Hunting types should determine the slugs you shoot. Pumpkins (rifled slugs) work better at close range. Most of the sabots are a jacketed slug. They are designed for long distances more so than close range. If you only shoot close shots the pumpkins will out preform. Longer sabots will do better so it depends on how and where you hunt. Types of sabots really depend more on what your gun likes. Same as with a rifle. JMO I would rather use a bow but second choice is a slug.