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Walleye #1

Shooting Slugs in a Slug Barrell

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I have heard it both ways, but can someone clarify this question for me. If I shoot a rifled slug barrell on my Remington 12Guage can I shoot both smooth slugs and or rifled (sabot slugs). Which one will shoot more accurate with that kind of barrel. Just looking for some input to help me out here. Which one should I be shooting?

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Well i updated my post this is direct from remingtons website in the question area .

"Remington fully rifled barrels should only be used with Sabot Slugs. They are not intended for use with lead or steel shot. The rifling will deform the shot causing it to be inaccurate. Steel or Hevi-Shot will damage the rifling."

when i first got my rifled barrel i shot rifled slugs wich are not sabot. they shot all over the place. switched to sabots and its perfect. Hope this helps

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I just went thru this same thing. I bought a combo shotgun with rifled deer barrel and other barrel, and was told by a co-worker about the sabot slugs. I called about 4 stores and they all said you should shoot sabots in rifles barrel or you could damage the barrel. I'm not so sure on how much damage you would so but thats the info I got from the "experts" at the stores I called. It does have to do with the barrel being rifled and the regular slug being rifled and they dont go together.

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I believe if you shoot the old slugger type slugs in a rifled barrel you're gonna foul up the rifling in a few shots. So you can, but shouldn't.

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You shoot rifled slugs in a smooth barrel. You shoot non-rifled slugs in a rifled barrel. The plastic encasing the sabots needs to grab something to make it spin. Otherwise you will have an unstable shot.

You just do not want to use rifled slugs in a rifled barrel.

That is what I have been told several times at stores.

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I just picked up some Remington Slugger slugs and they say right on the package that they are designed to shoot best from a rifled barrel. I have a rifled barrel on my gun and went out to shoot them and they shot just fine. About a 3 inch grouping at 100 yards.

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I went on Rottweil Brenneke web site and they have shells that can be fired from both smooth bore and rifled barrels and also have shells for each type barrel.

I would say one needs to read what the makers suggests for each type shell they make.

I dont believe there is a generic answer for all shell companies.

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Rottweil Brenneke


These are the slugs I shoot. I'll never, ever shoot anything else unless they stop making them. Extremely accurate, long killing range....just an overall excellent slug!

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Extremely accurate,


Bass,

I'll agree they are extremely accurate, but slugs are only as accurate as the person aiming the shotgun. These slugs are quite expensive and if your walking a lot of waterways and ditches and just shooting at a running or chased deer in a field the accuracy of these slugs are not as applicable as one who is sitting in a stand taking careful aim. Just my 2 cents.

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I agree with Basscatcher on the Rottweils.They are the only slug I will shoot as they pattern so well in my gun.You still need a good slug in your gun to be accurate or all you are going to do is wound deer.I dont think any deer hunter has that as a goal.

If you are shootin at running deer with a slug that doesnt shoot straight then why even shoot?

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If you are shootin at running deer with a slug that doesnt shoot straight then why even shoot?


Maybe two wrongs make a right??? shocked.gifgrin.giftongue.gif

Just kidding. smirk.gif

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I have personaly never slug hunted since I live in SD, but I tend to agree with Harvey Lee on this one. As a rifle and archery hunter, no matter what the equipment, I want the combination that is going to be the most accurate before I add in the element of human error. We owe this much to the animals we target.

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If you spent a lot money on a slug barrel, you might as well invest in a good sabot to make it worth it. The remington core lokts and hornady SST's are extremely accurate and have a very high velocity for a slug. Their quite a bit more than the old Sluggers but you owe it to yourself after investing in the barrel shoot the ammo designed for it.

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