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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/20/2001 12:12:33 AM EDT
Do you need a rifled "slug" barrel to shoot slugs out of a shotgun, or will they work in a smoothbore? I have a Mossberg 590 and love it. Been thinking about throwing some big lead downrange, but not sure if it's compatible. Thanks
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:20:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2001 12:21:19 AM EDT by thistle]
No. Smooth bores will shoot them O.K. Just not as accurately, also I (and somebody correct me if I'm wrong) don't think there would be an advantage to using the "sabot" rounds in a smooth bore. But try them out and you may be suprised what thier capeable of.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 12:50:05 AM EDT
Thanks thistle! I just wanted to make sure before I tried it out.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 2:07:43 AM EDT
They even sell rifled slugs for use in smoothbores. Total devistation! I've shot deer at as far as 100 yards with a slug in a smoothbore.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 4:39:25 AM EDT
My REM870 12ga.smoothbore shoots the Brenneke(sp?)slugs very well. Good deer medicine.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 4:43:43 AM EDT
experts, would he have to be wary of what choke is installed? also, you're talking about rifled slugs, right?
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 9:17:25 AM EDT
shot some of the Remington Sabots the other day through a buddys Rem 1100w/28" mod choke....Had one of the saddle scope mounts with a 2X aimpoint on it....at 50 yds was shooting groups of less than 2" and a few through the same hole-give or take 1/2 inch...next trip we'll go for 100yds.....in his gun we found the Rem sabots were better shooters than the Winchester sabot....Dick
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