I have used the Hornady slugs quite a bit. I've had excellent success with them on deer out to 175 yards. You definitely need a rifled barrel to shoot these slugs. Like all ammunition, some guns perform better than others with certain loads. Good luck testing.
I was shooting the hornadys through a Browning A-bolt 12 gauge. Browning no longer makes the gun but I had the barrel ported last year and it shot the hornadys quite well. I tried shooting those same slugs through my Tar Hunt 12 gauge and they didn't shoot worth a darn. I was shooting groups as small as 1.5" at 100 yards and and about 3 inches at 150 yards.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...