Can you shoot a sabot slug out of a smooth bore?

Can you shoot a sabot slug out of a smooth bore?

Shooting sabot slugs through a smooth bore is a waste of money. They will “work” but accuracy suffers and there is no reason to spend the extra money for sabot slugs if you are going to shoot them through a smooth bore. Besides, if they are not flying straight and nose-first, they will not expand as designed.

Can a smooth bore barrel be rifled?

A rifled barrel is slightly undersized so that the rifling will cut into the projectile. Adding rifling to a bore that is sized for smoothbore use will likely impart little spin to the projectile and cause a lot of fouling from gas flowing between the projectile and the bore.

Can you shoot rifled slugs through a field barrel?

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. Rifling stabilizes a slug through contact with the sabot.

Do slugs hurt shotgun barrels?

Nope. Slugs will not hurt your barrel.

What choke to use with a slug?

Improved cylinder, cylinder choke, and rifled choke tubes are the best choke tubes for slugs. These choke tubes offer little constriction to provide stability when shooting.

What kind of barrel do you use to shoot slugs?

Full-bore slugs should be used in smooth shotgun barrels; sabots are designed to be used in special shotgun rifled barrels. You can use a sabot in a smooth barrel, but don’t expect very good performance.

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.

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.

Can a shotgun shoot out of a smooth barrel?

To be technically correct, when the barrel is rifled the shotgun becomes a rifle using a shotgun action. Shotguns are by deffinition smoothbores and rifles have rifled barrels. If it is shotgun ammo it will shoot out of a smooth shotgun barrel.

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.