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Old September 8, 2004, 10:37 AM   #1
Benelli Nova
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Slug question

Hi all! I´am new to this forum, and shotguns.

I have read some threads about slugs/brenneke and have a question...

Is there no worries at all to shot slugs in a smooth bore barrel with a "Improved Cylinder" choke?

(Benelli is recomending "Cylinder" choke for slugs, so that made me wonder...)
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Old September 8, 2004, 10:53 AM   #2
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Improved cylinder should work fine ,though I wouldn't try any tighter choke.Remember also that you must always use a choke on your gun , otherwise you will damage the threads in the barrel!! When you use shot the type of choke [modified etc] is only a guide. ALWAYS pattern your ammo.Use a large piece of paper with a 30" circle to check how many pellets fall in the circle and if the pattern is unifrom.
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Old September 8, 2004, 11:08 AM   #3
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Old September 8, 2004, 12:32 PM   #4
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Be sure you use rifled slugs, and not saboted slugs. The latter require a rifled bore.
I am Pro-Rights (on gun issues).
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Old September 8, 2004, 07:26 PM   #5
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I wouldn't get too worried about the choke. I've run the non-saboted slugs through Full choke barrels with no problems. Best accuuracy is with the more open chokes though (generally).

Scattergun Tech used to put Modified chokes in their 870 conversions.
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