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Old June 1, 2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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mossberg 500

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?
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Old June 1, 2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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is this for slugs?
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Yes.
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do they make pointed slugs?
Yes, they make all kinds including sabot slugs.

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what is the kill distance?
At least 100m, but much longer shots are doable with a good optic.

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for non-hunters is a rifled barrel a need?
Probably not, but they are fun
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Old June 1, 2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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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.
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Old June 2, 2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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you guys are great as far as information goes i now understand thx for the lesson!!
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Old June 2, 2012, 10:37 AM   #5
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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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