Separate slug barrel worth it?


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Babarsac
March 13, 2013, 10:42 AM
I've been looking at a used Remington 1100 ($320) and for an extra $100 the seller will include a dedicated rifled slug barrel. I realize there are certain types of slugs you can shoot out of a smooth-bore, but does a rifled barrel offer any additional accuracy?

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lber1568
March 13, 2013, 10:52 AM
The 1 oz slugs fired from rifled barrels are much more accurate as distance increases. A slug in smooth barrel will start dropping at about 30 yards. Rifled barrel is better out to about 45 yards.

Hunterdad
March 13, 2013, 11:22 AM
Much more accurate at farther ranges as long as you find a slug the barrel likes.

Its well worth it if you hunt areas where a shot over ~50 yards presents itself.

jaguarxk120
March 13, 2013, 11:50 AM
By using the newer sabot style slugs you can expect 2-4 inch groups at 100 yds. and a rifled barrel.

LeonCarr
March 13, 2013, 03:40 PM
Factory Remington Fully Rifled 1100 Barrels cost about twice as much as that guy is asking for the fully rifled barrel.

Even with slugs designed for smoothbores, IME their accuracy increases when fired through a fully rifled barrel. With a Sabot Slug the barrel likes the results can be downright spooky, some groups right around two inches or so at 100 yards.

Do it.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

G'dale Mike
March 13, 2013, 11:20 PM
Sounds like a deal. I had that same set up one time and the sabots were crazy accurate at 100 yds.

kbbailey
March 13, 2013, 11:37 PM
yea, you had best take that rifled barrel IMHO

243winxb
March 14, 2013, 07:54 PM
A fully rifled barrel with a cantilever scope mount is very accurate.

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