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curious
August 12, 2000, 07:15 AM
Can sabot slugs be fired in a non rifled barrel? Can regular slugs I call pumpkin balls be fired in a rifled barrel?

thanks
Curious

Oleg Volk
August 12, 2000, 04:22 PM
Yes on both. I am not sure you'd get good accuracy though.

Dave McC
August 12, 2000, 07:39 PM
As a loose rule, sabots work best in fully rifled bbls, standard slugs and Brennekes in smothbores and rifled tubes.

curious
August 13, 2000, 06:58 AM
Is it totally safe tp fire sabots in a smoothe barrel or must some kind of care be exercised. I heard stories about the wads or liners staying in the barrel. My gun does pretty well at 30yds with slugs (haven't had a chance to try farther).
thanks
curious

Dave McC
August 13, 2000, 07:22 AM
I'd be inclined to do it only in modern guns with fairly open chokes, if at all.

If your choke runs Modified or less, go ahead....