20 Ga slug question


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blarby
March 22, 2013, 09:39 PM
Ok, this one is a quickie, but I can't find the answer for the life of me, so here goes.


20 ga slugs- I have the option of picking up the lyman sabot style slug mould on the cheap.

Buuuuuuuuuuuut, I don't have a rifled bbl to use 'em in.

I've heard and read that its possible to use these in a smoothbore, without the drama that comes with using a factory sabot in a smoothbore.


Do these lyman sabot slugs still have the weight forward, like a shuttlecock- so they'd work like a foster slug, or ???????

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Certaindeaf
March 22, 2013, 09:54 PM
That is a shuttlecock style and should fly true out of a smoothbore.

kyhunter
March 22, 2013, 09:55 PM
does the slug mold leave a hollow base? if so the weight would be forward. If it just casts a solid round nose or hollow point flat base then no. Ive never seen the mold so i dont know. You can shoot standard not foster slugs in a smoothore but itll "pattern" quite badly out very far.

Certaindeaf
March 22, 2013, 10:25 PM
I really should have said what model is it yada. If it's a sabot, it may well not be a shuttlecock style. sorry

blarby
March 22, 2013, 10:35 PM
The lyman slug basically looks like a humongous airgun pellet.

http://www.texasgunworks.com/Lyman-Mould-for-20-Gauge-Hollow-Base-Sabot-Slug-2654120.htm

Certaindeaf
March 22, 2013, 10:38 PM
Then you're good.. no rifling required.

rcmodel
March 23, 2013, 12:07 PM
The round nose Lyman slugs are full bore diameter and do not require a rifled barrel.

The wasp-waste sabot slug is under bore diameter to be used inside a plastic shot cup.
And do not requre a rifled barrel either.

http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/bullet-casting/select-mould-shotgun.php

rc

blarby
March 23, 2013, 12:21 PM
Thank you everyone !

RC always has the links !

Walkies- we'll call this one "asked and answered"

Walkalong
March 23, 2013, 12:27 PM
Can do.

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