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12ga SLUGS!!

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by DIRTYHARRYWITHAGLOCK, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. DIRTYHARRYWITHAGLOCK

    DIRTYHARRYWITHAGLOCK

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    Can you fire rifled slugs in a unrifled shotgun? Cuz I got a Mossberg 500 Persuader and I would like to know if I can. It wont damage my shotty will it?

    Regards,
    Dirty Harry
     
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    Rifled slugs were designed for smooth bore(unrifled) shotguns. It will not damage your shotgun but I recommend that you use no smaller than an improved cylinder choke. You can also shoot sabot slugs out of a smooth bore shotgun but they will have no advantage unless fired out of a rifled shotgun.
     

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    Rifled slugs are supposed to be used in smooth bore barrels. Sabots are for rifled slug barrels. Look at it like this, 2 sets of rifling (one on slug and one in bore) dont work togather. Same with Sabot (Smooth) slug in smooth bore, as there would be nothing to force the slog to twist on the way out and it could end up going anywhere.
     
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    Absolutely OK!
     
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    Yes you can my friend
     
  6. DIRTYHARRYWITHAGLOCK

    DIRTYHARRYWITHAGLOCK

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    I do not have rifling in my shotgun. Its a smooth barrel 12ga mossberg 500 persuarder. So sabot slugs are rifled slugs? Which means they can not be fired through a smooth barrel like mine? Sorry I am new to the shotgun world.
     
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    Sabot slugs are NOT rifled they are for rifled barrels. You COULD shoot through a smooth bore but I wouldn't advise it and accuracy would be out the window. Its really easy DONT MIX (smooth with smooth) OR (rifled with rifled).
     
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    As mentioned rifled slugs are for the unrifled bbl.

    Sabots are fine out of "my" smooth-bores out to 50yds Never tried further but seem they would do well enough at 100.
     
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    Rifled slugs can be fired out of a rifled bore just fine. The 'rifling' on the slug doesn't impart any spin.
     
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    You will be fine.

    On the subject of slugs. I like to keep a few on (side saddle) my 870 mixed with 00 for HD. What's everyone's favorite slug round for HD?
     
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    Guess the manufacturers got it wrong...
     
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    I know a lot of people do but I prefer low recoil 00Buck for HD. 9 pellets dont spread much at that close range but in my mind it's still better than 1 projectile. Just my take on it.
     
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    That's what I use for my main HD 00 load, Federal low recoil 00/9 shot (LE132-00) but I also keep a few slugs on my side saddle just in case I want to quickly load something else. By leaving the mag 1-2 shots empty, you can quickly load up some slugs if needed. I like keeping my options open. I was just wondering if anyone else does this and what slugs are best for this application?
     
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    I think I read that somewhere. The rifled slug travels front end heavy like a badmitten shuttlecock with the rifling possibly causing some spin by the airflow.
     
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    When I lived in a shotgun only state for deer I have killed them with the Foster style (traditional hollow base, thimble shaped), sabots and Brennike (the front looks kinda like a jet engine with the wad permanently attached for stabilization) slugs. From what I observed on deer the Brennike is superior to the others for putting a deer down, if there is such a thing as "knockdown power" the Brennike has it.

    In my 8 shot 1100 HD shotty numbers 7 & 8 are Brennekies with 2 more in the side saddle.
     
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    Is there a noticeable difference in the low recoil shells? I have been thinking of going to those exclusively for HD, but can't find the time or place to try them out.
     
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    The so called rifling on rifled slugs does nothing. The slugs don't spin. They are stabilized like a badminton birdie. (the mass of the slug is forward and the base is hollow)

    So yes you can fire rifled slugs in anything pretty much except its not a good idea in full choke guns.
    Pat
     
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    On my chrono reduced recoil Remington slugs were going 1200 fps in my Benelli M4. Full power Breneke 2 3/4 mags were going 1450.

    Reduced recoil slugs are fine for home defense. Actually I would recommend reduced recoil 00 buck instead.
    Pat
     
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    Yes sir there is a definate difference in what you feel from low recoil shells.
     
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    Try the new win pdx rounds in 12g. The walmart at 41/54 had them yesterday....nasty looking rounds