GUN Shotgun question.......................v.slugs

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  1. luvitlo94

    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    Is it safe to shoot a slug through a smooth barrel shotgun? I have a Remington Sportsman 58 auto loader with a modified smooth barrel. I want to hunt with it, but was told you aren't suppossed to shoot a slug out of a smooth barrel. Can I only shoot buckshots with this gun? :dunno:
     
  2. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Rifled slugs for a smooth bore, sabots for a rifled barrel.
     
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    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    What is the difference between a slug and a sabot?
     
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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Basically accuracy. Rifled slugs are designed to shot out of a smooth bore, sabots for rifled barrels, with the latter being more accurate. Some people get 2"-4" groups @ 100yrds with rifled slugs, while some can get 1" @ 100yrds with sabots in a slug gun.
     
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    So I can be safe shooting a rifled slug out of my smooth bore, and be somewhat accurate up to 100 yds., Correct?
     
  6. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Yep. It just depends on the slug, barrel length, sights, choke, etc.
     
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    wait, what was the shotgun question again? :big grin:

    Rifled slugs for smooth, sabots for rifled, as mentioned above. Is it choked? I think Improved Cylinder is the maximum allowable choke for slugs.
     
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    don't do it man :noes:
     
  10. luvitlo94

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    ..........and it does not have removable chokes, it has a modified barrel on it. Is this fine?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Left is a sabot slug, right is a foster slug
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    in hunting terms a sabot is plastic jacket that encases a projectile smaller than the bore. It engages the rifling instead of the projectile itself and gives you more speed and what not. As an example my muzzleloader is a .50 but I'm using 200gr T/C Shockwaves which are only .40 (same bullets being used in those Hornady SST slugs though I think they use 250s).

    here's an interesting NRA article
    http://www.nrapublications.org/tah/Slugs.asp
     
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    Rifled slugs are accurate enough at 100 yrds. On a bench rest you can probably get 2-3" groups.
     

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