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scottd913
June 1, 2012, 01:09 PM
i have been researching ways to trick out my 500 i found a rifled barrel could some of you knowledgeable people tell me why i would want or need this?

why a rifled barrel for a shot gun?

is this for slugs?

do they make pointed slugs?

what is the kill distance?

for non-hunters is a rifled barrel a need?

plouffedaddy
June 1, 2012, 01:24 PM
is this for slugs?\

Yes.

do they make pointed slugs?

Yes, they make all kinds including sabot slugs.

what is the kill distance?

At least 100m, but much longer shots are doable with a good optic.

for non-hunters is a rifled barrel a need?

Probably not, but they are fun :D

TheKlawMan
June 1, 2012, 02:27 PM
A rifled shotgun barrel is for slugs. A smooth barrel can be used for shot or rifled slugs. Rifled slugs are not for rifled shotgun barrels.

scottd913
June 2, 2012, 10:22 AM
you guys are great as far as information goes i now understand thx for the lesson!!

PetahW
June 2, 2012, 10:37 AM
FYI, some jurisdictions, particularly in the Northeast & some states abutting the lower Great Lakes, hunting laws prohibit the use of centerfire rifles, but allow muzzleloader/blackpowder rifles and shotguns - for which rifled barrels were developed, mostly for deer hunting.

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