Can you shoot rifled slugs out of a smoothbore shotgun?

Can you shoot rifled slugs out of a smoothbore shotgun?

You can do it. A full-bore slug shot through a rifled barrel will extend its range a little but the resulting layers of lead left in the rifling is not worth all the time spend in cleaning the barrel. There are some rifled choke tubes being made now that allows you to effectively shoot sabots from a smoothbore.

Can you shoot rifled slugs through a cylinder bore?

You can fire slugs with your cylinder bore barrel, rifled slugs (also refered to as Foster Type) are designed for smoothbore/cylinder bore barrels. Sabot slugs are designed to be used in fully rifled barrel, (sometimes called a slug barrel).

Can I shoot slugs out of my Mossberg 500?

So, can you shoot slugs in a Mossberg 500? Yes, the Mossberg is certainly capable of shooting slugs. Rifled slugs act as though the barrel of your gun is rifled, even though it isn’t.

Can you shoot slugs out of a smoothbore barrel?

Accuracy is decent. Rifled barrels are meant to shoot sabot slugs, though. You will get your best accuracy and ballistics this way. Shoot rifled slugs out of a smoothbore barrel. I don’t like it, but apparently modified chokes are fine for rifled slugs.

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’s the best way to shoot a slug?

The most successful designs have been what are known as Rifled Slugs such as the Brenneke and Foster designs. These slugs have angled vanes molded onto their outside surface to impart a stabilizing spin to them in flight after they leave the shotgun muzzle — at least in theory.

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.