Can you shoot slugs through a choked barrel?

Can you shoot slugs through a choked barrel?

The Answer. I’m glad you asked this question. You should not shoot slugs—or any other shot—through your barrel without a choke in place, since there is a very real possibility that you will damage the threading. If your accuracy with this choke is acceptable, stick with it.

Is it safe to shoot a rifled slug out of a modified choke?

Yes, you can shoot rifled slugs through your modified choke. You could even shoot rifled slugs through a full choke. But you will probably have best results with a modified or improved cylinder.

What choke can you shoot a slug out of?

cylinder choke
A cylinder choke is recommended for shooting rifled slugs in a smooth-bore barrel.

Can you shoot slugs with a smoothbore shotgun?

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 shoot a slug with a full choke?

A slug can snap a finger off. Slugs should not be fired thru an Extra Full Choke. Rarely found, these are used by a few turkey hunters. They are significantly tighter than a full, and can result in spiking pressures in the gun.

What happens if a slug does not clear the barrel?

When fired, the slug may not clear the barrel, causing an obstruction. A second fired slug with any obstruction inside the barrel will result in damaging the shotgun and possible injury. If a different sound, or light recoil is noticed, you need to check inside of the barrel and make sure it is clear.

Can a Brenneke slug be used in a smooth bore barrel?

Can Brenneke USA slugs be used in either a rifle barrel or smooth bore barrel? Yes, all slugs, with the exception of the Brenneke Gold Magnum/Magnum Crush and all brass Super Sabot can be used. Both of these slugs are designed to be used only in full-rifled barrels and must not be fired from any type of choked barrel.