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Posted: 2/22/2006 9:04:46 AM EDT
I always understood that it was OK to shoot shotgun slugs thru a barrel with a choke installed.

I think that the manufacturers say it's "preferrable" not to shoot slugs thru a barrel with a full choke. But it is a safe practice.

Anybody know different?

(By using the word "know", I mean you have actual verifiable knowledge)
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:07:41 AM EDT
I'm not 100% sure, but I have to wonder why anyone would shoot a slug through a device intended to alter the pattern of shot.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:08:19 AM EDT
Don't do it. Please don't do it.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:22:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 9:24:08 AM EDT by RIA45ACP]
I've shot several 20 gauge slugs through a modified choke, with no ill effects. All my 12 gauge slugs have been shot with a cylinder bore barrel, with no ill effects.

Accuracy was ok in both my 12 gauge and 20, not rifle type accuracy, but maybe minute of coke bottle at 25 yards, never shot one farther away.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:26:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:30:47 AM EDT
Post pics please!
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:34:17 AM EDT
i've fired rifled slugs through a full choke before but from what I've heard (just ramblings mind you) it's generally inadvisable. Something about bulging a barell blah blah, I'm not sure though
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:42:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 0612Devil:
i've fired rifled slugs through a full choke before but from what I've heard (just ramblings mind you) it's generally inadvisable. Something about bulging a barell blah blah, I'm not sure though



I don`t think its a good idea on anything tighter then IC.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:44:31 AM EDT
Generally speaking, it's "safe" for you; the shooter, but it's not that good for the shotgun.
What can happen is that eventually, you risk the choke becoming part of the "ordnance package" and ending up downrange with the slug.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:48:42 AM EDT
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