Are rifled slugs bad for barrels?

Are rifled slugs bad for barrels?

In almost all cases, you should only use rifled slugs in smoothbore barrels. If you have a rifled shotgun barrel, you’re going to want sabot slugs. It’s counter-intuitive to what the “rifled” slug name suggests and while it may not be a catastrophic failure, you could damage the grooves in your rifled shotgun barrel.

What happens if you shoot a rifled slug through a rifled barrel?

Your gun won’t explode if you end up shooting sabot slugs out of a smooth bore barrel or, vice versa, if you shoot rifled slugs out of a rifled barrel. It just won’t be accurate.

How accurate are rifled slug barrels?

Your expected range of accuracy for any box of slugs you grab in a store should be about 50 yards. This is an average range for the typical field gun with a smooth barrel and bead sight, shooting any brand of ammunition picked at random.

Can you shoot rifled slugs through a Remington 870?

You can shoot slugs through modified and full chokes, you just don’t get the best accuracy. Rifled slugs are designed to shoot through choked barrels. Do not try to shoot slugs through an extra full turkey choke, as they are too tight.

Can you shoot slugs out of a full choke?

Yes, you can fire a slug through a full choke, and it’s relatively safe (ALWAYS read the ammunition advice). Rifled slugs can be designed to deform through the narrower choke, but will lose both power and accuracy relative to a cylinder or improved cylinder choke.

What choke to use on a Remington 870 for slugs?

Remington Rem Choke Extended Tube This makes it easier for the shooter to shoot slugs without worrying about damaging the shotgun barrel as is the case with full choke tubes. The choke tube is compatible with Remington 870 shotguns and offers an extra full 0.670-inches constriction.

Can a Remington 870 be used as a slug barrel?

Slug rounds are effective at hitting a target without needing to fire a second shot. The aligned Remington 870 slug barrel handles slugs and keeps your weapon from being worn down by the process. eBay lists plenty of new Remington 870 slug barrels that you can adapt directly to your Remington 870 shotgun.

What kind of steel is in Remington 870?

This Remington 870 barrel is Constructed from ordnance grade 4140 steel. Chrome lined bores makes these barrels better than factory ones. 18.5” barrel length is the most popular choice for home defense shotgun.

What are the advantages of a Remington 870?

Also, this Remington 870 barrel enables you to change chokes for different type of the game and sport shooting. Bead sight with midlle bead enables you to check your sight picture and have more stable results. Of course the price you pay for all these advantages is additional barrel length.

What kind of barrel does Mossberg Remington 870 use?

You will be surprised but Mossberg company manufactures barrels for Remington 870. Mossberg Remington 870 24″ Slug Shotgun Barrel w/ Cantilever Mount, 12-Gauge