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Old 05-10-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default Slugster = Rifled Barrel

Does a slugster just mean that it has a rifled barrel? Can a rifled barrel shoot anything other than slugs? If so, what is the point of a smooth barrel?



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Old 05-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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If you fire shot loads through a rifled shotgun barrel, the shot piston is gripped by the rifling, and spun. Upon leaving the barrel, the shot pattern is thrown outwards by centrifugal force, resulting in an almost circular very open pattern- with a hole in the middle. For a visual, look at a donut. The slugster designation USUALLY means a rifled barrel, and rifle type sights, intended for use with sabot type slugs, not rifled slugs.

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