Rifled barrel for Mosberg 500

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by hareebrownbeest, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    Is it worth it? I saw a guy at the range this weekend that had one and he looked like he was having fun with it. He got it with a scope for $160. I never shoot my 500 much and this would be a good excuse to bring it to the range. Any input on this?
     
  2. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    A rifled barrel and some good sabots can extend your range out to 200 yards. Accurately. I'd say it's worth it if you're a hunter. Not sure if I'd get one just to play with at the range though.
     

  3. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    Okay thanks and the rounds are about two bucks a pop right? Pricey:(
     
  4. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    Yup. At least. You can easily spend $10-20 a box for some high end sabots. Hornady SST's and Lightfields are about $11-13 a box and are some of the best out there.
     
  5. 7.62 Man

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    I wish, the ones I use are more like $6.25 per round with shipping.
    But if you only need one five round box to fill your freezer I think it is worth it.:rolleyes:

    I use the REMINGTON PREMIER® CORE-LOKT® ULTRA BONDED SABOT SLUGS flat shooting out to 200 yds easy.
     
  6. Old_Crow

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    I get good results with Winchester XP3 and I have seen the Winchester Dual Bond in action. They both put deer down on the spot. The XP3 is a rifle bullet wrapped in a sabot, Dual bond is a more traditional slug in a sabot. To be honest for shots under 100 yards the plain ole rifled slugs work just fine. The rifling in the Mossberg barrel spins a Winchester slug in the same direction as the rifling on the slug. I don't know about other brands of rifled slugs.
     
  7. dwmiller

    dwmiller Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Wow prices like that are why i started reloading.
    With a lee slug mold($23) i can turn out slugs for about .25 each finished. Something to think about if you shoot more than a box or two a year.
    Also the slug makes a great home defense round. Pentration is on the high side , but that only hurts those you shoot at.
     
  8. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    You cast and reload sabots? :confused:
     
  9. dwmiller

    dwmiller Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, along with other more typical types of slugs.
    http://www.ballisticproducts.com/load10-23-08.htm
    If you want to know more about the process. This load throws a 500 grain 50 Caliber pistol bullet(or cast bullet) at 2250 FPS, and uses a plastic sabot.
    All the lee slugs are technicallty sabots in that they use a trap wad to protect the barrel from the slug. I have reloaded Brenneke style slugs a few times and was disapointed with accuracy, probably due to barrel fit issues.
    http://www.ballisticproducts.com/Slug-Loading-Manual-3rd-edition/productinfo/00MSLUG/
    Is the manual if you are interested in the process. The company sells all the components :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012