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brisk21
10-12-2010, 12:07
Ok. Please correct me if Im wrong, as I am a shotgun noob. (more of a pistol guy) Anyways, rifled slug ammo is for smoothbore barrels while sabots are for rifled barrels? You shouldnt use rifles slugs in a rifled barrel? Please educate me on the proper ammo for the proper barrels!! Thanks!!

LEAD
10-12-2010, 12:36
You've got it, save the rifled slugs for the smoothbores, a smooth projectile will benefit from rifling in the barrel it is shot from, and a smoothbore gun shoots better with rifled projectiles.

B.Reid
10-12-2010, 13:25
The rifling on rifled slugs do not make the slug spin. That being said they are pretty accurate out to about 100 yards with decent sights.

southernshooter
10-12-2010, 16:32
Rifled slugs actually shoot very well in rifled barrels. They are said to lead up the rifling. I have shot 20 or so at the time in my 870 and I don't really see any leading. Yes sabots are only for rifled barrel shotguns, but at $12.95 or more for 5 they are a tad expensive for plinking.

southernshooter
10-12-2010, 16:36
The rifling on rifled slugs do not make the slug spin. That being said they are pretty accurate out to about 100 yards with decent sights.

Yes, weird but true. Maybe wind pressure imparts some minor spin? It mainly works like a badmitton birdie, heavy in the front.

mixflip
10-12-2010, 17:59
^ what these guys said. Over on shotgunworld.com I have heard them say rifled slugs can pretty much be shot out of any barrel except for maybe the tightest Turkey chokes. The badminton shape conforms to almost all barrels even though it is designed for smooth bore barrels with NO choke.

ScrappyDoo
10-12-2010, 18:51
Also sabot slugs are tremendously expensive, and although I hear they will fire from a regular barrel just like a Cavalier or Escort will burn 94 ultra 94! octane, it's kind of a waste of money... a big waste.

BEsides, geez, who can shoot slugs these days anyway, they kil your shoulder !:)