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Old 09-24-2002, 08:35 PM
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will shooting a rifled slug in a rifled barrel damage the barrel? I know that they are designed for sabots and wont make a rifled slug more accurate but can i still shoot a rifled slug through it?? and then clean the lead out of the rifling if im going to shoot sabots. Humm?
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Old 09-24-2002, 09:10 PM
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I personaly have never tried it and i wouldn't.mainly because you want the bullet to "tweerl" smoothly as it traveles in the barrel.I thik this will happen only if either one "barrel or bullet" is rifeld not both,scince running two thrided surfecaes aginest each other will cause higher friction.
well i wonder if someone did tried it <img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 09-24-2002, 11:29 PM
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I've never done it personally. But everything I have heard, read, etc has said do NOT shoot rifled slugs out of a rifled barrel. The main reasons i've heard are the amount of deposits the lead leaves in the grooves is next to impossible to get out, and that the large rifled slugs can wear out the rifling. The only thing I question about this, is that rifles shoot lead or copper plated lead, so what is the difference? Again, I don't have any personal experience with this, thats just what I have been informed. By the way, why would you want to shoot those pumpkin balls out of a rifled barrel anyhow?

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Old 09-25-2002, 03:10 AM
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Default RE: rifled slugs in rifled barrels

is the rem lead sluggers a riffled slug?
i have ued the remington sluggers out of my rem 1100 barrel. not bad accuracy out of them.

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Old 09-25-2002, 04:48 AM
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Default RE: rifled slugs in rifled barrels

The rifling on a slug is only there for show, it inparts no spin. I think they are a little soft to shoot thru a rifled barrel, but try it and see, and see if you like to remove the lead.
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Old 09-25-2002, 07:06 AM
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Default RE: rifled slugs in rifled barrels

Grab a box of Lightfields you'll be impressed with the accuracy and power.

I'm shooting a Rem 1100 rifled Rem slug barrel with cantilevered scope mount. I have shot the Win Supremes and Rem Coppersolids w/o the accuracy of the lightfields....

100 yd 1.5 to 2 in groups

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Old 09-25-2002, 07:17 AM
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Default RE: rifled slugs in rifled barrels

YOU CAN SAFELY USE plain lead rifled slugs in your rifled barrel, but these tend to lead up the bore sometimes, causing accuracy to drop off after a few shots. Also, leading is sometimes difficult to remove. I recommend using slugs like the Winchester Partition Gold, rather than Foster-type, or other soft lead slugs, if you have a rifled bore. Granted, these lead loads are a lot cheaper, but why bother with a rifled bore if you are not going to use the proper ammo in it??

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Old 09-25-2002, 08:07 AM
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Herman and Bill, why do you say that? It may be possible, but what was your source of the testing that say they don't spin. Very curious.
 
Old 09-25-2002, 09:22 AM
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Default RE: rifled slugs in rifled barrels

i also remeber reading somwhere that the rifling on the slug wot impart a twist, at least not one sufficient to stabilize the slug. it might have something to do with it is easier to smash the lead down on the grooves than turn the bullet in the barrel, so it takes the path of least resistance

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Old 09-25-2002, 10:48 AM
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Its a marketing gimmick from when they were first introduced I guess, but have you ever seen the rate of twist labeled on the box, wouldn't it make scence if the rifleing on a slug was effective that companies would come out with different twist rates and advertise the benefits of the rate of twist they are making? The was it is always described is that slugs work like a badmitten shuttlecock, heavy nose end goes first.
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