Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by DoubleBarrelPaul, Dec 14, 2020.
should worry about the choke, more so than the action strength. Like DocRock says, I'd shy away from shooting slugs through a Full choke. Ironically, Modified usually shoots the tightest groups with Foster-type slugs.
Can't say I've had a lot of experience with bolt action shotguns but if memory serves I'd worry about my shoulder more than the shotgun...
It is lack-urracy (lack of accuracy) especially on repeat shots with build up of lead in the full choke.
Edited. The bolt action shotguns were designed to handle commercial factory ammunition and in good condition will fire slugs safely.
Might find an audio/visual on the subject.
Unless it's the BRI sabot slug sold by Winchester. Despite their statement that they're only accurate through rifled bores, they were designed and originally sold by BRI to be used in smoothbores.
I have two boxes of them sold by S&W-Fiocci. One says Police, the other hunting. The police slugs were hardened and would snap at the neck sometimes if shot through much of a choke. The hunting slugs were softer and could go through choked barrels. I'd forgotten about them. We sold a ton of them in the early seventies.
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