Are rifled slugs bad for rifled barrels?

Standard Foster (not Brenneke)rifled slugs are very soft. The “rifling” and soft lead construction of a foster slug will foul the rifling in your barrel. It can potentially build up enough to cause pressure issues.

Can you shoot a rifled slug out of a Mossberg 500?

Can I shoot slugs or buckshot through a “smoothbore” field barrel with Accu-Choke™ tubes? (500/505/535/9200/88/930 models) Yes, and with sabots or rifled slugs, the more “open” the choke tube, the better the accuracy (“Improved Cylinder” recommended.)

How accurate are rifled slug barrels?

Your expected range of accuracy for any box of slugs you grab in a store should be about 50 yards. This is an average range for the typical field gun with a smooth barrel and bead sight, shooting any brand of ammunition picked at random.

What happens if you shoot rifled slugs through a rifled barrel?

Your gun won’t explode if you end up shooting sabot slugs out of a smooth bore barrel or, vice versa, if you shoot rifled slugs out of a rifled barrel. Your groupings will be all over the place because if you use the wrong type of slug, it could end up just tumbling end over end because it doesn’t have the proper spin.

What choke to use for slugs?

Improved cylinder, cylinder choke, and rifled choke tubes are the best choke tubes for slugs. These choke tubes offer little constriction to provide stability when shooting.

Does Hornady make rifled slugs?

Designed for smooth-bore barrels, Hornady® American Whitetail® Rifled Slugs are loaded with a 1-ounce foster style slug. The hollow point style slug features a tough, lead alloy core loaded to 1,600 feet per second. The compression style wad protects the slug at ignition and helps to seal the bore for maximum velocity.

Can any shotgun shoot rifled slugs?

Rifled Slugs were designed to be fired through smoothbore shotguns. That’s why rifled slugs are sometimes called “Foster slugs.” They are designed to be fired through smoothbore shotguns (barrels without internal rifling), allowing deer hunters to use their bird guns to harvest deer.

Can a Mossberg 500 410 shoot slugs?

It is a smoothbore barrel with a cylinder choke,said barrel gives excellent accuracy with slugs and does give good patterns with the ‘000’ buck loads on the market.

What choke is best for slugs?

cylinder choke
A cylinder choke is recommended for shooting rifled slugs in a smooth-bore barrel. Sabot slugs should only be shot through our fully-rifled slug barrels. It is not safe to shoot slugs through chokes tighter than those listed here.

What is the most accurate slug shotgun?

Best 20-Gauge Slug Guns for Deer

  • The 20-gauge Savage 220 is one of the most accurate slug guns on the market.
  • This Benelli M2 is an inertia-driven semi-auto that comes with a 20-gauge rifled barrel.
  • Ithaca’s Deer Slayer III 20-gauge has a bottom-eject design, making it good for lefties too.

What choke do I use for 12 gauge slugs?

A cylinder choke is recommended for shooting rifled slugs in a smooth-bore barrel. Sabot slugs should only be shot through our fully-rifled slug barrels.

What choke do you use for 00 buckshot?

The best choke for buckshot is improved cyl and is effective out to 40yds. Anything tighter than that the pellets bounce off each other creating an irradic pattern.

How big is the Mossberg 500 slug barrel?


Can a Mossberg 500 be used as a tactical stock?

My gosh, when you add in the FLEX capabilities that Mossberg now offers, you can put a tactical stock on that old 500 you have, with a pistol grip, too. Now you’ve got this mondo masterpiece of a deer gun for heavy brush contexts that is unstoppable.

What’s the twist rate on a Hastings shotgun?

Twist rate: 1-in-34″ (12ga) and 1-in-26″ (20ga). Slug barrels have six lands and grooves; this unique rifled barrel produces increased slug stability and amazing accuracy. The barrels are CIP proofed to 1320 Bars.

What’s the best twist rate for a slug?

Slugs in the 1200- to 1500-fps range work best from a slower twist rate such as 1 in 34 inches. Faster 1900- to 2000-fps slugs perform better through a 1-in-30 barrel. The gear is only half the equation. “We use five-shot groups in our competitions. Three shots show what the gun and slug can do.