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#7177016 - 05/22/18 05:26 PM Stupid question
brucet Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 747
Loc: Richardson Tx
How can you tell if your shotgun has a barrel that you can shoot slugs through?
I thought about playing around with my 590 to shoot hogs
I have rifles, but thought it might be interesting to try my 12 gauge, just for a change of pace

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#7177038 - 05/22/18 05:56 PM Re: Stupid question [Re: brucet]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Loc: wondering about the woods
Can shot slug threw smooth bore, people done it here (Mn) for years deer hunten, & shot slugs threw me 410 hog hunten, just not as accurate. Son bought a rifle barrel for his mosburg 12ga for roughly $100.00.
Edit: cheers RattlesnakeDan all about the choke.
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#7177043 - 05/22/18 06:09 PM Re: Stupid question [Re: brucet]
RattlesnakeDan Offline
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Registered: 12/23/17
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Loc: San Antonio
As long as it is not "full choke" I think you are ok. Some barrels are not very accurate with slugs tho so need to shoot some to find out.
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#7177079 - 05/22/18 06:52 PM Re: Stupid question [Re: brucet]
Pappybear Offline
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Registered: 10/21/16
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Loc: Crowell, TX
Smooth bore shotguns require use of foster style rifled slugs. Rifled barreled shotguns require sabot style slugs. Both require rifle sights or a scope for reasonable accuracy.
As said previously, full choke shotguns are not recommended for shooting rifled slugs. Most slug guns have an open cylinder bore.
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#7177414 - 05/23/18 07:42 AM Re: Stupid question [Re: brucet]
Flashprism Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
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Loc: Corpus & Dickens
You best use a barrel without any choke, Cylinder or open choke unless it's made for slugs such as rifled


Edited by Flashprism (05/23/18 07:43 AM)

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#7177455 - 05/23/18 08:26 AM Re: Stupid question [Re: brucet]
Choctaw Offline
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Registered: 11/13/04
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The 590 was designed as a combat shotgun so it will definitely shoot slugs. As Pappybear said, foster slugs for smoothbores and sabots for rifled barrels.

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#7178107 - 05/23/18 06:39 PM Re: Stupid question [Re: brucet]
Texas Dan Offline
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For purposes of discussion, anyone able to share the expected range of a Foster slug fired from a smooth bore barrel as compared to a sabot through a rifled barrel? I seem to remember reading that a rifled sabot can easily reach a 100 yard target with plenty of accuracy. Not sure how much drop would result however.
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#7178143 - 05/23/18 07:16 PM Re: Stupid question [Re: brucet]
TXHOGSLAYER Offline
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Registered: 01/12/12
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Loc: Katy, TX
I neck shot a small buck moving at about 60 yards with a smooth bore Mossberg 500 IC barrel.

I am not trying to one up anyone, just giving the info.
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#7178155 - 05/23/18 07:31 PM Re: Stupid question [Re: Texas Dan]
Pappybear Offline
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Registered: 10/21/16
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Loc: Crowell, TX
TD, the benchmark for most smoothbore shotguns with rifled sights or scope is a 3” group at 75 yds.
I have a Remington 870 Deermaster smoothbore that will reliably give me 3” group at 100 yds.using Brenneke 2 3/4” slugs.
Saboted slugs fired from rifled barrels are capable of 3” groups at 150 yds.or more.
Performances from one shotgun barrel to the next in smoothbore s can be very different. The same goes with different manufacturers and sizes of slugs.
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#7178187 - 05/23/18 08:10 PM Re: Stupid question [Re: brucet]
SherpaPhil Offline
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Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 165
Loc: Dallas
I grew up in Illinois, where it is shotgun only for deer. I used a bolt action Marlin with a fully rifled barrel and scope. I never measured groups, but could reliably hit a beer can at 100 yards. I would sight in dead on at 100 and just hold where I wanted to hit out to about 125. Past that, it dropped like a rock. We would play around shooting 200 yard targets, but it was basically artillery calculations.

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