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Slug question

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by G19Tony, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    I'm taking a shotgun class this Saturday and we'll be shooting some slugs during the COF. I have some rifled slugs that I've had for some time. Can you shoot these from a non rifled barrel?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Goldstar225

    Goldstar225 NRA member

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    The standard rifled (full caliber) slug is the correct round for non-rifled barrels. Sabot slugs are at their best in rifled barrels.
     


  3. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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  4. collim1

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    Be sure to bring a few different types of slugs to try. Some guns significantly favor one brand of slugs compared to the others.

    My 870 shoots Brenekke KO slugs very well.
     
  5. PlasticGuy

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    The rifled slug question has been answered well already, but I do have something to add.

    If you can find them, get low recoil buckshot and slugs for your class. I've attended shotgun classes that only involve a small number of shells fired. However, I have attended a few LEO Instructor classes that had us firing 300-400 shells per day for 3-5 days. With full power slugs and buckshot, everyone in the class was hurting pretty bad. The guys with low recoil ammo were hurting a lot less though. Less recoil is better, and worth a little extra money if necessary.
     
  6. G19Tony

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    I have low recoil buck. The slugs are Wolf, probably not the best, but we are only going to shoot 15 and this would be a good chance to get rid of them.
     
  7. CAcop

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    At our instructor course we ran birdshot for most of it. Since most of it was close range training on steel it made sense.

    If I were running a shotgun course there would be lots of birdshot, some slug drills, and a little bit of buckshot patterning.
     
  8. PlasticGuy

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    That is what I have seen in private classes, and in most LE classes. Unfortunately, the indoor range at our state police academy has a filtration system that gets plugged with birdshot. Fortunately, they are now running their shotgun classes off site at an outdoor range. The last shotgun instructor class I took was the last taught at the indoor range. Lucky me.
     
  9. method

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    Wolf's not a bad slug. I've never shot groups with them out of my 870, but they've hit what I aim at.
     
  10. G19Tony

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    That's exactly what it will be.

    100 birdshot

    50 buck

    15 slug
     
  11. B Coyote

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    Wolf slugs are actually excellent, and I'm not the greatest shot in the world.

    25 yards from my 1187P:
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    bc
     
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