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riffled slugs threw a riffled barrel yes or no

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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.

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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.

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I agree with psycho. I shot about 5 slugs out of a smooth barrel at about 30 yds and neither of them were at least 5in within each other. Rifled barrel for rifled slugs.

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psychowolverine wrote:
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.

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i'm with every body else i find that the cheap canadian tire slugs work the best out of my riffled barrel i can shot like two hundred yards with a three inch slug.

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If they work then use them. Give the sabots a try as well. You'll be glad you did.

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ok well what about shoting bird shot threw your riffled barrel not talking all the time but is stalking and there's a bunny?

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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.

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