THUNDERBOLT Shotgun Slugs – The “Italian Brenneke”

THUNDERBOLT Shotgun Slugs –  The “Italian Brenneke”

hi everyone this is Jeff of TAOFLEDERMAUS Today is a salute to Italy and we’ll be shooting a slug made by a
company name while Andy if you’re in the United States is a good chance you’ve
never even heard of these floods before but if you’re in Europe is a pretty good
chance you’ve heard of these or at least the reputation of these slugs are good
friends at ballistic products are now selling these slugs in the United States
so that’s good news now they call them the DGS Vanderbilt slugs DTS standing
for dangerous game slug these hard heavy slugs are very popular with hunters
around the world and yes these are heavy slugs are one and three eighths sounds
or 40 grams that’s a heavy load and it should be noted that is the exact same
weight of the brenneke black magic slugs are quite a few European viewers were
quick to note that our LBCC both slug was also manufactured by while Andy in
Italy the big thunderbolt slogan the right doesn’t require a sabo because
there’s no room to put a bow on her it’s already the same diameter as the more of
a twelve-gauge shotgun slug has excellent performance out of a smooth
bore shock and but they’ll be shootin’ these through our beretta rifled choke
tube and you’ll notice that the dimensions of the slug allow proper
engagement with the rifling ok we’ve loaded these slugs into three and a half
inch Magnum shells with a rated velocity of 1,500 feet per second let’s see if we can make some can lean
burn will be shooting this through our Benelli Nova excellent stability right out of the
barrel she also see a lot of superheated gases which distort the imagery and
that’s why I often avoid using high press you they create huge distortion
clouds like that or they produce a lot of smoke we were able to recover the
slug and it was mostly intact really shows you how hard this LED is they
probably mix of antimony with the lid when they casted and a slug penetrate
five of these two by sixes before its word out the side and I don’t think I
stacked that boards are a straight-sets kinda my fault next we’ll have nichols’ shot and he’ll
be shooting at a twenty-pound disc of LED about inch-and-a-half pic now it’s really important to know that
we almost never take any practice shots we have so few slugs available to
actually test that we have to show every single shot and of course experienced
shooters understand that every slug has its own characteristics its different
points of aim for different slugs and all that so Nick knows where to aim now
so that’s given one more redemption shut and see if we can get that sucker right
in the center now that’s a better shot right now that slug probably knocked out
a pound of led out of that played the big chunks of LED that it pushed out the
back didn’t go much further than the box and but it left a massive hole in this
played now imagine that’s the skull of a huge wild boar its gonna drop that bore
like a sack of potatoes and to this day this is the most powerful factory slug
we’ve ever shot politically these are very similar to the brenneke black magic
slugs which also are one and three eighths talents and also are fired at a
loss of 1,500 feet per second and imagine down the road will be testing
the brenneke black magic slugs also but we definitely see excellent stability
with these Thunderbolt slugs and as I’ve said before stable slug is going to be a
very accurate slog not to this point we’ve had good results shouldn’t through
that rifled choke now in this test you’ll see a failure because of the
choke now in real time it looked like nothing
went wrong but in reality what happened was the body in the plastic one attached
to the LED knows actually separated and of course that plastic tail assembly is
very critical that it stays attached because it acts like the feathers on a
badminton birdie right and whether or not you’re shooting with rifle in or not
it definitely needs that drag stabilization to fly straight now really
this was a fluke and anomaly but it was really cool to be able to capture it
actually happening of course said that close range of about 20 yards it didn’t affect the accuracy very much
but if you got out there fifty hundred hundred and fifty yards or so it would
definitely throw it off quite a bit believe what happened was you know as
the the slugs going down the barrel straight without any rifle and then it
hits a trifle choked too and it’s just too much of a shock and actually causes
the slug to dislodge and of course we find all this stuff out in hindsight you
know he went to indies website and actually says avoid using a rifle jokers
or rifled choke tubes and I’m sure that they’ve encountered the same problem do
their own testing Kb have one more tests time there’ll be shooting a tener 500
armor plate as you can see it’s getting pretty windy out there and went to the led plate fine but they
are 500 plate was no match for it is left at it it’s pretty easy to
understand why these are so popular in Europe there are powerful accurate slug
we only had the one problem with the one slogan that was because of the rifled
choke too and really I I have to accept the blame for that I just used the wrong
equipment but of course you’re supposed to use any there are fully rifled chuck
and like slug gun or just a cylinder bore shotgun but I really appreciate the
opportunity to test these out as I’ve said before we weren’t paid by plastic
products to do this demonstration that has sent us like six of these slugs in
we shot him and we wanted to share this product with you guys I think it’s great
that this Italian product is now available in the united states if you’re
interested please please check out ballistic products I have a link in the
description thanks for watching

Comments (100)

  1. just picked up a Winchester 1300 pump today. 15 yrs old and never been fired. camo short barrel. and screw in choke. gonna break her cherry tomorrow.

