View Full Version : Rilfed Slugs for smooth bore 870???

May 4, 2005, 11:02 PM
OK, I know that this has been covered a zillion times...Just got 10 boxes of Winchester Rifled slugs for my smooth bore Rem 870. Now from what I understand, this is exactly as it should be correct?


May 4, 2005, 11:39 PM
Larry: If your slugs are the lead type with rifling on the slug, then you have the right ones. The sabot type generally do not work well at all in a smooth bore, I suppose there might be exceptions, but the sabot type are meant to be used in rifled barrels only if you want any accuracy. I have tried sadots in smoth bores and a lot of the time they go through the target at various angles of keyholeing. Lead rifled slugs seem to work just as poorly in a rifled barrel gun. I have seen some of the wasp waisted type shoot fairly well in a smooth bore at times. Good shootin'

May 5, 2005, 04:01 AM
I would suggest using a Modified Cylinder choke with your slugs as the slight constriction will help stablize the projectile. :D

Death from Afar
May 5, 2005, 03:06 PM
I made the mistake of testing the winchester slugs with my 870 off the bench . WIth the Cylinder bore, they "grouped" about 2 inches at 50 metres, and that was with a bead front sight. Painful to fire off the bench mind you.