Check Out This Wicked Australian-Made Shotgun Slug

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These are known as “Denver Pile Drivers,” and for good reason. Watch the damage these things inflict.

TAOFLEDERMAUS, Wide Open Spaces video contributor and ammo tester, records some test firing to find out. Check out his YouTube channel and see more videos of his on


  1. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Looks like the original hydrashok in lead

    I would buy some if they arent 2 bucks a shot.

    1. avatar Sian says:

      Defensive handgun rounds like the hydrashock are nearly $1 a round, and I can guarantee you’ll have a stop with fewer shots with this thing.

  2. avatar Kendahl says:

    How much deeply does the slug penetrate and how much does it expand? If penetration meets FBI standards (12″ to 18″ in ballistic gelatin), it would make a fantastic defensive load even in 20 gauge or .410. Surprising that something this potent would come from anti-gun Australia.

  3. avatar Joe R. says:


  4. avatar RCC says:

    Government is anti gun. At least three ammunition manufacturers here in Australia
    Plus gun powder also

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Hogden buys Mulwex ADI powders (now owned by Thales) and buys so much Mulwex actually altered their product lines to suit Hogden. The ever popular AR2206 was replaced by the slightly slower burning AR2206H which was being made for Hogden.

      Sydney (population about 2.5 million) has about 10 gun shops of which I am aware of and maybe more. This is more gun shops than Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle have combined (okay, I cherry picked my locations). So much for the gun free utopia Australia is made out to be.

  5. avatar Andy says:

    So are they available in the US? If so, from who?

  6. avatar Jimbo says:

    I miss shooting the bull

    1. avatar Big Bill says:

      If you send one to Tao, he’ll have Greg or one of his other shooters shoot it.

  7. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    Is it better than a common Foster slug? We don’t know, because they never do comparative testing on this channel. Probably not. If it was better, would it be enough better to bother seeking them out over a common foster slug? Probably not. Yawn.

  8. avatar Sian says:

    This is 2017. How many years now have we repeatedly pointed out that autoplay videos are utterly unacceptable?

  9. avatar oliver says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else think that all of these super duper explody grappling hook etc rounds for shotguns are gimmiky as all hell? I mean, pretty much anything moderately dense the size of a large marble traveling at 1300 fps is going F people up. Certainly cause a water bottle to explode.

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