  2. shooting towards a road?

  3. can these babys bring down a sasquatch? i have a couple that have been raiding my garden.

  4. 12 ga 3.5 inch turkey loads have 2.5 ounces of shot.

    maybe soon we will get the 2 ounce slug.

  5. like a sack of potatoes

  6. Every time the wife sees me opening your channel she says "put it out your mind". Hell. There's nothing in my mind. Ask anyone.

  7. Rotation rifles choke is clockwise (POV of slug ;))
    Rotation of slug is counterclockwise

  8. hey … i was looking your videos and had an idea my father made a slug that workd well with his gun and my uncle shot a boar in a about 110 m whit it . if you dont mind i can send some of those to you ..

  9. the ar plate might be able to stop it, but all the shrapnel from the slug will probably serrate the wearer's neck, etc.

  10. Do jelly bean buckshot

  11. That sound lol

  12. Could you use the same slug but made out of steel

  13. those are deadly I'd like to get a few boxes

  14. never mind the boar…shoot yourself in the head with it see if you like it…

  15. I can't get the logic of having a rifled choke tube, the slug is at full velocity slamming into the rifling. Either way that slug was a tight fit in the lead in part of the choke tube, that's courting disaster I've seen choke tubes curled up inside and barrels split when just small shot got under it much less a hunk of lead. Make sure your choke tube stays tight! Great videos.

  16. If I were to send you a pack of LBC sabot slugs would you re-test them at a higher velocity? It doesn't seem a fair comparison to load the LBC at a pokey 1200 fps, when they are capable of 2000+ fps, then compare them to a much larger slug at 1500 fps. I love the LBC, and would love to see how they act at higher speeds. I would also love to see how they do against something like ballistic gel at long range say 150 yards.

  17. Am I the only one who could hear the first shot at the lead plate whistle after it bounced off?

  18. in europe, we don't here about slugs

  19. zombie exploder

  20. I want this for bear hunting.

  21. I still like 12 Frag 🙂

  22. whats with all the led debris`?

  23. awesome, thanks for sharing.

  24. have you demo slung buck? or razor discs.
    that would be awesome!

  25. Ever heard of the 1 3/4 ounce federal slugs?

  26. 3:00 You can see how he starts to driftt up as he pulls the trigger. Nice shot of the shot dude.

  27. Badminton birdie… Scared to say shuttlecock, huh?

  28. Nick? NM on your muffs? We brothers??

  29. Why, look at the energy transfer that slug got.

  30. please do a ballostics test of this round

  31. Is that Italian?

  32. Is that Italian?

  33. Nice shotgun barrel

  34. Those will drop a boar for sure.

  35. i think if isis find this out. thay will made there own prototype.

  36. مواضيع حاوه ومفيده

  37. The grain of the wood you used caused the bullet to pop out the side, if you look at the 6th piece, the grain is U Shaped. That caused the bullet to follow the path of the U to the outside. When you stack these boards in the future take note of the wood grain and try NOT to use U shaped Grain, If you need to use it, make sure the U is facing the shooter. Grain is fickle and very strong hence the reason the bullet was pushed out… Cheers…

  38. Hey tao. I noticed that this video uses interlaced frames. Is it possible that next time you could not use interlacing – it can be very distracting.

  39. baddasss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Imagine the skull of a boar. Or the engine block of a hoodies' stolen honda 😀

  41. The rotation of the slugs and the twist of the rifled barrel are contradictory lol.

  42. Whoa, I just noticed something, notice the direction of the rifling in the barrel, it is in the
    OPPOSITE direction than the chines on the slug, meaning that the two directions are working against each other. I wonder what the overall effect was on the spin direction of the slug??

