no. for “survival” shooting slugs/birdshot/etc., use a rifled barrel 18 inch improved modified choke. during the last 2 inches before the muzzle to prevent “keyholing” at target distances.
Can you shoot regular shotgun shells out of a slug gun?
If it is a smooth-bore slug barrel you can shoot anything except sabot slugs in it without hurting a thing. It is just a cylinder bore shotgun, and would work great for small game / upland bird hunting & pest control as is.
Can you shoot birdshot through a slug barrel?
RE: bird shot down a slug barrel
The pattern will suck and be huge because of the lack of choke and the shot tends to spin as it leaves the barrel which spreads it out and leaves a hole in the center of the pattern. It will completely useless for any type of hunting using shot.
Can you shoot buckshot through a smooth bore slug barrel?
Yes, you can definitely shoot buckshot through an Ithaca 37 smooth bore barrel, along with Foster type/rifled slugs (not Sabot type slugs though). I wouldn’t shoot slugs through a barrel marked Full choke-all others should be fine.
Can you shoot shot in a rifled shotgun barrel?
If a person asks, “Can I use a rifled barrel to shoot buckshot?”, the answer is, “Yes, but it will cause a very large increase in pattern size.” And, past 12 yards, you would probably miss with more buckshot than you will hit with.
Will rifled slugs hurt a smooth barrel?
RE: Rifled slugs in the smooth bore? Shooting rifled slugs in a rifled barrel will not harm the barrel. It may lead it up a bit making cleaning difficult though. A rifled barrel does not improve the accuracy of rifled slugs so the rifling benefit is wasted.
Can you shoot buckshot through a full choke?
Of course you can shoot 00 through a full choke… Whether it patterns as well as other chokes through your specific gun is a matter of you doing your homework… But any ‘modern barrel’ in good condition will not be hurt by it… Won’t hurt the barrel, but patterns may be less than good….
Can I shoot regular slugs out of a rifled barrel?
You can shoot rifled slugs out of a rifled barrel, some are pretty accurate actually until the rifling fouls out, which could be as short as three or four shots. They even make some rifled slugs for rifled barrels using a special coating and/or harder alloys in the lead to reduce fouling.
What kind of barrel do you need to shoot slugs?
Full-bore slugs should be used in smooth shotgun barrels; sabots are designed to be used in special shotgun rifled barrels. You can use a sabot in a smooth barrel, but don’t expect very good performance.
Can you shoot a sabot slug through a non rifled barrel?
Definitely, a sabot slug should always be used in a rifled shotgun barrel. You can also use sabot slugs in a smoothbore barrel but most hunters see it as a waste of money to do so. You’ll get less than optimal performance.
Can I shoot slugs in a smooth bore shotgun?
When to use a smooth bore.
In addition to shooting shot, you can also shoot slugs out of a smooth bore barrel. If you are taking closer shots (less than 100 yards), a smooth bore may be sufficient. … When using a smooth bore, your projectile will still have spin on it because the projectile will be rifled.
What is the best slug for a smooth bore shotgun?
The American Whitetail® 12 gauge Rifled Slug turns your smooth bore shotgun into a deer hunting machine! Designed for smooth bore barrels, Hornady® American Whitetail® Rifled Slugs feature a 1-ounce lead alloy slug that is loaded to 1,600 feet per second.
Can you shoot 12 gauge slugs through a smooth bore barrel?
Most shotgun slugs are intended for smooth bore barrels. They generally prefer an open choke and suffer if shot through a tighter choke than modified. Do not remove a screw-in choke to shoot the gun – it is hard on the threads. Most shotgun slugs are intended for smooth bore barrels.
What type of barrel do you shoot buckshot?
It’s for shooting shot (buck and bird shot) an “rifled”, aka foster, slugs. They are called rifled slugs because the slug themselves have fin, rifling, that reduce the friction between the slug and barrel. It also helps them swag down through a choke. Most people prefer a 18.5″ barrel for home defense.