What can you shoot through a rifled shotgun barrel?
rifled barrels are really only for slugs. You technically can shoot shot through them, but I would say that you couldn’t shoot at anything say more than 20 yards away and have your shot be worth a damn.
Can I shoot birdshot through a rifled barrel?
If you need to shoot buckshot or birdshot over 10 yards you need a smoothbore barrel with a built-in or removable choke. Shooting buckshot and birdshot out of a rifled barrel won’t harm the barrel in the least.
Do rifled slugs damage barrel?
Nope. Slugs will not hurt your barrel.
Can you shoot snake shot through a rifled barrel?
Yes, you can lead the barrel using shot in a rifled barrel.
Can you shoot a rifled slug out of a shotgun barrel?
Contrary to popular belief, the “rifled Slug” is not rifled to to produce a spin in the bore of a shotgun. As a matter of fact, anyone familiar with Internal Ballistics will know this. The Foster Rifled slug has rifling to produce a spin as it travels through air. Not the barrel.
Which is better a rifled slug or a smooth bore slug?
Because the barrel is rifled, the projectile does not need to be rifled. A rifled slug is what you want to shoot out a smooth bore barrel. Because the barrel is smooth, the projectile will not rotate appropriately unless it has rifling on it. What happens if I mix them up?
Can a sabot slug be used in a smooth bore shotgun?
That is dangerous to your barrel to say the least. Sabot slugs are not for a smooth bore, although a smooth bore will fire them safely, accuracy is greatly effected. A sabot slug is designed for a rifled bore. A rifled slug is over heavy on the front, like a throwing spear.
Can a rifled slug be shot through a full choke?
Cylinder or Improved Cylinder are the way to go with rifled slugs, don’t shoot them through a Modified or Full choke especially in fixed choke configurations. Lol that was what I was thinking. If the slug is rifled the barrel shouldn’t be rifled.