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.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...