In addition to shooting shot, you can also shoot slugs out of a smooth bore barrel. … When using a smooth bore, your projectile will still have spin on it because the projectile will be rifled.
Can you shoot rifled slugs through smooth bore?
There are some rifled choke tubes being made now that allows you to effectively shoot sabots from a smoothbore. These will help a lot if you want to shoot sabots with your upland gun.
Can you shoot a sabot slug in a smooth bore shotgun 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.
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.
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 I shoot a slug through a choke?
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.
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.
Will sabot slugs damage a smooth barrel?
Sabot slugs in a rifled barrel are very accurate. Shooting sabot slugs through a smooth bore is a waste of money. They will “work” but accuracy suffers and there is no reason to spend the extra money for sabot slugs if you are going to shoot them through a smooth bore.
How much does a 12 gauge slug drop at 100 yards?
Consider a modern full-rifled 12-gauge slug gun firing a high-tech 260-grain sabot slug that leaves the muzzle at about 1,900 fps velocity. If zeroed at 50 yards (still a popular sight-in distance among slug hunters), that slug only drops 1.7 inches by the time it gets to 100 yards.
How accurate is a smooth bore slug gun?
To 75 yards they have become extremely accurate. My current favorite is Brenneke’s K.O. , which has an attached plastic wad that works like the tail of a badminton bird to keep the the slug flying straight.
Do slugs ruin barrels?
Nope. Slugs will not hurt your barrel.
Can you shoot slugs out of a Winchester SXP?
742″ Either the IC or the Mod chokes should work just fine. You are going to want rifled slugs as the barrel and choke are smooth… Use rifled slugs and the IC choke, and you’ll be fine.
Can the Mossberg 500 shoot slugs?
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.
What is the most powerful shotgun slug?
All brass ‘Magic Mushroom’ is the most powerful shotgun slug they’ve ever made. Jeff from TAOFLEDERMAUS tests the all new 12 gauge ‘Magic Mushroom’ solid brass shotgun slugs made by Tim at Tactical G-Code. According to Tim, these slugs are around 405 grains, and they hit like a freight train.
What is the most accurate 12 gauge slug?
The best slug for my gun is the Remington Copper Solid. I shot Brenekes, Winchesters, Remingtons, and Federals to see which was the best. They all shot pretty well, but the Remingtons were the most consistent groupers for me.
Can you shoot slugs out of a Beretta A300?
The A300 is a workhorse of a gun, I love mine and fire slugs from it all the time. Beretta even says it’s okay. It’s no problem at all.