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shtogun question, .410/rifled slugs

I have a smooth bore single shot .410, with a screw in choke. I would like to possibly at some point have my son take it out hunting for deer. All shots will be less than 50 yards. I have never shot slugs from a shotgun before. I went to the store and all they have are remington .410 rifled slugs, is it okay to shoot these in a smooth bore shotgun? Also would I leave the choke in or take it out? Sorry if this seems silly but I always like to err on the side of caution and I am unfamiliar with slugs in shotguns. I appreciate your info and help, thanks guys.

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Re: shtogun question, .410/rifled slugs

never shoot a gun WITHOUT the removable choke installed.
you will ruin the threads inside the barrel.
look for a choke tube for slugs that will fit the gun.
then you need to try several types of ammo to see which the gun/choke shoot the best.

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Re: shtogun question, .410/rifled slugs

Try the newer 3" slugs from Federal, Winchester, and Brenneke. They seem to pack a lot more wallop than the old 2 1/2".
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Re: shtogun question, .410/rifled slugs

so it's okay to shoot the rifled slugs in the smoothbore just make sure we keep the choke in? Also are the newer slugs more accurate, more knockdown power or both? Thanks guys I appreciate the help.

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Re: shtogun question, .410/rifled slugs

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so it's okay to shoot the rifled slugs in the smoothbore just make sure we keep the choke in? Also are the newer slugs more accurate, more knockdown power or both? Thanks guys I appreciate the help.

Yes, yes, and yes. The newer slugs have more knockdown power because you can get them in 3" versus the old 2 1/2" variety.
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Re: shtogun question, .410/rifled slugs

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so it's okay to shoot the rifled slugs in the smoothbore just make sure we keep the choke in?
If you have more than one choke tube you may want to use the more open choke. Usually the open choke shoots better than tighter chokes.
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Re: shtogun question, .410/rifled slugs

also make sure they are true rifled slugs not the newer stlye sabots.

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Re: shtogun question, .410/rifled slugs

thank you all very much.

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