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Slug barrels

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Iron Mike, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. Iron Mike

    Iron Mike Member

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    Hi,
    Can anyone tell me if its ok to shoot buckshot through a rifled slug barrel?
    If not, why not ?
    Does it any effect on the pattern?


    Thanks, Mike
     
  2. Thernlund

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    Should be ok, but the pattern is going to spread out alot.


    -T.
     
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    It won't hurt the barrel. It will throw donut shaped patterns however, due to the spinning shot column.
     
  4. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    If you 1)like donut-shaped patterns with holes in the middle, and 2)like scrubbing lead out of rifled barrels, you should have a great time with it.

    Otherwise, not so much...

    lpl/n
     
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    Lead .... how much leading would you get now days, seeing that most shotgun ammo now uses a plastic shot cup?

    But in general, I agree you should be using a smoothbore for shot because of the pattern thing. (nothing like being DEAD ON ... and missing!)
     
  6. Iron Mike

    Iron Mike Member

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    That's what I wanted to know. I thought the spinning pattern might be effective for HD (close up and personal)
    I might pattern it at different ranges just to satisfy my own curiosity

    Mike
     
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