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Old May 15, 2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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Slugs through a MOD choke?

I've got a new little smooth-bored single-shot H&H Pardner 12 gauge with a fixed MOD choke. Some on this site have told me it's okay to put regular slugs (not Salbot slugs) through this gun, being that regular slugs are made of very soft lead. My local gun-smith told me I'd ruin my barrel- and possibly my face. So which is it? Can I put regular slugs through this gun or not.
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Old May 15, 2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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If you mean a "rifled" slug like Brenneke then yes you can. Check out Brenneke web site. It is not a problem and will work well.
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Old May 15, 2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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Rifled slugs, in common terminology, are the older Forster ( Usually misspelled Foster) style.

Brenekkes are solid chunks of lead with a separate wad permanently attached.

Forster style slugs are capable of squeezing down considerably and can be shot through most any shotgun and choke.

Brenekkes should NOT be fired through some older double guns but many are safe with them.

Your H&R should be fine with Rifled slugs but they do kick a good bit.
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Old May 15, 2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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Every 12 gauge I've had was the most accurate with the plain vanilla, so called rifled slugs, through a modified smooth bore barrel.
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Old May 15, 2011, 04:37 PM   #5
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I shot rifled slugs through my Benelli monte once, it leaded up insanely bad. My other benelli nova and Remington 870 have no trouble.
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Old May 15, 2011, 05:57 PM   #6
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the older Forster ( Usually misspelled Foster) style
The rifled slug of that type was invented by Karl Foster in 1931, introduced by Winchester in 1936.
(Brenneke invented the rifled slug that bears his name in the late 19th Century.)

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Old May 15, 2011, 11:47 PM   #7
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Sure, you can shoot them. Be forewarned, you had better not be recoil sensitive at all. a slug through a single shot H&R is gonna KICK.
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Old May 16, 2011, 06:06 PM   #8
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