Can you shoot rifled slugs through a smoothbore barrel?

Can you shoot rifled slugs through a smoothbore barrel?

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 a rifled slug out of any shotgun?

Yes! You actually can shoot slugs through a choke. As a general rule of thumb, and we all know there are exceptions to the rule, you can shoot a slug out of a shotgun barrel that has a choke if you are using a modified choke or larger.

What choke can you shoot rifled slugs through?

cylinder choke
A cylinder choke is recommended for shooting rifled slugs in a smooth-bore barrel. Sabot slugs should only be shot through our fully-rifled slug barrels.

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.

What kind of shotgun slug is a foster?

The Foster is the standard American domestic shotgun slug; they are sometimes referred to as “American slugs” to differentiate them from the standard “European slug” design popularized earlier by Brenneke.

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.