New Browning BXS Polymer-Tipped Copper Shotgun Slugs


New Browning BXS Polymer-Tipped Copper Shotgun Slugs

At the 2017 SHOT Show Range Day, I got to fire a few rounds of Browning’s new ammo. Most impressive was the BXS 12 gauge shotgun slug because I hit a fairly small steel target with it at 200 yards!

The target was roughly the size of a whitetail deer’s kill zone, and I had no trouble clobbering it. The firearm was a Browning Maxus semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun with a 22″ rifled barrel. And the target, stand and all, rocked back and forth a time or two when hit.

This is great accuracy from a shotgun slug, no matter how you slice it.

The ammo is brand-new and features a polymer-tipped one-ounce (12 gauge) or 3/4-ounce (20 gauge) solid copper slug in a sabot. The advertised muzzle velocity is 1600 fps, and both gauges come in 2-3/4″ shells.

If you’re a slug hunter who wants to reach out and touch a deer, you owe it to yourself to try this ammo, which should be available at retailers this summer.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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