Slugster = Rifled Barrel

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by PeteZaHut, May 10, 2011.

  1. PeteZaHut

    PeteZaHut Member

    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?
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    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.