I really wish there was more attention paid to serious slug hunting considering the number of areas in the country that have shotgun slug areas! Perhaps that would spur companies to put more research into improving there slugs performance. I mean really they produce sabot slugs but he technology of the projectiles inside the sabots leave a lot on the table. A sabot round has a lot more potential than is being utilized. Think about it. A sabot round out of a modern American battle tank has an effective range of 3,280 yd. While I’m not advocating developing armor piercing fin stabilized discarding sabot rounds for 12 gauge shotguns, unless you do it for police use against some body armor wearing bank robbers, but I know that there is room for a lot of improvement in what is currently being offered especially for use in dedicated fully rifled heavy barreled 12 gauge slug guns. I like the Winchester idea of the 385 grain Partition Gold but the ballistics of the slug itself could be greatly improved for a vastly better performance over the full range of the round. Thus the round would have a wider application to more hunters for more animals and thus more sales. I mean come on where is the development on the slug? And why not some development of the full bore slugs for the fully rifled heavy barreled slug guns? Why have we not seen a full bore copper slug with at least an attempt at a printable ballast coefficient? Don’t slug hunters deserve some type of load development from the major ammo makers? The only real advancement in my mind for bear hunters has been from Dixie Slugs that makes, at least in my mind two serious bear rounds that make big holes in and out that if they do not anchor the black bear will give you a better chance to find a blood trail. The rounds seem to carry their energy down range better than most also. The Lightfield Commander IDS Plus 3" 12 ga. 600 grain slug leaves the barrel with greater Muzzle Energy 3850 ft/lbs at the barrel and 1324 ft/lbs at 150 yards than the Dixie Terminator. The Dixie Terminator 12 gauge .730 caliber, 730 gr. hard cast heat treated slug in more like a bullet. It leaves the muzzle with only 2334 ft/lbs of energy yet at 150 yards still has over 1400 ft/lbs of energy. So while the Lightfield starts higher it also sheds energy faster than the Dixie Terminator.