Nope. Slugs will not hurt your barrel.
Can you shoot slugs through a regular shotgun barrel?
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.
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 a slug out of a 28 inch barrel?
28 inch barrel will shoot slug just fine; I used on in the field for hunting on my first hunting season. Having a 28 inch barrel is very hard to handle in the brush; makes lots of noise. Also, the length of the gun makes it very hard to shoulder.
Can you shoot a slug out of a bird barrel?
It is perfectly safe to shoot RIFLED shotgun slugs up to and including full-choke. Although not recommended with full-choke choke tubes. Don’t confuse sabot slugs, which require a fully-rifled barrel, or rifled choke tube with rifled slugs.
Do I need a slug barrel to shoot slugs?
Many shotguns come standard with a smooth bore barrel because that’s what you need to have to shoot shot (shells that have bbs or multiple projectiles – these are used in bird hunting and other sporting situations). In addition to shooting shot, you can also shoot slugs out of a smooth bore barrel.
How far can you accurately shoot a 12 gauge slug?
What it shows is that the 12 gauge slug will travel pretty flat for up to 200 yards with perhaps 10 to 12 inches of drop at 200 yards. At 300 yards the chart shows a drop of about 4 feet. This was from a firearms study and suggests the absolute maximum a slug can travel is around 3700 feet (1230 yards).
What choke should I 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 I shoot a slug out of my shotgun?
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.
Can all shotguns shoot slugs?
Yes, all shotguns can shoot slugs within gauge (don’t shoot 20’s in a 12!). I’d change that to “Slugs should not be fired through any shotgun with a choke tighter than Modified”.
Do slugs ruin barrels?
Nope. Slugs will not hurt your barrel.
How long should a slug barrel be?
Barrel Length: Keep it fairly short. A 21- to 24-inch barrel will handle well even if you’re tucked into the brush or hiding in a tree.
Can I shoot slugs out of my Mossberg 500?
So, can you shoot slugs in a Mossberg 500? Yes, the Mossberg is certainly capable of shooting slugs. … Or, you could use rifled slugs. Rifled slugs act as though the barrel of your gun is rifled, even though it isn’t.
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.
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 a shotgun shoot slugs and buckshot?
Yes, and with sabots or rifled slugs, the more “open” the choke tube, the better the accuracy (“Improved Cylinder” recommended.) The “full” or “modified” choke tubes are preferred for buckshot loads. … Do not fire any load without a choke tube installed, doing so will damage the internal choke tube threads.