View Full Version : just to claify slug question

Katrina Guy
December 14, 2008, 12:25 PM
Foster type slugs are for smooth barrels and Sabot slugs are for rifled barrels correct?
Can one shoot a rifled slug, a Sabot type, out of a smooth bore barrel?
Do the different ammo mfgs indicate on the box whether the slug is a Foster type or a Sabot type?
I'd like to get some slugs for my Persuader in a just in case situation.

December 14, 2008, 12:32 PM
The price is a significant indicator... I pay like 3-5 bucks for 5 foster slugs but 5 sabot's will be like 8 bucks on clearance sale...
If you can view the open box as cheap shells most often aren't a sealed box a foster is a BLOB that fills the diameter of the shell but a sabot will look much smaller and/or very pointed...
type one
type 2

December 14, 2008, 12:34 PM
One more point... you CAN fire the $abot$ thru a smooth bore but accuracy will not be made ideal as the rifled slug barrel spins the plastic sabot thus imparting the spin on the slug/bullet and it also helps the plastic seperate immediately so as not to impart excessive drag...

December 14, 2008, 12:36 PM
Typically, the slug box will give the preferred bore type, with an also works in the other. A sabot in a smooth bore works but is $$$ ill spent.

December 14, 2008, 12:36 PM
1. Yes, generally.
2. Yes, but less than ideal and more costly.
3. Yes, but I normally see the words, "rifled slug", instead of "Foster". Both of these slug names are considered synonymous and the slugs are "rifled" (there are groves on the side of the slug).

December 14, 2008, 12:40 PM
You CAN shoot the expen$ive $abots out of your $moothbore, but the accuracy will $uffer. My A5 likes the Federal F127R$ fo$ters, but the Truball may work a$ well. Each gun ha$ it'$ preference$, and only trial and error will tell you what it like$.

Katrina Guy
December 14, 2008, 12:46 PM
Just thought I'd pick up a few boxes of five to a box, just to have. So I am correct in the non rifled type also called a Foster type is the type of slug to ideally get for a smooth bore Mossberg Persuader. I thought so but wasn't absolutely sure.

December 14, 2008, 12:49 PM
For under 10 bucks you can get a 15 count of winchester from walmart and fire 5 to see how you are for POA/POI...

Katrina Guy
December 14, 2008, 12:52 PM
pick up some and head for the woods with a staple gun and some paper plates.

December 14, 2008, 03:03 PM
the Brenneke slug, its a lead slug with rifling to fit the smoothbore and a wad attached to base with wood screw. A longer length slug than the Foster, but has the weight forward design of the Foster.

Very accurate from my m97 & m37.