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.
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather. Warm evenings and almost hot days. We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine. We are way up in the mountains and have a whole week to hunt. How could it get any better?
That is, until we score on that big buck or bull. We work to get it out of the field and skinned as quickly as possible to cool it down. But try as we might, we just can’t get...