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Old 03-02-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default Can I shoot slugs in these barrels?

i have a older 500 12 guage mossberg pump i have 2 barrels one barrel is a 2 3/4 26 inch Imp cylinder skeet, other is a 30 inch full choke both smooth barrels in the inside my question is can i shoot slugs threw these? and wich is better slug barrel?



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Call Mossberg. Number on Mossberg website. They are very helpful. Go to the source when dealing with older weapons. I honestly think you can, but there is no rifling. This will make it not as accurate as say a Remington Deer Shotgun, which should only use slugs to not ruin the rifling. I have used slugs in my Mossberg 590 Mariner. I have taken down some huge boar with slugs at an accurate 30 to 40 meter shots with no problem.



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i have a older 500 12 guage mossberg pump i have 2 barrels one barrel is a 2 3/4 26 inch Imp cylinder skeet, other is a 30 inch full choke both smooth barrels in the inside my question is can i shoot slugs threw these? and wich is better slug barrel?
The imp. cyl. would be the better of the two, using rifled slugs.
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As Gator advised, the best choice for slugs would be the Imp. Cylinder! They will shoot slugs very well! I have a Remington 870 that will hit a Clay Target every time at 50 yards. So your Mossberg 500 should do the same also being a good quality shotgun. My first Duck and Goose Gun was a 500 12 Ga. Mag. Mossberg which was a fine gun! It is still in the family my nephew has it!

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Usually it is recommended to use no tighter choke than modified for slug use. And that would be for rifled slugs and not Sabot types. So, Cylinder, Improved cylinder, and modified. Not saying that it can't be done in others, just ther recommendations I have heard, and I have never pushed them through anything tighter than improved cylinder.

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or would it be better to get a rifeld slug barrel for it?

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or would it be better to get a rifeld slug barrel for it?
A rifled barrel would be the most accurate if you bought one. But I'd at least try a rifled slug in your ic barrel and see how accurate it is at a distance you'd be happy with.. Go from there.
I shoot rifled slugs from mine out of a smooth bore barrel for deer hunting at my property and they are quite accurate at 50 yards. Never really tried farther due to my yard being so thick with brush..
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Definately the IC barrel. The full choke will likely give less than satisfactory results.

As far as shot (bird or buck) through a rifled barrel? How on earth will this damage the rifling?

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thanks i was just curious as am goin to practic with it for deer huntin next year slugs are cheap cheap so should i just get rifel slugs/ sabot slugs are for rifel barrel correct?

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thanks i was just curious as am goin to practic with it for deer huntin next year slugs are cheap cheap so should i just get rifel slugs/ sabot slugs are for rifel barrel correct?
Right rifled slugs are for smooth barrels & sabots are only for rifled barrels.
But if you need any more distance from your gun than 50 to 75 yds go pick up a rifled slug barrel. With the right ammo in a slug barrel you can easily take deer at 200yds. I know because this is the combination I use.


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