This is a discussion on Rifled slugs through an unrifled barrel? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by ghost tracker Do you mean; as the slug or as the target? Wouldn't the "rifling" on the slug surface impart marginal spin ...
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Last edited by solidpvc; September 11th, 2012 at 12:12 PM. Reason: Double post
Since we are comparing smooth bore and rifled bores for the most part, (except for the post about the bannana slugs, Eewww) I found the Box of Truth article about shooting buckshot out of a rifled barrel interesting!
The Box O' Truth #43 - Buckshot in a Rifled Shotgun Barrel - Page 1
I purchased a rifled barrel with rifle sights for my Mossberg 500 to use while hunting deer in Northern Wisconsin where the shots are generally less than 75 yards. I spent $75+ on sabot slugs to find out that the "valu-pack", rifled slugs were just as accurate in my barrel.
Good enough for me!
I use lo recoil Remmington Sluggers. Relatively cheap so you can practice a bit. IMO, pretty darn accurate round, the only reason I've missed a couple of deer with it was forgetting to compensate for the drop in trajectory. I sighted it in closer than the shot I took and gave the deer a haircut.
Much more cost effective than having a rifled barrel only running sabots. You probably give up some accuracy but you can keep it by your bedstand with 00 for home defense.
I shot 15 rifled slugs thru my 590A1 a few days ago. 5@25 yards were absolutely dead on. 5@50 yards dropped an inch or so. 5@100 yards dropped 8-10 inches. That was some fun shooting.
I am surprised that the Brenneke is not spinning. I can attest that they do go through 1974 cadillac doors, and the window motor too. It's fun to bring glass-less doors to the range .
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Hahaha ive been shooting microwaves toasters and an old dorm refrigerator all day. Buckshot doesnt go through the fridge but it pops it up in the air. Im getting some slugs on Wednesday. Ive got some Winchester Super X Magnum 00B for home defense. Both my shoulders are bruised from testing em out.