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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by VirgilCaine, Jan 29, 2006.

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  1. VirgilCaine

    VirgilCaine Member

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    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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    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.
     
  3. Taurus 66

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    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?
     
  4. Rem700SD

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    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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