Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

20 Ga slug question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by blarby, Mar 22, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. blarby

    blarby Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,144
    Location:
    Calapooia Oregon
    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 ???????
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    5,170
    Location:
    Wet Oregon
    That is a shuttlecock style and should fly true out of a smoothbore.
     
  3. kyhunter

    kyhunter Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    285
    Location:
    western ky
    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.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    5,170
    Location:
    Wet Oregon
    I really should have said what model is it yada. If it's a sabot, it may well not be a shuttlecock style. sorry
     
  5. blarby

    blarby Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,144
    Location:
    Calapooia Oregon
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    5,170
    Location:
    Wet Oregon
    Then you're good.. no rifling required.
     
  7. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
  8. blarby

    blarby Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,144
    Location:
    Calapooia Oregon
    Thank you everyone !

    RC always has the links !

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

    Walkalong Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    48,842
    Location:
    Alabama
    Can do.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page