Can you put slugs in any shotgun?

Can you put slugs in any shotgun?

No, not all shotguns are meant to shoot slugs. Non-rifled (smoothbore) shotguns are meant to shoot foster style slugs. Also, be careful with shooting any type of slugs out of older shotguns, or shotguns with a choke, a choke adds restriction which may deform your barrel over time.

Can you use a slug in a non rifled barrel?

Definitely, a sabot slug should always be used in a rifled shotgun barrel. You can also use sabot slugs in a smoothbore barrel but most hunters see it as a waste of money to do so. You’ll get less than optimal performance.

Can you shoot a slug out of any 12 gauge?

Yes, all shotguns can shoot slugs within gauge (don’t shoot 20’s in a 12!).

Can you shoot a slug out of a bird barrel?

Slugs can be fired from just about any barrel, and any choke, aside from very tightest extra full turkey type constrictions. Slugs tend to do best from the looser chokes, or no choke at all, but I’ve gotten good accuracy from a modified tube in my 870.

Can a rifled slug be used in a smooth bore shotgun?

Yes, rifled slugs are specifically designed for smooth bore shotgun barrels, they’re called a rifled slug because the actual rifling has been molded into the slug itself. You only use a rifled led slug in a smooth bore shotgun barrel.

Can you shoot slugs from a choked barrel?

DO NOT SHOOT SLUGS FROM A CHOKED BARREL. A rifled shotgun barrel is designed specifically for unrifled slugs.

Can a Foster slug be used in a smoothbore barrel?

While Brenneke and Foster slugs can be used in either smoothbore or rifled barrels (with the drawback of fouling in rifled barrels), sabots are designed for use only in rifled shotgun barrels. Since the sabot slug gets a boost from the rifled barrel, the range and accuracy of these slugs is significantly increased.

What can you do with a double barrel shotgun?

The double-barrel with two loads of buckshot was ideal for taking dangerous felons at gunpoint. With a powerful firearm and an instant second shot, coupled with excellent handling qualities, these shotguns filled a real need.