear Cartridges

Over the decades, several cartridges have proved themselves as worthy against charging bears in North America. Here’s a look at the best bear defense cartridges ever made.

First Look: Winchester Deer Season Slug

Winchester’s all-new Deer Season slug utilizes a rear stabilized wad that travels downrange with the slug, separating upon impact. The combination results in greatly improved accuracy, as well as retained velocity to maximize energy downrange.

Remington Introduces Premier Expander Sabot Slugs

Remington’s new Premier Expander shotshells feature Barnes’ all-copper tipped Expander slugs, delivering massive terminal performance and accuracy at a price hunters will appreciate.

Winchester Announces New Deer Season Slug

Winchester’s new Deer Season slug looks similar to a traditional Foster-style slug, but is paired with a rear stabilizer that is inserted into the heel of the projectile, resulting in increased accuracy.

Hardware: Ddupleks Broadhead & Steelhead Slugs

If you like the idea of the full-diameter hole and heavyweight punch that an old, full-patch “punkin' ball” can deliver, you’ll want to take a hard look at Ddupleks slugs.

Browning Announces BXS Shotgun Slug

Browning Ammunition has added a polymer tipped sabot slug to its product line. BXS Slugs join the company's BXD Turkey, BXD Waterfowl and BXD Upland as the brand's shotshells designed exclusively for hunting.

Hornady American Whitetail Rifled Slug

Foster-type slugs have maintained their appeal to the single-shotgun hunter, resulting in most major ammunition manufacturers offering them. The latest to do so is Hornady.

Hornady Announces American Whitetail Rifled Slugs

For 2015, Hornady will be adding a rifled slug, designed for smoothbore barrels, to its popular American Whitetail ammunition line. Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper had an opportunity to discuss the new offering with Hornady's Neil Davies during a recent visit. Learn more about the upcoming release with our exclusive video.

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