slugs

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by bs1984, May 14, 2012.

  1. bs1984

    bs1984 New Member

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    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
     
  2. rickyp8888

    rickyp8888 New Member

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    just get rifled slugs I used to do it all the time not really anything to mess up
     

  3. bs1984

    bs1984 New Member

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    Is there a certain choke I should use my shotgun came with a full. Improved cylinder. And modified
     
  4. rickyp8888

    rickyp8888 New Member

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    that I wouldnt know the gun I had wasnt choked
     
  5. Retaks

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    Use the imp cyl choke. Rifled slugs will work fine.
     
  6. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Use modified or larger I have always had the most luck out of a modified
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Straight cylinder is best, improved modified and modified are good.

    I am personally, a little chary about shooting them through a full choke.
     
  8. akers06

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    What makes you say cylinder is best???how is it better than modified or improved cylinder....I have tried all three and have had the best luck with a modified choke. You can't say in is better than the other its what shoots best in your gun
     
  9. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Straight cylinder is no choke at all. That gives the lowest pressures. It's also the best for heavy buckshot patterns. That's why military and law enforcement use them exclusively.
     
  10. akers06

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    Well if your gun is threaded for choke tubes you cant shoot it with no choke ....you can shoot a cylinder choke but it is still constricted some you are wrong to say it will give the best patterns bc every gun shoots different
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Spent my working life in law enforcement. 15 years as a firearms instructor.

    That's what we used, and it worked well for us.:)

    My Benelli M-2 is threaded for choke tubes. Haven't used one yet.
     
  12. akers06

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    Well I guarantee that you won't be able to thread a tube back in it bc u have already messed your threads up in the end of your barrel.....that might have been what u guys used but did you ever try shooting slugs at 100 yards with different chokes??? I'm guessing you didn't
     
  13. oli700

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    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. [​IMG]

    Take away the wad/column and it is a rifled foster
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    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.
     
  14. akers06

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    That's good info brother
     
  15. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My barrel is just fine. I can't imagine any reason that I would ever need, or want, to install a choke in an M-2.

    Slugs at 100 yards? Why?

    We carried rifles for ranges past 50 yards.
     
  16. akers06

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    Well I live in Ohio and it is illegal to deer hunt with a rifle so were stuck with slug guns or muzzleloaders so thats why shotguns at 100 yards .....have you tried to thread a tube in your barrel???
     
  17. locutus

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    Why would I?

    A choke would be utterly useless in a defensive weapon like the M-2.

    BTW, the owner's manual states that it can be used with or without the supplied choke tubes. Inasmuch as the tubes are useless, I fail to understand why the tubes were even supplied with the weapon.
     
  18. oli700

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    I shoot foster slugs at 12" gongs 200 yards out, with a 20" Vang Comp Mossberg 500 smooth bore for no more reason than to do it and its fun....
     
  19. akers06

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    Just because it is a tactical shotgun it can still be used for other things sa hunting or shooting Clays but its your gun do with it what you want but I promise you if you have shot it without a tube you have ruined it from having a tube screwed back in it ask anybody on this forum that knows about shotguns and they will agree with me
     
  20. oli700

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    Because some ammo performs better with some chokes, even defensive ammo and slugs not always but sometimes so the option is nice. I don’t really see how a lead slug is going to ruin steel treads........might fill them with lead but that can be cleaned out.......now if you shoot steel shot, that will ruin the threads even through the wad with repeated use.