On Federals website statement
There seems to be very little information about this round on the web, even though it has been around awhile now, maybe because it is not generally available to the public. I think that in the last ten years or so there have been some dramatic improvements in bullet performance. But the newest high tech one shot Godzilla killer is no always all that they are made out to be, or in anyway better than an old tried and true round. My process when selecting new ammo is avoid the one shot Godzilla killers until they have some history outside of the lab. I try to research it as much as I can tending to trust real world experience more than ballistic tests.Tactical® Rifled Slug
Standard Tactical Slugs feature Federal's industry-defining, 1-ounce Hydra-Shok® slug. The Hydra-Shok slug excels through standard FBI test protocols, providing dynamic expansion without over-penetration. Blue hull for easy visual identification.
Maybe I am too easily impressed or maybe because I do not know much about shotgun ammo but the idea of hollow point slugs is new to me. It seems to me if Hydro-Shok slugs perform as well Hydro-Shok handgun ammo. They would create nearly fist sized wound channels. That means that they would literally remove a heart or arms and legs with one shot. Not that I am saying I'd ever try to hit an arm or leg. As I said I know there have been some dramatic improvements in bullet performance but that is nothing short of awe inspiring. This test does seem to confirm that is a real possibility. 6 inch diameter wound cavity !?!
Could even give Heartless Criminal a positive meaning
The other thing that I have never even thought possible is the website claim that Hydro-Shok Slugs are accurate out to 100 yards. A 100 yards? With a shot gun? Is that really possible? With an 18 inch barrel? I have always thought of s shotgun as a close range weapon within 25 feet or maybe 50 feet weapon. Maybe it is past time for me to take a course. Any one with any experience with this ammo?