Do you have to have a rifled barrel for slugs?

A sabot slug is what you want to shoot out of a rifled barrel because the barrel will put the spin on the projectile. Because the barrel is rifled, the projectile does not need to be rifled.

Can you shoot a slug through a non rifled barrel?

All but the plain “unrifled slug” are designed and intended to be shot out of Modified Chokes and some will actually permanently damage a Full Choke barrel. The plain slug can be shot out of either a smoothbore or rifled shotgun barrel, with the latter giving much more accuracy.

Can you shoot slugs through any shotgun barrel?

No, not all shotguns are meant to shoot slugs. Non-rifled (smoothbore) shotguns are meant to shoot foster style slugs. Also, be careful with shooting any type of slugs out of older shotguns, or shotguns with a choke, a choke adds restriction which may deform your barrel over time.

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What is the difference between a slug barrel and a regular barrel?

Traditional barrels usually have a bead and are smooth bore. Slug barrels usually have rifling and rifle sights. They are made for saboted bullets. The Remington 870 slug barrel I have came with rifle sights and a rifled choke.

Can I shoot a slug out of a bird barrel?

Slugs can be fired from just about any barrel, and any choke, aside from very tightest extra full turkey type constrictions. Slugs tend to do best from the looser chokes, or no choke at all, but I’ve gotten good accuracy from a modified tube in my 870.

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.

Will rifled slugs damage a smooth barrel?

In almost all cases, you should only use rifled slugs in smoothbore barrels. … It’s counter-intuitive to what the “rifled” slug name suggests and while it may not be a catastrophic failure, you could damage the grooves in your rifled shotgun barrel.

What kind of choke do you use for slugs?

A cylinder choke is recommended for shooting rifled slugs in a smooth-bore barrel. Sabot slugs should only be shot through our fully-rifled slug barrels. It is not safe to shoot slugs through chokes tighter than those listed here.

Can you shoot a slug out of any 12 gauge?

Yes, all shotguns can shoot slugs within gauge (don’t shoot 20’s in a 12!).

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Do I have to remove the choke to shoot slugs?

You should not shoot slugs—or any other shot—through your barrel without a choke in place, since there is a very real possibility that you will damage the threading. … If your accuracy with this choke is acceptable, stick with it.

What’s better full choke or rifled barrel?

Full choke was able to match rifled, but was slightly less consistent. Rifled even let me hit at 10 meters on occasion. At 8 meters though, full choke didn’t miss once. The tighter cluster made the gun way more consistent within this range.

Can you shoot a 12 gauge slug through a full choke?

Yes, you can fire a slug through a full choke, and it’s relatively safe (ALWAYS read the ammunition advice). … Rifled slugs can be designed to deform through the narrower choke, but will lose both power and accuracy relative to a cylinder or improved cylinder choke.

What happens if you shoot a rifled slug through a rifled barrel?

The “rifling” and soft lead construction of a foster slug will foul the rifling in your barrel. It can potentially build up enough to cause pressure issues. Depending on the gun, some will foul more than others depending on the condition of the bore.

Do slugs ruin barrels?

Nope. Slugs will not hurt your barrel.

Can you shoot slugs out of a vent rib barrel?

in short yes, a lot of people advise against it because bird barrels have chokes but people shot slugs out of them for years with no ill effects, I have never heard of someone damaging a smoothbore barrel using slugs. and slug manufacturers say it is perfectly safe.

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Can you shoot buckshot through a full choke barrel?

I would not shoot buckshot through a full choke. Smaller shot is relatively easily constricted – much more difficult as it increases in size. In an OU you are complicating the issue due to barrel soldering, regulation, etc.

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