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Old April 15, 2000, 07:06 PM   #1
Wild Billy
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I bought a box of Remington "Copper Solid" hollow point sabot slugs.
There is a warning on the box saying that the ammo is designed for use in fully rifled barrels or rifled choke tubes only.
I have a Mossberg 590.
I suppose I can fire those sabots in my gun...or not ?
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Old April 15, 2000, 07:20 PM   #2
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You can fire them, but don't expect any accuracy. they need to be fired from rifled barrels to stabilize properly.

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Old April 15, 2000, 08:10 PM   #3
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As a LOOSE rule, Bill, sabots work best in rifled bbls, and not so well in rifled chokes and smoothbores.

Also, noted during some herd control hunts on Md's Eastern Shore, the sabots are wonderfully accurate(in some guns), but blood trails were longer and skimpier. This wasn't all that important to us, but folks on crowded public lands where shooting a deer turns into a foot race sometimes might want to take note.
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