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Old October 8, 2000, 08:26 AM   #1
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Quick qestion for a friend,...... he asked about using "rifled slugs" in a "rifled choke tube".

I thought there might be too much force on the tube, thinking they were designed for sabots.

NOW, .... how about "rifled slugs" in a fully rifled barrel????? Danger or not???? Accuracy difference or not????

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Old October 8, 2000, 08:42 AM   #2
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Forster style slugs and Brennekes,as a loose rule, shoot best from a smoothbore bbl or one with a rifled tube.Sabots shoot best from a full rifled bbl. But the only way to know which brand works best in your shotgun is to bench test.

Lots of old threads about this.
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Old October 9, 2000, 08:39 AM   #3
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I have never tried it, but reports I have read from those who have done it say that shooting rifled slugs in rifled barrels causes HEAVY lead deposits in the rifling.
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Old October 9, 2000, 10:25 PM   #4
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Yup, been there done that. You can fire a couple of boxes (10 rounds) before the accuracy really disappears but then you are in for a nice energenic session with a bore brush trying to scrape the lead out. If you only fire a very few, like in hunting, accuracy is ok and cleaning can be done later at home.
My rule of thumb is plain barrel= foster type slugs. Rifled barrel = sabot's
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