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Old August 8, 2009, 01:49 AM   #1
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slug weight

which is heavier a sabot slug or a riffled slug,also can you shoot a non riffled slug out of a smooth bore.
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Old August 8, 2009, 01:51 AM   #2
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I'm going to assume we're talking about 12 ga...........

Rifled (Foster/Brenneke) slugs go somewhere in the neighborhood of an ounce, give or take. Roughly 400 grains (edited, was half blind from lack of sleep when I posted that )..........

Sabot slugs go somewhere in the neighborhood of 350-400 grains IIRC.

Sabot slugs for rifled barrels, Rifled (Foster/Brenneke) for smoothbore.
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Old August 8, 2009, 03:37 PM   #3
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A one ounce slug, the most common weight for smoothbore slugs, weighs 437.5 Grains.

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Old August 8, 2009, 03:48 PM   #4
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Yeah, I'm not sure how I ended up with 700 when I meant to post 400. I was apparently a little loopy at near 3 am.
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Old August 8, 2009, 04:05 PM   #5
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To answer the OP's question. The rifled (Forster) type slugs tend to weigh more than the Sabot type. Some of the slugs will weigh as much as 1 3/8 oz or about 600 gr.
Lighter slugs also mean you can get more velocity.
Yes you CAN shoot sabot slugs through a smooth bore. The problem will be that you may not/probably won't get any accuracy and most likely tumbling soon after exit of the barrel.
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Old August 9, 2009, 01:43 PM   #6
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Thank you

thank you RUGER 4570 THAT DOES IT
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