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Separate slug barrel worth it?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Babarsac, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. Babarsac

    Babarsac Member

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    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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    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.
     
  3. Hunterdad

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    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.
     
  4. jaguarxk120

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    By using the newer sabot style slugs you can expect 2-4 inch groups at 100 yds. and a rifled barrel.
     
  5. LeonCarr

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    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
     
  6. G'dale Mike

    G'dale Mike Member

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    Sounds like a deal. I had that same set up one time and the sabots were crazy accurate at 100 yds.
     
  7. Armored farmer

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    yea, you had best take that rifled barrel IMHO
     
  8. 243winxb

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    A fully rifled barrel with a cantilever scope mount is very accurate.
     
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