Shotgun Slugs

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by SHAMUSPI, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. SHAMUSPI

    SHAMUSPI New Member

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    For firing slugs in an unrifled (smoothbore) barrel, what do I look for in a purchase of a box of ammo? I just picked up my first semi-auto, an 8-shot Mossberg 930 SPX, which will only see buckshot - other than slugs.
     
  2. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    Foster style slugs out of a smooth bore is relatively accurate.
     

  3. SHAMUSPI

    SHAMUSPI New Member

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    How do I identify a "foster style" on the box?
     
  4. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If it says "sabot" anywhere on the box, avoid it. Those are for rifled barrels.

    Rifled slugs are for non-rifled barrels (smoothbore).

    If you look and the end of the loaded round and see unjacketed lead, either round nosed or hollow pointed, you should be good to go. If you see something that looks copper plated or jacketed, you are probably looking at a sabot slug that will not shoot accurately out of a smoothbore beyond about 10-15 yards.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Rule of thumb- either the bore or the slug should be rifled. Not both. Not neither.