Is there any reason you could not supress a slug shotgun?


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VirgilCaine
January 29, 2006, 02:14 PM
That is, a shotgun set up with rifle sights, to fire slugs only?

Yes, it's a silly thing to do.

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rero360
January 29, 2006, 02:24 PM
you know I was just thinking about this the other day, I don't think it would work with saboted rounds and with rifled slugs I think there would be to much gas leakage through the rifling on the slug. that said it might work, but I feel that it probably wouldn't.

Taurus 66
January 29, 2006, 02:25 PM
Oops My Bad! I overlooked tying the title in with what the author is asking. Sorry for the confuciousism.

When you say "suppress", are you talking about a "sliencer" for reducing noise, or something to reduce recoil?

Rem700SD
January 29, 2006, 02:29 PM
Off the top of my head, any wadding could/will stick in the baffle stack. I'm not sure on the pressure factor, either. Any can is going to have to be pretty large/heavy to contain the blast, and it would be a challenge to suppress something with a bore size that large.
What HAS been done, however, is to get a very long (backbored?) aluminum bbl assembly for the shotgun, say an extra six feet or so. It's aluminum, so it's not unmanagable.
I saw this in an American Hunter not too long ago. Ypu might try to research it.

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