  43. These could be the slugs to beat in future experiments.

  44. My mac doesnt support this type of Thunderbold

  45. somebody do ballistics testing with brenneke Magnum crush

  46. Those slugs just ate that disk. Scarriest slugs ever.

  47. Just out of interest, what's the point in shotgun slugs? Aren't they just made obsolete by bullets?

  48. Thanks for this video, it's much appreciated as we can get these loaded by Challenger in Quebec here in Canada, but the Brenneke have been either unavailable or $4-$5 a shot when we do find them.
    We live in rural BC where there's no shortage of bears. When we go up the mountains behind the house our standard progression of bear discouraging devices is good spray followed by a short barreled 12 gauge loaded with Gualandi slugs.
    Thanks again for the good video sir.

  49. May I suggest the Brenneke Magnum Crush? Way more powerful than the Black Magic. tx!

  50. Probably pointless wearing a bp vest as it will slam ur rib cage thru ur spine (from the blunt trauma). yes…that will hurt a lot.

  51. Do these Have to be loaded in a Mag? Can I use a standard 3" shell?


  53. I want to have a led plate with a hole like that

  54. when I look at that from the side, it's kind of looks like a bishop from chess. I would've named it the Bishop slug

  55. Would this be ok to shoot out of a suppressed shotgun? Would it break the suppressor? I want to go wild boar hunting. I'm looking at buying a Remington 870 with a X caliber suppressor. Thanks 🙂

  56. Ballistic products are known for the generosity of testing their products!!!.

  57. Wow! I have been watching your videos for a month or two now and i have never seen a block of clay explode like that. Even the hole it left in the lead plate was huge. these are some serious slugs. Have you ever tested anything more impressive than those?

  58. italian slug is by far the best in europe!!! and better than a brenneke slug

  59. Is this the only slug that was able to defeat the lead plate?

  60. That's fantastic slugs…For any situations EVEN hunting everywhere GUALANDI have choise of slugs.For me the best is GUALBO subcaliber like "SABOT" in fact the bullet is in 20ga but puted in plastic conteiner who have (COMLET DIAMETER OF 18,6mm)..GREAT CHOISE FOR ANY CHOKE IN ANY SMOOTH BORE The weight is 28g..Greetings from MACEDONIA

  61. 1.90 USD a shot. Damn son xD Probably worth it for that impact.

  62. it drop like a sac of potatoes

  63. The only drawback I can see to these slugs is the price. They are priced way to high to make them practical to reload. By the time you get these loaded you have as much or more in them as if you'd just bought the Black Magic Magnum Brenneke slugs.  We know they will do the job !  I have loaded most all of the Ballistic Products slugs and they are all accurate out of my guns. The LBC Sabot slug loaded up very hot is probably my favorite and I can't see it failing to put down anything that bleeds. Half the price of these by the way.  Stay away from rifling!  These are not designed for it and it has a negative influence on how they fly. They use drag stabilization and work best in a cylinder bore. If you let them do their job they will work very well for you.

  64. What kind of plate was used in the last shot? The more info about material properties and mesures the better.

  65. What does rifle choke tube do while you r shooting a slug out of a shotgun ??

  66. Great video guys. A stable slug indeed

  67. What would that do to a bulletproof vest?

  68. powerfull monster amo!!

  69. i live in italy
    you pronounce it cheeao

  70. The one common denominator I've noticed of all these exotic slug shells is they almost never behave like you would imagine sitting on the bench, when slowed down (film that is), some that looked very aerodynamic often tumbles while others that look like a brick will travel very accurately. Very interesting. Thanks for posting these.


  72. What are the best hunting slugs to use for smooth bore, and rifled bore shotguns

  73. can you do a video of you top 10 favorite slugs…….

  74. Exist a fmj slug?

  75. How do I order some

  76. Are you shooting towards traffic in the background? Are you insane!?

  77. That's how a real man makes kindling

  78. Another great slug video thanks that's some power !

  79. They are loaded and called Challenger in Canada. 492gr. at 1,610fps. They are very accurate in my rifled 835 Mossberg.

  80. One eyed symbolism with led plate…Illuminati confirmed!

  81. Please Shoot through a smooth bore Shotgun I want to see if the grooves in the front cause it to spin.

  82. Rarely you will find ammo with those projectiles.

  83. Badminton birdie? Come on @taofledermaus, it's a shuttlecock ? I'm sure OG would've corrected you if he got a chance ?

  84. My friend's father owns the company.

  85. Do you think I could use these on rabbits?


  87. I would only use a smooth bore shotgun,…….. because I don't want any bore contact with lead that hard.
    The LBC looks OK.

  88. BPI sells the thunderbolt.. Reasonable price

  89. DANNY never misses ?

  90. Try it on the heavier plate

  91. That's some crazy power.

  92. I am italian and the real name is GUALANDI

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