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Old 10-31-2007, 04:54 PM   #1
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Are there barrels made specifically for slugs? Why? Also, are there shotguns that have one barrel for slugs and one for regular ammunition? Is the kick alot more if you fire those both at the same time?

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Old 11-01-2007, 12:46 AM   #2
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Slug barrels are rifled just like pistol and rifle barrels. These are made for the high tech slugs you have out now that use a Sabot and either a pistol bullet or a MZL bullet or another kind of projectile.

I noticed that recoil with slugs is a bit more. Most slugs in the 2 3/4" run around 1600fps. Remington has some that are only 1200 fps they are called manged recoil offering 40% less recoil.

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Yes some you can buy that way or you can buy aftermarket slug barrels for most popular pump action and some semi-auto shotguns. The guns that use the Inertia recoil system (Benellie and Stoger) can handle slug ammo better than gas operated (Beretta A391 and Rem 1100) ones, I hear.
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cpttango hit it pretty good there.

I have 3 barrels for my shotgun. One is my slug barrel, one my ribbed bird barrel, and one the short defense barrel.

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Are there barrels made specifically for slugs? Why? Also, are there shotguns that have one barrel for slugs and one for regular ammunition? Is the kick alot more if you fire those both at the same time?
There are two types of slug barrels one is rifled and one is what they call a smooth bore, when I was a kid there was only smooth bore (without rifleing) and these guns shot the standard 1 oz. lead slug and were good for around 70 yards, 85 yards was a hail marry, today with rifled barrels you can shoot higher quality ammo much greater distances twice as far as the old school stuff, I will say this I have a youth modle 870 express magnum in 20 gauge that is a smooth bore that will print all over a paper plate at 100 yards pretty good for old school, I use it to this day casue it is so little and light it is a pleasure to hunt with, as far as letting loose of both barrels at the same time, those were really old guns that you were able to do that with, they used much less powerful rounds I think they were 2 inch or 2 1/2 cant remember, todays ammo would set you on your can real fast, I would not want to drop the hammer on two rounds of 3 1/2 Nitro turkey load, one is about all the punishment I care to endure, on that same note I should mention that if you were to use todays ammo in one of these old guns there is a good chance you could be severly hurt or killed as they are more than likly to explode in your face, They were not built for that kind of pressure!!!
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