Will Sabot Slugs hurt my non rifled barrel?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by GlockRenegade, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    Ok so bought a box of Sabot Slugs? 385 gr green projectile. On the back I noticed it says for fully rifled barrels only. If I was to shoot one or two out of my smooth bore mossy 500 tactical, would it hurt it?
     
  2. 308Wins

    308Wins New Member

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    It's definitely not a Mossberg 500...
    But I've got a smooth barrel/double barrel, I've shot rifled slugs, buckshot, and target loads out of it. Never had a problem
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If it is a cylinder bore, probably not but it wont be accurate. Rifled slugs are built nose heavy to make them fly true. Without the rifling the Sabot will probably tumble. The rifled slugs are more accurate in a barrel with an improved cylinder or modified choke. Compressing the rifling through the choke imparts some degree of spin. Cylinder bores were meant for buckshot.
     
  4. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    For longer distances, your accuracy will not be as 'true' as it could be. For home defense, tumbling can be a good thing.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Why would it hurt your gun. The only thing it will hurt is your wallet. Sabot slugs from a smooth bore will be lucky to his a sheet of plywood at 100 yds. A complete waste of $2+ each.
     
  6. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    Thanks guys, great info. And idk why they would hurt it, but it said warning only for rifled barrels so just checking. Thanks again
     
  7. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    NO, but they won`t shoot straight...................