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Can you shoot a rifled slug through a full choke?

Can you shoot a rifled slug through a full choke?

Rifled slugs will shoot out of a full choke without a problem. I have seen many slugs shot and many deer killed with full choked barrels and rifled slugs. I shot slugs out of a full choke 20 gauge for deer over a dozen years. I saw one 870 with choke tubes that was 18″ low at 50 yards with an improved cylinder choke.

Do you use a choke with rifled slugs?

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. It is not safe to shoot slugs through chokes tighter than those listed here.

What is the best choke to shoot slugs through?

It’s important to select a choke tube with little to no constriction. That’s why a cylinder or improved cylinder choke is ideal for use with slugs. These types of chokes have a large enough diameter to shoot slugs without damaging the shotgun barrel or causing harm to the person firing.

Do slugs damage shotgun barrels?

The soft lead thimbles called rifled slugs can be fired through full choke barrels without harm.

Can I shoot slugs from a smooth barrel?

In addition to shooting shot, you can also shoot slugs out of a smooth bore barrel. If you are taking closer shots (less than 100 yards), a smooth bore may be sufficient. When using a smooth bore, your projectile will still have spin on it because the projectile will be rifled.

What shotguns can you shoot slugs out of?

Whether a shotgun can shoot slugs or not is based on the barrel, not the receiver/serial number. If it has a 28″ barrel, you can shoot rifled or foster type slugs as long as the choke is improved cylinder. If it has the short 18.5″ barrel, you can shoot rifled or foster type slugs as well as bird/buck shot.

How accurate are rifled slugs in a smooth barrel?

Your expected range of accuracy for any box of slugs you grab in a store should be about 50 yards. This is an average range for the typical field gun with a smooth barrel and bead sight, shooting any brand of ammunition picked at random.

Is it OK to shoot slugs in a smooth barrel?

Do you need a special barrel for slugs?

Those are full-bore slugs and saboted slugs. Full-bore slugs should be used in smooth shotgun barrels; sabots are designed to be used in special shotgun rifled barrels. You can use a sabot in a smooth barrel, but don’t expect very good performance.

Is full choke or rifled barrel better?

On shotguns with quickdraw, the handling penalty is nullified so rifled is a great choice. From my understanding, Rifled Barrel gives the most consistency within your engagement range, while Full Choke helps reach outside that range for those nutty perfect pellet spread RNG shots that don’t always land.

Can you shoot Slugs in any shotgun?

You can shoot slugs out of nearly any shotgun. Full chokes may cause a pressure spike. And full chokes will deform some slugs which may cause accuracy issues. Most factory ratings for slug velocities is taken from 18″-24″ barrels.

What is the best choke for a slug?

Generally, the looser chokes perform better with slugs. You could always use the rifled choke. It wont be too tight for the slug to fit into and it will impart some spin on the slug before it leaves the barrel so the rifling on the rifled slug will not have to do so much work after it is out of the barrel.

What shotgun choke to use?

A modified choke is a suitable choke for shotgun users who don’t want the openness of a cylinder choke or the heavy constriction of a full choke. Modified chokes basically provide moderate constriction in your shots so that you can have better accuracy and a decent amount of spreading at the same time.

Which choke tube for slugs?

The Use of Slugs. Smooth bore barrels with choke tubes should have “Cylinder Choke” tubes installed when using Foster or Bernneke style rifled slugs. A “Cylinder Choke” will provide the best accuracy. Any choke with constriction of .020″ or more can result in damage to the barrel.