Firearm Review Forum Rifles, shotguns, blackpowder, pistols, etc... read the latest reviews of hot new firearms here.

lightfield sabot slugs

Old 01-06-2008, 12:22 PM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
longislandhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location:
Posts: 267
Default lightfield sabot slugs

I have 2 important questions, I have a 12 Gauge Browning BPS wiyth a interchangeable rifled choke. I have always shot sabot slugs with good results. I guy at a store told me that shooting sabots through a smooth barrel even though the choke was rifled was a waste and could damage the gun. Opinions?

Second question. I have always shot Lightfield sabots with good results but they are so damn expensive. Are winchester and Remington just as good?

Thanks
longislandhunter is offline  
Old 01-06-2008, 02:03 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Blissfield MI USA
Posts: 5,293
Default RE: lightfield sabot slugs

It won't damage it that I am aware of. I know brownings have an overbored barrel, but I beleive they are safe to shoot slugs out of. I think Mossberg 835's are the ones you can't shoot slugs out of. If you were shooting sabots out of a choke with constriction I might be concerned, but with a rifle choke they should be ok from a safety standpoint.

Whether it is a waste of time and money is purely up to you. If you are happy with the accuracy I guess it is ok. Some rifled chokes don't work to well, others seem to do ok.

I would try some regular rifled slugs and see how they work though. If they are just as accurate they are much cheaper.

Paul
Paul L Mohr is offline  
Old 01-06-2008, 03:31 PM
  #3  
 
Retaks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 2,313
Default RE: lightfield sabot slugs

As for the slugs messing up your barrel they could just like the Mossbergs. They both ahve overbored barrels and the slug was a chance of wobbling too much whyle in the barrel and getting stuck. Your really not saposed to shoot slugs in a overbored barrel but ive shot a few through ym Mossberg and never had a problem. You lose alot ov velocity because the air can excape around the slug but other then that ive never had a problem.
Retaks is offline  
Old 01-06-2008, 04:35 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Blissfield MI USA
Posts: 5,293
Default RE: lightfield sabot slugs

I don't believe the brownings are overbored the extent that the mossbergs are. I think the mossbergs have a 10 ga bore and they actually say you can't shoot slugs out of them. Where as browning says it is perfectly ok to shoot slugs out of their smoothbore barrels.

Paul
Paul L Mohr is offline  
Old 01-06-2008, 07:02 PM
  #5  
FA
Fork Horn
 
FA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fingerlakes Region of New York State
Posts: 173
Default RE: lightfield sabot slugs

To answer your second question, are Lightfield sabots worth the money, I would say yes. A few years back I field tested Winchester, Remington and Federal using a model 1300 Winchester with a sabot 22" barrel. The range was 50 yards from a bench with an adjustable support. The shotgun has a Leupold 2-7X33 scope on it and was previously sighted in for Federal Sabots at 50 yards. The Remingtons shot about dead center on the bulland about the same with with Winchester. When I shot the Lightfields the grouped about 6" high over the bull all one on top of the other. Moving back to 100 yards, the Winchester and Remington shot about 4" low while the federal was 2" under the bull. With the Lightfields they were 2" high in a tight group. All the slugs shot well, but I believe the Lightfields will give you longer more accurated shots than the others. Oh and yes, I did wait between rounds for the barrel to cool down.
FA is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
L. Clement
Black Powder
11
11-17-2007 09:43 PM
Bowflex
Firearm Review Forum
41
02-17-2007 08:31 PM
jimmy the foot
Firearm Review Forum
3
11-25-2005 02:36 PM
jimmy the foot
Whitetail Deer Hunting
7
11-22-2005 04:11 PM
jerseyhunter
Whitetail Deer Hunting
4
09-08-2003 06:50 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: lightfield sabot slugs


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.