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~ Question on Slugs ~

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Now I know it has been talked about before just can't seem to find that post. My question is correct me if I am wrong but you shoot rifled slugs through a smooth bore barrel and not rifled slugs through a rifled barrel?

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Rifled slugs thru a "cylinder" or "improved cylinder".Sabot slugs thru a "rifled barrel" or "rifled choke tube".

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Sabot slugs thru a "rifled barrel" or "rifled choke tube".
Never shot the Sabot slugs how do they compare to just regular hollow point slugs? I ordered a box for deer season.

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The sabot slug typically uses a "premium" bullet with better results. The long plastic sleeve used to hold the bullet has a lot of bearing surface to engage the rifling giving better accuracy.The regular "foster" type slug is designed to be used through a gun with a choke, the slug is deformed as it passes through the choke. The deformation is not consistent, longer range accuracy may be poor.

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Never shot the Sabot slugs how do they compare to just regular hollow point slugs? I ordered a box for deer season.
I shoot any slug through my smooth barrel they all hit where ever they want but in a okay size group

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I've had good results with the Hornady 300gr SST's (w/sabots) through my rifle-barreled 12ga.

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The Remington BuckHammers have also received great reviews. I set my shotgun up mainly for the purpose of coyote hunting on shotgun-only land near my home but I may use it for deer too. If I can connect with some fur using these Hornadys, I'll be sure to report on how they performed.

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Centerfire rifles are not allowed for deer hunting here in IL, so I've been hunting with slugs since....well forever. A few years ago I started using Lightfield "Lite" sabots. Mainly because I was told they use a softer lead than most other slugs and post mortum inspection has shown me that many slugs tend to punch right through without expansion. So far these have performed very well for me both with quick kills and accuracy wise.

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years ago i saw a rifled choke... havent looked at shotgun stuff in a while. you can shoot rifled slugs through a smoothbore and solids / sabots through a twist. ive shot several moose with 1 oz brenneke "rotweiler" slugs in 12 gauge (smoothbore). at about 150 yards it sounds like a heavyweight boxer punching a nun in the face when they hit.

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...sounds like a heavyweight boxer punching a nun in the face...
:smiley-innocent-halo-yellow: I just about sprayed my computer with the orange juice that I'm drinking when I read that! :roflmao3[1]: :roflmao3[1]: :roflmao3[1]:

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