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Old January 4, 2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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New to shotguns

OK, not going to ask the Ford or Chevy question. Mine is, can I shoot a deer slug through a non rifled barrel? If so, will there be any problems with regular shells afterwards?
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Old January 4, 2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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nope rifled slugs are made to be shot through smoothbore barrels
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Old January 4, 2012, 09:52 PM   #3
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Re read your post. Are you saying deer slugs are OK?
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Old January 4, 2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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Sabot slugs are for rifled barrels, regular ones for smoothbores
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Old January 4, 2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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OK, I think I got it now. Deer slugs in a smooth bore, are good to go.
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Old January 4, 2012, 11:32 PM   #6
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It's simple; if the slug is rifled shoot it through a smooth bore, if the slug is not rifled shoot it through a rifled barrel.

A picture is worth a thousand words:
Shoot through rifled barrel:


Shoot through smooth-bore barrel:


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Old January 5, 2012, 08:45 AM   #7
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Yep, previous poster says with pictures what you can also say with words - ONLY one set of rifling EITHER on the bore or the slug.
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