Are you ready for this? It’s a shotgun slug designed to look like an Abrams tank sabot. Pretty cool!

As you’ll see, this shotgun shell is a stabilized discarding sabot shotgun round.


What in the heck is a stabilized discarding sabot shotgun round? Good question.

When you look at a normal shotgun slug, it has a gas piston which pushes it down the barrel. However, the Sauvestre was designed differently.

What they did was design the sabot to be the gas seal. The lugs distribute the force evenly down the entire length of the dart, so when you shoot it, essentially the dart is being pulled down the barrel, rather than being pushed from behind.

It’s a lot of technical mumbo-jumbo, but basically the Sauvestre is a lot less like a normal factory shotgun slug and more like a military sabot. Here’s the video so you can see it in action:

Image is a screenshot from the YouTube video

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4 thoughts on “Video: Shotgun Slug Designed to Look Like an Abrams Tank Sabot

  1. These are not new. I had some at least 25 years ago. They looked good but were not
    accurate. I cut one open and had the parts in a drawer for years. I finally threw them out
    a few years ago. They have not changed. Even the color was the same. Evidently no one
    else liked them either as they didn’t catch on. I don’t remember where I bought them, but
    it was in Minnesota not France.
    Btw, ole David or whatever his name is should get acquainted with some soap and water before
    appearing in a video.

  2. to todd mitchell; I am an hunter journalist, and often test shot for shotgun. The best are for fully rifled, among these
    you will find Winchester, Federal and Gualandi.

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