I remember years ago when I was an LEO we were shooting slugs out of our 870's,or I should say 1 870,the guys in front of me were hitting all over the B27 at 25 yards,when I watched the guy in front of me shoot his 3 rounds hit pretty consiatant low left around the hip area,I said were u shooting at the bullseye,he said yup so I held my sight just above the left shoulder or high right facing the target and put all 3 slugs in the Center,my sights weren't even on the target.I have no idea where the shotgun in my cruiser would hit until I actually fired the first round.
Thats why it's important to pattern your shotgun with the ammo you will be using for HD/SD
Conventional rifles slugs will work fine with any standard choke, but if you have screw-in chokes then by all means experiment to see what works best. Make sure you consider point of impact as well as group size.
Sabot slugs usually don't improve on accuracy over conventional slugs except in fully-rifled barrels.
I would prefer a rifled barrel, but if it is not an option they make rifled choke tubes specifically for shooting slugs. I have taken several deer and coyotes with a 20 ga Mossy 500 bird barrel shooting a rifled chocke tube, and I have shot both Sabot slugs and foster style ( all lead with rifling molded into it, designed for smooth bore slug barrels) with good success. You just have a really long shotgun barrel is all.
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