Originally Posted by bs1984
Can u shoot slugs outta a smooth bored barrel if so is there a certain kind I have seen a slug barrel for my new shotgun but I was just wondering
This applies only to factory loads and not Lee or Lyman cast slugs.
Sabot : designed for rifled shotgun barrel. Can be shot through a Cylinder (no choke) smooth bore, do not shoot through a choked barrel of any sort. Reason is the sabot is solid and will not swag down to the size of a choke. Another reason is poor accuracy, it is killing accurate to an extent but the sabot will key hole….or tumble in flight.
Rifled foster slug: foster refers to the hollow base. The hollow base expands from the pressure of the discharge sealing the skirt to the bore. The “rifling” is not for anything other than providing a crumple zone, if you will ,for the slug to fit through various chokes and can be used up to Full choke. The rifling does not impart spin on the slug. Designed for smooth bore and can be shot through a rifled barrel with ok accuracy but not as good as a sabot.
Brenneke style:. It is basically an improved foster. The Wad, or shot column stays with the slug through penetration. This offers some advantages in flight stability and extra mass for energy and penetration on the target. This is where you need to pay attention to labeling as some Brenneke brand slugs can be sabots and will be labeled as so.
This is not a Brenneke brand slug but it is a Brenneke style.
Take away the wad/column and it is a rifled foster
The kind of ammo your shotgun likes is going to very from others. The best you can do is buy a couple 5 round boxes and see which of them shoots best from your particular barrel with your particular choke.