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Old 11-07-2008, 01:09 PM
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Quick ?, can buckshot and birdshotbe used in a rifled shotgunbarrel. Or will it effect the grooves in the barrel and ultimately mess with the accuracy/trajectory when utilizing slugs? Also, what's a good sabot slug round cost at the average sporting goods store?
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:13 PM
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Quick ?, can buckshot and birdshotbe used in a rifled shotgunbarrel. Or will it effect the grooves in the barrel and ultimately mess with the accuracy/trajectory when utilizing slugs? Also, what's a good sabot slug round cost at the average sporting goods store?

Sure, You can shoot bird or buckshot in a rifled barrel butit probably won'tshoot worth a damn and screw up the barrel. Go to your 'average sporting goods store" and buy at least 5 different sabots and see which shoots the best. Don't mess with the scope, just shoot for a group. If none of those shoot decent try others. Different guns shoot different slug better than others. Once you find a good sabot that shoots well out of your shot gun go buy some more of the and sight your gun in. I go as far as when I'm sighting in I buy slugs from the same lot number. The lot number is on the inside flap of the box. Just me but thats how I've always done it.
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:25 PM
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Probably won't hurt the barrel, but the pattern will be huge and horrible. Chokes are used for reason.

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Old 11-08-2008, 05:52 AM
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Steel shot could ruin your barrel twist and pattern for crap. Lead probably wouldn't hurt it, but you won't pattern either. There's a reason for chokes...as mentioned.

Get some slugs or sabots for your barrel and test them out to see what works best. That's the fun part of shooting anyway IMO...
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:01 PM
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Lead shotcertainly won't hurt a rifled barrel, but i agree to becareful about hevy or steel shot. When i was in my 20's me and some buddies were shooting bird shot out of my fully rifled slug gun and we had a ball! It was slinging itevery which way. You could clear aroom full of people with about 5 shots! The patterns were huge at close range.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:45 PM
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probaly would mess it up but i do shoot slugs out of a regular shotgun
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