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Slugs for non-rifled shotgun

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by jdub75, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    I've never shot slugs from my shotguns--all of which are smooth barrels. Is there a specific kind of slug I cannot shoot without a rifled barrel? I'm thinking of taking a shotgun class that requires some slugs, and I don't want to be the guy that blows his barrel out in class!:(
    Thanx
     
  2. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Shoot "rifled slugs" of either Foster or Brennke type. "sabot slugs" will not have any accuracy out of your barrel unless you use a rifled choke.
     
  3. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    +1. I shoot regular Federal rifled slugs with a cylinder choke when I'm hunting in the firearm restriction areas, and accuracy with just the bead is acceptable out to about 75 yards. You shouldn't hurt anything shooting sabots, but accurace will be terrible with no rifling.
     
  4. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
    I really appreciate the input.
    Jdub
     
  5. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    I shoot Remington rifled slugs out of my 870 (no choke, no rifling) and it works fine. I haven't tried it too far out - but it sure works well < 25 yards.
     
  6. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Can get pretty good accuracy out of an 18in cylinder barrel with slugs.
     
  7. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I once had such an 18'' shotty, and with a red-dot scope I hit milk jugs at a hundred yards, three times out of every five. On paper at fifty yards I consistantly grouped four inchers, using ordinary cheap Remington Foster-style slugs. I was amazed!.....................elsullo
     
  8. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Hornady sabots only like rifled barrels but I have a rifled barrel so that's what I use. Before I bought the rifled barrel I used the copper Remingtons.