Slug Question

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Macro
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Slug Question

Post by Macro » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:16 am

Can slugs be fired through a smoothbore barrel? I own the youth model.

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Re: Slug Question

Post by jokester945 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:08 pm

Yes


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Re: Slug Question

Post by Scorpion8 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:53 pm

Best to check your bore end, most are choked in some fashion. The 870 Youth I just purchased was fitted with a Modified screw-in Remchoke. For slugs, a Cylinder or Improved Cylinder choke is best.
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Re: Slug Question

Post by Synchronizor » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:19 am

Pretty much any slug shells can be used in a smoothbore barrel, so long as you don't have too tight of a choke. Some shotgun slugs are intended for use in special rifled barrels, though. You can use them without any problems in a smoothbore barrel, but they won't be very accurate.

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