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fishfighter
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Question on using slugs

Has anyone ever shot slugs out of there shotgun that has choke tubes?

Guess I could google that, but looking first hand.


Choirboy
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re: Question on using slugs
Use the most open bore tube you have.


KingRanch
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re: Question on using slugs
What choirboy said


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wiltznucs
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re: Question on using slugs
Improved Cylinder... If its a saboted slug you should be using a rifled barrel...
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fishfighter
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re: Question on using slugs
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Improved Cylinder...


This is what I'm using, not using saboted slugs. Lost a nice hog due to using buckshot today and I had a few slugs with me which would of been better.


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re: Question on using slugs
Non-saboted slugs are terribly inaccurate, they drop very quickly. One of those cases where your better off with a rifle....


Boats n Hose
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re: Question on using slugs
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Use the most open bore tube you have.


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CP3
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re: Question on using slugs
My buddy shot one out of his nova with a choke in it, but I'm not sure which choke it was.

He's got a nice little bubble at the end of the barrel now, and the choke is in there for good.


Boats n Hose
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re: Question on using slugs
Benelli manual and website recommends cylinder IIRC, but the gun doesn't come with that one, and I believe I read you can use IC for slugs. That's what I put in when I load slugs, but I've never actually fired one. Just did a few swamp hunts where I had them in and didn't see a deer.


Tiger 79
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I've shot all the deer I've killed with slugs. I was using Imp Cyl but then bought a rifled choke tube for my Browning.

I keep foster type slugs in a pie pan at 50 yards. I don't shoot any further so I'm good with them.

Winchester makes a 1650 fps hollow point slug for smooth bores and it is an accurate sumbitch outta my Browning.

Buy a few different brands, shot em and see which ones do best out of your gun. I have a youth model Mossberg 500 that I had bought for my wife before she died to hunt with me. It had a rifled barrel. I found out that it frickin hated Hornady SST sabots as well as Federal/Barnes Expander sabots. Ended up using Brenneke's and it liked them the best.



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fishfighter
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re: Question on using slugs
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Non-saboted slugs are terribly inaccurate, they drop very quickly. One of those cases where your better off with a rifle....








Was duck hunting first. Should of had my .44 mag with me, but due to the high water I'm hunting in, it would of been underwater.

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Non-saboted slugs are terribly inaccurate, they drop very quickly.


Of course a rifle is better and yes, I know they shoot like shite. Only killed a couple deer with them many years ago. They do make one hell of a hole. That is the reason I lost the hog today due to a lack of a blood trail using buckshot. shite load of water everywere.


Oh, if I were using my very old 870 wingmaster that only shoots 3", but has a 30" barral with full choke, that sucker would of not gone far. That sucker rolled many a deer with buckshot over the years.
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Tiger 79
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re: Question on using slugs
Just remember that those slugs kick like an army mule


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Tiger 79
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re: Question on using slugs
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Only killed a couple deer with them many years ago. They do make one hell of a hole.


Like this one?



fishfighter
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Like this one?


Yes.


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Choirboy
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re: Question on using slugs
Woulda been a goodun next year


Nodust
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You dug way back for this one


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mack the knife
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re: Question on using slugs
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Boats n Hose


my sbe came with the cyl choke, improved, mod, improved-mod, and full. i've shot slugs once out of the improved without any problem but i wouldn't do it again.
i put a 22" smooth bore cyl barrel, ported with sights on an old mossberg 500 for my slug gun. 3" loads are real BLAST to shoot!


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CoastieGM
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I've had an old long barrel bolt action .410 since I was a teen. Stamped on the barrel is "Full Choke", but there is screw-in/removable choke.

I've fired slugs out of it for decades. It'll hit a paper plate every time at 75 yards. I used to nail small/medium deer at up to 45 yards with it.

Perhaps since slugs are hollow, they compress when going through a choke? I dunno. I just know it worked quite well.


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NASA_ISS_Tiger
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re: Question on using slugs
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Was duck hunting first.


Can you have lead slugs on you while duck hunting? I thought you couldn't even have them on you.

But I haven't hunted back home in LONG time.


ISmellMischief
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re: Question on using slugs
I bought a H and R single shot with a riffled barrel for $235. Its deadly out to 150 yards.


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