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Choke question regarding slugs

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by sadiesassy, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    I have used my Remington 1187 with different choke combinations.

    I was looking at slugs the other day.

    Do you use a cylinder bore with slugs?

    Or somethiong esle?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't use slugs with a full choke, anything else ought to be ok
     
  3. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    Modern slugs fit thru a full choke just fine. Now wither a cylinder, modified, of full choke will give you better accuracy with your slugs, that's a question you'll have to experiment and discover yourself.

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    Here is two slugs plus some number 4 buck I shot thru a full choke. No damage to the shotgun at all.

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  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a manual to look at? Just to be safe.
     
  5. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Most ammunition manufacturers will tell you to use an improved cylinder or cylinder choke when shooting rifled slugs, and a rifled IC choke tube or fully rifled barrel when shooting sabot slugs. Each gun is different, test it out like HALMBARTE suggested, your gun will tell you what it likes.
     
  6. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    I checked and you were right shoot them out of any choke, I was erring on the side of safety.
     
  7. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    I (my shotgun) likes Cyl for slugs.
     
  8. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    Thanks for asking this. I have only shot rifled slugs through a straight "home defense" barrel, but I had read that they should be okay through a choked barrel. Now I need to compare accuracy. I have a rifled barrel for hunting with sabots, but rifled slugs through a bird barrel offer more options (the option to also use shot), and I have several boxes of rifled slugs to play with.