Rifled slugs through an unrifled barrel?

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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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Do you mean; as the slug or as the target?

    Wouldn't the "rifling" on the slug surface impart marginal spin as it traveled down the smooth bore. The slug will take the path of least resistance, doing whatever it can do to reduce friction. Like an outboard propellor spinning on the trailer through the wind generated by road-speed. By spinning, it seems the slug rifling would become more "parallel" in relation to the bore-line? I've never really thought of it before. Someone help me with the physics.
    The helical "fins" on the slug would only skid against the interior surfaces of the bore as the projectile is propelled down the barrel of the shotgun. It really matters little in what manner the fins' surfaces were introduced to the bore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    The helical "fins" on the slug would only skid against the interior surfaces of the bore as the projectile is propelled down the barrel of the shotgun. It really matters little in what manner the fins' surfaces were introduced to the bore.
    Agreed, yet wouldn't the idea of a screw (thank you, Archimedes) hint that the helical "fins" would be straightened (parallel to the bore) if the slug were to spin. If the fins were straight, they'd generate less friction because, in effect, they would be shortened by their spin in offering less surface contact?

    I am NOT arguing, I'm just taking my gray-matter out for a little exercise.
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    What we need is high speed film!!!
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    Double post.
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    Here you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solidpvc View Post


    Here you go.
    That's a pretty persuasive answer to the question!

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricolordad View Post
    Wonder what one of those would feel like at 900fps....

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solidpvc View Post


    Here you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    No problem. However....rifled slugs were made for distance and accuracy just like a rifled barrel. It all depends on what you're hunting and distance. Rifled slug out of a smooth-bore is fine......just be sure you're barrel doesn't have a screw in choke IMO.
    Why would you need to make sure you dont have a screw in choke. Most of my shotguns do, and Ive never had any problems.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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