Rifled slugs are meant for a smooth barrel shotgun. Using rifled slugs in a deer barrel can cause un-safe barrel pressures. Try some of the sabot slugs on the market. I love them. They are accurate and deadly.
SO I guess my slug barrell isnt for slugs then? LOL
The rifled barrell is meant for slugs to give better velocity and spin.
Slugs out of a smooth barrell is like throwing a knuckle ball.
You better check out your ammo store. Rifled slugs are not the only type of slug you can buy. There are many types of slugs these days and you will find the copper sabots to be very accurate in a rifled barrel. As well, you do not need a rifled slug if you have a rifled barrel... that is what the rifling is for to spin the slug. And yes the rifled slug is made for the smooth bore to start the slug spinning and increase accuracy. (in theory) Accuracy is mediocre at best in a modern shotgun with choke tubes but you can get decent accuracy out of the older shotguns that have fixed chokes.
It would work but may lead to premature barrel wear, especially at the end. With the additional friction, the shot cup (wad) with probably seperate from the shot quicker and you would not have as much distance but more spread. Accuracy is not as important with the shot.
January: Last years Season has ended.Time to start focusing on next year's season. You will need to find out what bucks might still be alive that made it through the last years hunting season. After the hunting season sometimes bucks and does might leave your area and go to another traditional winter yarding area. But they will return to the area around late February early march to spend the rest of their summer there. At this time of year, the use of scouting cameras will be the tool in...