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Hornady Wins 2013 Best Shotgun Slug

The best shotgun slug, as voted by readers of Game & Fish Sportsman, was awarded to Hornady for their SST slugs.

Hornady’s SST slugs earned the 2013 Game & Fish Sportsman Readers’ Choice Award for the category of best shotgun slug. The winners were chosen by reader surveys, inquiring about the gear they prefer to use while deer hunting.

“There is something special about an award that is chosen by the people who use the product,” said Steve Hornady, President of Hornady Manufacturing, in the company’s announcement. “We are honored to know that the SST Shotgun Slug is a favorite in the field.”


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Touted as a slug that “flies faster and farther,” the SST utilizes the patented Flex Tip technology to improve the performance of a rifled barrel shotgun. A unique sharp point within the slug increases the ballistic coefficient, leading to a fast, far and flat trajectory. The 12 gauge, 300 gr slug flies at an impressive 1793 ft/lbs at 100 yards.

Precision shooters are able to produce sub-2-inch groups from 100 yards with an SST slug. They also claim to have the flattest trajectory in the market.

Ever tried the SST slug? Do you prefer another brand or model? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Hornady Wins 2013 Best Shotgun Slug