Can I 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.
What kind of slugs do you shoot through a rifled barrel?
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.
Can you shoot a rifled slug out of a full choke barrel?
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 kind of slugs can you shoot in a rifle?
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. However, the lead fouling can be severe, and requires more frequent cleaning to maintain the level of accuracy.
Can a sabot slug go through a rifled barrel?
To start out, we tried the shotgun with the rifled barrel and sabot slugs at 25 yards. Vern shot one round and it went right to point of aim. I then tried a shot and it went through the same hole. I guess that shows the accuracy of a rifled barrel and good quality sabot slugs. It also shows that we know when to quit.
Can a Foster slug be shot through a rifled barrel?
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. However, the lead fouling can be severe, and requires more frequent cleaning to maintain the level of accuracy. Rifling stabilizes a slug through contact with the sabot.
How often should you clean rifled slugs in a barrel?
The key to rifled slugs shooting well in rifled barrels or chokes, is they must be cleaned every 3 shots or so to keep them shooting well.