For comparison purposes this photo shows a 1974 Kennedy .50 cent piece; next to a NeoTec Copper 365gr expanded slug that was fire into a ballistic gelatin block from between 45 and 50 yards away. That range duplicates about 70% of most deer taken with a slug gun. This NeoTec Copper 365gr expanded slug weights 302gr (an 83% weight retention) and it expanded to just over the size of a half a dollar! An expanded slug like the one shown, @1800 fps, and spinning at 54,000 rpm’s (when fired thru a 1-24 twist rate barrel), and weighting over 30 grains, acts just like a hole saw!
The NeoTec 365gr Copper series design is a example of “out of the box thinking .” The “Hollow Bullet with Internal Structure”, patent number US 9,372,05 B2, uses a pressurized elastomer truss that is flexible enough to alow the thin side walls of the hollow copper slug to upset in size, to better fit your barrel diameter. After firing and the upset to the bore has taken place by the bullet side walls, the pressurized elastomer truss remains strong enough to support the thin copper side walls from collapsing inward while the slug is being forced thru the barrel. Correct implementation of these two events, in that order, is critical to insure proper flight requirements and the elimination of flyers. With this new “hollow bullet” design, a full bore size diameter bullet can be maintained, while greatly reducing its overall weight. Making it possible to load the same physical size bullet at higher velocities than its original full density configuration. [A solid copper bullet of the same size & shape could weigh over 750 grains]. Upon impact, the pressurized elastomer truss it allowed to rapidly expand outward thus aiding in the initial amount of fracturing of the o-jive (pointed part of the slug). The area in the nose section where the wall is the thinnest.
The “hollow bullet” design shown here uses an full cavity elastomer truss. This design helps generate real expansion of a 99.9% pure copper bullet that will expand and not just shoot thru or implode on impact projectile! [Sometime, in the near future, we will be hunting with “HOLLOW Bullets” supported entirely by internal metal alloy truss. These projectiles will be made on a 3-D metal printer] at even faster velocities.
The 365gr NeoTec Copper slug is the newest slug in the TarHunt 20ga Schrifle series. It is a high performance, full expanding, copper slug at 1800fps. It is flying at or near the same velocity as other popular sabot rounds, but it weights a full 100+ grains more!
The all new 20ga Schrifle NeoTec Copper 365 grains at 1800fps will be stable thru all known 20 gauge twist rates. The TarHunt NeoTec Copper slug is a premium full performance, bore size slug, and is on track to be largest diameter, heaviest, fastest, full expanding of all the copper slugs in the industry. While retaining as much as 85% of its original weight when used on thin skin big game. The bore size NeoTec Copper 365gr slug has a unique felt recoil. The slug generates a clock wise torque on the gun and requires two handed gun control, when testing off of a bench rest.
The 20ga NeoTec Copper slug will also qualify as a “Green” non-toxic projectile for the areas that require a non-toxic slug. The current trajectory data for the 20ga Schrifle series NeoTec Copper 365gr slug has been added below, next to the Raptor Alv 270gr data, so a side by side comparison can be made. You may be surprised by the heavier slug. Only a 2″ trajectory arc, either above or below, your aiming point, thru 150 yards when zero at the proper yardage.
Thank you for your interest in the 20ga.”Schrifle”series NeoTec 365gr Copper non-sabot slug round. All orders until further notice will be shipped directly from TarHunt. The webmaster has installed a “blue buy now” tab on the opening home page as well as a normal ordering format under the ammo tab and under the hunting ammo drop down.
The new 20ga Schrifle series: NeoTec Copper 365gr @1800fps and the Raptor Alv/Lead 270gr @1975fps slug will work thru all known 20ga twist rates. I feel the NeoTec Copper 365gr is by far the best choice for deer hunting with the 20ga Schrifle series of slugs. It is a very accurate slug, when fired in a SAAMI diameter barrel. A non-lead (a green, non-toxic) maximum expansion slug with a high percentage of weigh retention.
Calculated trajectory: Current indications show the 270gr Raptor Alv/Lead high performance slugs @ 19oo+fps may be the heaviest weight slug usable at those velocities.. Note: the Raptor Alv/Lead 270gr data uses a 150yds zero and the drop looks much better than the 365gr Copper slug at 200yds. But look how high the mid-range trajectory is, using the 270gr**, at 100 yards and it has 15% less energy at 100yds and 17% at 200 yards.
-1.45 (12% less energy @ muzzle)
3.07 ** (15% less energy @ 100yds)
-3.31 (what is your aiming point?)
-8.07 (what is your aiming point; and 17% less energy)
Calculated trajectory: In comparing, the 365gr NeoTec Copper @1800fps to 270gr Raptor Alv slug @1975 fps. Notice that the NeoTec 365gr Copper shoots flatter and has more energy at 150yds.. The increased weigh makes it a much better choice for hunting thin skinned big game in the 150 thru the 200 yard range!
-6.54 (17% more energy @ 175yds)
-12.10 (back bone hold) – hit the heart at 200yds
From May-1, 2018 thru how ever long they last— TarHunt will release a 6-ROUND SAMPLE BOX, your choice of a of the 20ga Schrifle series: The 270gr Raptor Alv or the NeoTec Copper 365gr slug rounds in a generic 6-round box. The price is $28.50 for the 270gr Raptor Alv and $32.50 for the 365gr NeoTec Copper, in a sample 6- round box +ups.
Note: The Raptor Alv/Lead in 240 grain and the Raptor Alv 260/265 grain has been discontinued. There are a few boxes of 260 grain for as long as the last.
TarHunt can be reached at: 570-784-6368 (9am-4pm)
Look at this you tube video of a 8 inch square, 18 inch long, 21 pound gelatin block, (normally used to test rifle bullets). It was hit with the new, reduced load, 20ga Schrifle slug. The slug is a full bore size 62cal, 260gr. slug fired from a full 40 yards away using a 1-23tr. The lower your twist rate number (1-23tr) the more RPM”S the slug has to aid in cutting a bigger wound channel.
The gel block reacts to the impact of the 20ga “Schrifle” by producing 9-10 different severe shock waves patterns as the slug moves thru the 17 inches of the gel block! If you look closely you can see the Raptor HP design separating into 3 peddles, about 120 degrees apart. The peddles then penetrated out ward for Approximately 7 inches. At the end of the video the 21 pound block is stood up on end and is flipped off the table. The multi-shock waves, seen here in this video, of a 20ga “Schrifle” moving thru this gel block is a good representation of the wound channel trauma produced by a 20ga “Schrifle” slug going thru a 16″ thick Deer size animal!