Quantcast
Shotgun Slugs - THR
THR  

Go Back   THR > Tools and Technologies > Shotguns

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 8, 2014, 02:11 AM   #1
Bobson
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 9, 2011
Location: Snohomish County, Washington
Posts: 3,269
Shotgun Slugs

I've read the Slug Groups and Pattern Spread (101) thread, and I've read the Box O' Truth #46, and I haven't seen this question specifically addressed.

When shooting rifled slugs through a smoothbore barrel, is it safe to use any size choke? What size (or no choke at all) is typically best?

For testing different slugs, we're going to start with Remington Sluggers and go from there. The gun is a Maverick 88 (12 gauge). I think the barrel length is 28" but not positive. The owner only currently owns a modified choke (came with the gun).

Thanks for the help.
__________________
"As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." - Joshua 24:15

It is fine to be a man of few words, but considerably less desirable to be a man of few thoughts.
Bobson is offline  
Old December 8, 2014, 04:08 AM   #2
dak0ta
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 14, 2008
Posts: 1,956
Modified will be fine. A Cylinder or Improved Cylinder usually gives the best results.
__________________
Remington 870|Benelli Nova|Brno ZP47|Savage Mk II FV|Marlin 30AS|Ruger M77|HVA 640
dak0ta is offline  
Old December 8, 2014, 07:15 AM   #3
Virginian
Member
 
 
Join Date: April 7, 2003
Location: Evangeline, Louisiana
Posts: 3,470
In my experience, IC or Modified usually gives the best results.
__________________
What could have happened... did.

I would not trust Remington's dating service accuracy as far as I could throw my truck.
Virginian is offline  
Old December 8, 2014, 09:23 AM   #4
Jason_W
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 4, 2010
Posts: 1,256
A soft "rifled" slug can be fired through any choke since the "rifling" are really just swage grooves to give compressed lead a place to go when the slug is squeezed through a choke. Still, I would hesitate to fire any slug through a full or tighter choke and I would be a little reluctant to fire a harder slug like a Brenekke through even a modified choke.

Best results for all non-sabot slugs will be with improved cylinder, cylinder, or rifled chokes.
__________________
My websites
Lo-fi Gun and Game
The Gun and Game Aggregator
Jason_W is offline  
Old December 8, 2014, 09:49 AM   #5
bikerdoc
Moderator
  
 
Join Date: January 8, 2008
Location: Southern Virginia
Posts: 11,640
Each gun is different but mine works best with a modified. The late Dave McCracken who was the pevious shot gun mod and a great guy helped me a lot. Read anything and everything he wrote about shot guns and you will be well on your way to a graduate level education in shotguning.
__________________
Hit the report button if you find a problem.

I only have so many heartbeats left. I am not wasting them on things that are not fun.
VCDL, member, Curmudgeon
bikerdoc is offline  
Old December 8, 2014, 05:09 PM   #6
dak0ta
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 14, 2008
Posts: 1,956
With regards to slugs and sighting. What's a good distance to sight in a regular foster slug for deer? Shots are 50-75 meters.

My 870 wears a 20'' IC barrel with rifle sights.
__________________
Remington 870|Benelli Nova|Brno ZP47|Savage Mk II FV|Marlin 30AS|Ruger M77|HVA 640
dak0ta is offline  
Old December 8, 2014, 05:29 PM   #7
Bobson
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 9, 2011
Location: Snohomish County, Washington
Posts: 3,269
That's what I've understood, doc. I've danbled in his 101 threads but to be honest, I've never been a HUGE shotgun guy. I enjoy em, but not the way I do rifles and pistols.
__________________
"As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." - Joshua 24:15

It is fine to be a man of few words, but considerably less desirable to be a man of few thoughts.
Bobson is offline  
Old Yesterday, 08:37 PM   #8
Bob Bonillas
Member
 
 
Join Date: July 2, 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 43
Slug Hunter question

So I was just about to start looking for a 12 guage with the rifled slug barrel and I read an article that said : Sabot slugs work great in a rifled barrel but are about $3 per round and that regular slugs through a rifled barrel would cause lead fowling of the barrel in 3 to 5 rounds and that cleaning the barrel would be difficult at best. What say you?
Bob Bonillas is offline  
Reply

Tags
choke, slug, slugger, smoothbore


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.