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    12g Slugs

    Can 12g slugs be shot through a modified choke? That's the only one I have. But, I can switch-out and use anything because I have a rem-choke barrel. What would you suggest and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zamboni View Post
    Can 12g slugs be shot through a modified choke? That's the only one I have. But, I can switch-out and use anything because I have a rem-choke barrel. What would you suggest and why?
    I do it all the time with a mossberg 500

    The manual says not to do it with full or extra-full choke.
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    I have, but I don't know that I'd make a habit of it.

    After Googling it, it looks like it depends on the type slug as to the performance you get, but modified seems okay.
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    Works fine out of my OU with a rifled slug.

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    It will be fine. Dont shoot slugs with a full choke, eventually you will shoot out the choke size and sacrifice some accuracy. Not that rifled slugs have much accuracy over 50 yds anyways.
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    Just want to make sure I got this right;
    So it is OK to shoot shotgun slugs using a modified choke, and I do not need to get an improved cylinder choke or cylinder choke tube for my 12g shotgun?

    As the modified choke will also help tighten up buck shot patterns too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zamboni View Post
    Just want to make sure I got this right;
    So it is OK to shoot shotgun slugs using a modified choke, and I do not need to get an improved cylinder choke or cylinder choke tube for my 12g shotgun?
    Correct.

    And just to pre-empt another possible question, just use the 'conventional' rifled slugs. The pricey sabot slugs which are lighter but launch with much higher velocities don't reach their full potential in anything but a fully-rifled barrel.
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    ^ ^ ^ thank you for the confirmation ^ ^ ^

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    I shoot rifled slugs with a modified choke all the time in my 20 gauge. I bring it deer hunting occasionally when I want to mix it up a bit. I definitely wouldn't shoot sabot slugs with a choke though, it just screams "catastrophic malfunction" to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcher View Post
    It will be fine. Dont shoot slugs with a full choke, eventually you will shoot out the choke size and sacrifice some accuracy. Not that rifled slugs have much accuracy over 50 yds anyways.
    But Joe Biden told me that shotguns are more accurate than Assault Rifles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBGoodToGo View Post
    But Joe Biden told me that shotguns are more accurate than Assault Rifles?
    Getting shooting advice from Joe Biden is like getting Road Runner catching advice from Wile E. Coyote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBGoodToGo View Post
    But Joe Biden told me that shotguns are more accurate than Assault Rifles?
    No, he said that it's easier to hit something with a shotgun than an assault rifle. That's 'cause (as everyone knows), all you have to do with a shotgun is point in the general direction of the BG and it'll take out a whole city block.
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    Anyone checked with Dick Cheney? I'd bench rest it with the load your gonna use at the range you deem appropriate..
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