Can you shoot a slug out of a smooth bore barrel?
When to use a smooth bore. In addition to shooting shot, you can also shoot slugs out of a smooth bore barrel. When using a smooth bore, your projectile will still have spin on it because the projectile will be rifled.
What is the best slug for a smooth bore shotgun?
The American Whitetail® 12 gauge Rifled Slug turns your smooth bore shotgun into a deer hunting machine! Designed for smooth bore barrels, Hornady® American Whitetail® Rifled Slugs feature a 1-ounce lead alloy slug that is loaded to 1,600 feet per second.
How accurate are smooth bore slugs?
To 75 yards they have become extremely accurate. At 100 yards they usually print 3″-4″ groups but the K.O., like any smoothbore slug, often loses stability somewhere between 75 and 100 yards and one may tumble far off target.
Can I shoot slugs out of a non rifled barrel?
Sure. They make slugs that have some “rifling” on them that will give you a little spin out of a smooth bore. I wouldn’t necessarily shoot a slug in a full choke barrel, but it won’t hurt anything….you would probably have better results from a more open choke, like IC.
Do you need a special barrel for slugs?
Full-bore slugs should be used in smooth shotgun barrels; sabots are designed to be used in special shotgun rifled barrels. When shot out of a fully rifled barrel with a scope you should be able to hold a three shot group into a 2-inch circle at 50 yards and it is possible to get better accuracy on the range than that.
How much does a 12 gauge slug drop at 100 yards?
Consider a modern full-rifled 12-gauge slug gun firing a high-tech 260-grain sabot slug that leaves the muzzle at about 1,900 fps velocity. If zeroed at 50 yards (still a popular sight-in distance among slug hunters), that slug only drops 1.7 inches by the time it gets to 100 yards.
What slugs to use in a smooth bore?
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.
Are rifled slugs more accurate?
There have been a few improvements to the rifled slug over the years. Nor does it extend the slug’s range. But it does make it much more accurate from shot to shot.
Can you shoot out a smooth bore rifled slug?
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.
Why does my gun explode when I shoot sabot slugs?
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. Your groupings will be all over the place because if you use the wrong type of slug, it could end up just tumbling end over end because it doesn’t have the proper spin.
What’s the difference between rifled and sabot slugs?
Firing a small size projectile wrapped in a sabot raises the muzzle velocity of the projectile,” according to Wikipedia. A rifled slug is, again, just how it sounds, a slug with rifling. When do I shoot sabot slugs? A sabot slug is what you want to shoot out of a rifled barrel because the barrel will put the spin on the projectile.
What do you shoot out of a rifled barrel?
A sabot slug is what you want to shoot out of a rifled barrel because the barrel will put the spin on the projectile. Because the barrel is rifled, the projectile does not need to be rifled.