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Old November 23, 2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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shooting slugs through a gun with a screw in choke

will it hurt to shoot slugs in a single barreled shotgun with a screw in choke? i will be using a improved cylinder choke tube with foster type slugs. will it blow my choke tube out? thanks
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Old November 23, 2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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I do not know what will happen, but I would not do it out of my gun. Seems like there could be a lot of down side verses the up side.
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Old November 23, 2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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No. Foster slugs (aka rifled slugs) are soft hollow lead thimbles with a reduced diameter nose. They are designed to swage down for safe choke passage. Remington and Mossberg have choke tube equipped slug barrels in their line up.
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Old November 23, 2012, 05:07 PM   #4
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I've been shooting slugs out of my Rem-choke equipped Remington 870 with nary a problem. My model is has the rifle sighted barrel and the Rem-choke.
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Old November 23, 2012, 05:41 PM   #5
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The Brennekes are designed to go through a choke.
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Old November 23, 2012, 11:58 PM   #6
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An IC choke tube will do OK with slugs.
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Old November 24, 2012, 02:24 AM   #7
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My UTS-15 uses a screw in choke and I've shot nothing but slugs through it. Haven't had any issues as a result.
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Old November 24, 2012, 10:22 AM   #8
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I shoot slugs through my 20 gauge Mossberg 500 with an IC choke and it shoots great. Just shoot rifled slugs
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Old November 24, 2012, 10:37 AM   #9
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I do not know what will happen, but I would not do it out of my gun. Seems like there could be a lot of down side verses the up side.
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No down side unless he is using a Super Full (turkey) choke. I don't like to use a full choke on slugs but not much danger there either with most guns. The choke actually helps accuracy by centering the slug in the center of the bore making shots more consistent than with a cylinder bore. It and skeet choke are barely any choke at all. Most shooters that think much about it like to use 'M', I use IM with good results.
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Old November 25, 2012, 06:19 PM   #10
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UPDATE!!

well i shot the slugs and the gun is fine, however it shot a foot low at 50yds. it has a 28" barrel and i'm thinking of cutting it down to 18.5 inches. i'm getting a shorter stock too, as the one on it is too long for me. will a shorter stock help me?, or cutting the barrel down? i would like for it to shoot slugs good but if nothing else i'll make a good camp and trapping gun. thanks
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Old November 26, 2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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You should be more than fine, as long as there's not a tight choke.
I shoot 1 1/4 oz Magnum rifled slugs through my Stoegor Condor with no issues, it has removable choke tubes.
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Old January 15, 2013, 03:27 PM   #12
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i tried a rueb shotgun sight halfway down the barrel and it helped as it lets me take part of the barrel and my shots went up. but its made from plastic and it could get moved from a solid hit to it. i have wondered about a barrel mount that would fit just in front of the forarm, then put a small red dot on the mount. do ya'll think that would work? thanks
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