grew up during the height of slug weapon hunting.
During the 1980s and 1990s, whitetail populations began to explode, especially in rural areas like Ohio, the state where I was born and raised.
Shotgun slugs were the best option because centerfire rifles were thought to be dangerous for deer hunting in crowded areas.
A few changes to their plan were made as a result of the unexpected interest in slugs.
The sabot slug, which could be fired through rifled shotgun barrels and could kill deer out to 200 yards, replaced the old type lead slug, which was never particularly accurate at a distance.
Single globule front sights were replaced by movable sights, and extensions and red spots replaced adjustable sights for increased accuracy at greater distances.