What choke should I use for sabot slugs?
A cylinder choke is recommended for shooting rifled slugs in a smooth-bore barrel. Sabot slugs should only be shot through our fully-rifled slug barrels. It is not safe to shoot slugs through chokes tighter than those listed here.
Can you shoot sabot slugs through a smooth bore with a rifled choke?
If you’re using a fully rifled barrel, sabot slugs are a good choice. Foster slugs can be fired through a rifled barrel, and hunters who shoot rifled slugs through their rifled barrels claim to get good to excellent results. A Brenneke-style slug may be designed for the smoothbore or the rifled barrel, but not both.
How far can you accurately shoot a 12 gauge slug?
What it shows is that the 12 gauge slug will travel pretty flat for up to 200 yards with perhaps 10 to 12 inches of drop at 200 yards. At 300 yards the chart shows a drop of about 4 feet. This was from a firearms study and suggests the absolute maximum a slug can travel is around 3700 feet (1230 yards).
Can you shoot a slug out of a shotgun barrel?
As a general rule of thumb, and we all know there are exceptions to the rule, you can shoot a slug out of a shotgun barrel that has a choke if you are using a modified choke or larger. So, as a general rule, you can shoot a choke through a cylinder choke (or one that matches the bore of your shotgun… so it’s…
Can a sabot slug be used with a smooth bore barrel?
I have had a few folks ask the question: “I know sabot slugs are designed to be used with rifled shotgun barrels, but can they be used effectively with a smooth bore barrel?” That is the question we will try to answer today. First a little terminology education. A solid, single projectile fired from a shotgun is called a “slug”.
What kind of choke should you use when shooting slugs?
I assume that you’ll be shooting a Foster-style slug—one that has rifling. The conventional wisdom has long been that these slugs perform best with an Improved Cylinder choke. Though ammunition is highly variable, and all guns digest ammunition a little differently than one another, I’d be inclined to start with an IC choke.
What kind of shotgun do you use to shoot sabots?
Well, only one way to find out. First, we will shoot some sabot slugs through a rifled barrel. My friend Vern has a Remington 11-87 with a rifled barrel and a scope. We will be shooting at 50 yards today. Some folks use these shotguns for much longer shots, but this is a more reasonable range for best accuracy.