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smooth bore slugs.

From your experience, what slugs or sabots work best out of a smooth bore?

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Re: smooth bore slugs.

I have about 25 of 3 or 4 different kinds
they all shoot a bit different
depends which ones your gun likes

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Re: smooth bore slugs.

i shoot brenneke KO's out of my smoothbore gun. devastating, to say the least. and if im driving nasty stuff, i will shoot cheap sluggers.

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Re: smooth bore slugs.

what type of range/group are you talking. I cant seem to get inside 8" with a rifled choke...so Im trying a completely smooth bore barrel now. But id rather not go through $75 in ammo again. This is not for monday by the way. haha.

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Re: smooth bore slugs.

I would loose the rifled choke if I were you. I would just use the mod or improved cylinder that you have.

From my very limite field trials sluggers should do ya fine in woods ranges (up to 50 yards at most). After that you will need to experiment some.

Both my slug barrels are rifled. Kinda wish my barrel with open sights had a smooth bore as it would fill the need I have for an open sighted shotgun. I will have to shoot high $$$$ sabots from it.

Hate to say it but you will have to burn some powder out the big guy to know. I'm guessing you already knew that?

The biggest thing is the type of sights on your gun. I started hunting with a smoothbore with a bead sight. Dad wouldn't even let me see where it would shoot as he said it didn't matter with my setup. As much as I love my dad he was wrong.

Nothing wrong with sights you clip on the vent rib shooting slugs. will work fine at woods ranges.

I would buy several different brands to start out with. All I can say about that is to go to a place that sells them, and buy a few boxes.

BTW, my brother shot a nice 8 point in self defence with my original setup with sluggers in a 20 gauge. That's a funny story for a different post though.

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Re: smooth bore slugs.

brenneke KO 3inch mags, best slug on the market, for smooth and rifled barrels and no track job required.

also Id like to add cheap slugs will do the job also, my brother and I have both harvested deer with one shot with cheap federals and remingtons in 20 gauges.
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Re: smooth bore slugs.

I concur with the Brenneke's. I use the 3" Black Magic Magnums in my 870.
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Re: smooth bore slugs.

The black magic mags 3" Seem to be the ticket out of my gun. I shoot several magnum rifles on a frequent basis, and this was the only thing in my adult life that scoped me! Poor eye relief on the cheep scope combined with a spring inside the pistol grip stock set me up for it. haha

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Re: smooth bore slugs.

A buddy of mine shoots 2 3/4" high brass Winchester Super X rifled slugs (I think) outta his smoothbore 870. With the slugs he uses he can almost put 3 shots through the same hole at 100 yards.

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Re: smooth bore slugs.

Keystone Killer, if you don't mind me asking can you put a fully rifled slug barrel on your shotgun or is there a reason you don't wish to? It would seem to be a solution. That way you could go with either the sabots or the full bore slugs designed for the fully rifled barrels. Either way it tends to be somewhat of a trial and error shot them until you find which your particular barrel, smoothbore or rifled, likes best. All the best hoping you find what you’re looking for.
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