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rifled slugs

I just bought some remington jackhammer managed recoil shells for my son to shot out of my slug gun but now someone told me that you shouldn't shot rifled slugs out of a gun with a rifled barrel is that true and what would happen if you do
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Re: rifled slugs

lead slugs tend to fowl the rifleing in a rifled barrel

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Re: rifled slugs

That is true-I talked to the staff at Gander Mtn. this week and asked them that exact question. They stated that you use sabots in a rifled barrel and rifled slugs in a smooth barrel.

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Re: rifled slugs

not really true, you can shoot brenneke green lightning out of a rifled barrel with very little fouling and good accuracy.

they have a protective coating on them


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Re: rifled slugs

While it is true that you need to use a rifled barrel for sabot slugs, it is also true that you can use "rifled" slugs, aka Foster slugs, in a rifled barrel. Yes, you will have some leading to deal with, but the Foster slug was originally intended to be used with rifled barrels. A rifled slug in a rifled barrel will be more accurate than using that slug in a smooth bore.

Here is an article on the subject with test results. http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot46.htm

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