View Full Version : Can I shoot slugs through removable choke tubes?

September 3, 2009, 07:23 PM
I have a Winchester model 1300 XTR 12 ga. and a Winchester Ranger 120 20 Ga. both with removable choke tubes. Is it safe and ok for the gun to shoot slugs through these guns?

September 3, 2009, 07:37 PM
Yes but no tighter than Modified. Also, don't try it without any choke at all. It will damage the threads.

Lee Lapin
September 3, 2009, 08:39 PM
I have in the past, and still do. No problems with properly installed tubes... not too tight tubes tho, about MOD is as tight as I'd go.


September 4, 2009, 07:29 AM
I think you are safe with a factory "full" but accuracy may suffer. Safest thing to do is contact the gun/choke company and ask the "tech" dept.

September 4, 2009, 09:09 AM
The idiot proof choke to use for slugs is IC.

September 4, 2009, 09:17 AM
It's telling that most factory smoothbore slug guns are either Cyl or IC. Either fixed choke or in the removable choke that is shipped with the gun. I expect some testing was done there for accuracy.

I use IC in my 870's and 11-87. I have a Mossberg Cyl slug barrel that I rarely use. I have shot them through Modified and Full chokes with no damage, but that's about as much as I can say for the experience. Best accuracy I've had was with IC.

September 4, 2009, 01:19 PM
Yes, you can. I'd shoot both IC and Modified to test for accuracy differences with your chosen load.

September 5, 2009, 03:10 AM
I have before through my Skeet choke and all ended well.

September 5, 2009, 07:48 AM
Thank You! To everyone for your replies. The information is just what I was looking for. Stay Safe!!

September 5, 2009, 09:39 AM
Greetings, Kayscin, and welcome aboard.
It's nice to see a new member who's prime concern is safety.