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Question by TurkeyMaster55. Uploaded on April 08, 2010
You can use rifled slugs, like Remington Sluggers, if you have the right choke. If you have a screw in choke, just get a cylinder choke. But, a rifled barrel & sabot slugs are better if you can afford it.
It depends on the barrel, the choke, and if you're a gambling man. First, some barrels say on them 'WARNING, THE USE OF SLUGS IN THIS BARREL COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO GUN', or something to that effect. If it doesn't on your gun (or in your manual), then it depends on your choke. If you have a gun with a built-in choke, then DO NOT USE IT. If you have interchangeable screw-on chokes, then put an open cylinder on it. Use a rifled slug, and be cautious. This is where the gambling part comes in, the slugs hopefully won't make your muzzle crack open, but it may damage the inside. So shoot a few slugs, take your gun apart, and check if you have any damage to your barrel. If you take your chance, you may not have to buy any barrels, but if it goes wrong, you may need to buy a regular barrel and a slug barrel, not to mention the slim chance of a hospital visit. If it were me I might just go out and buy a slug barrel, and save a lot of potential hassle. Hope this was helpful!
If your bird barrel is improved cylinder you can use slug,s[oldschool] if not buy a slug barrel.
a buddy of mine had a sweet pattern from a single shot,then he went and shot a slug through it.now he swears up and down that it wont even kill a squirrel.real world experience tells him to go buy a slug barrel next time.full choke + slugs= problems
This is what I shoot, Model 11-87™ Sportsman® Super Mag Shurshot™ Turkey and with a Improved Cylinder, it piratically drills the same hole at 50 yards with Federal 1oz Slugs!
If you want real accuracy invest in a Cantilevered Rifled Barrel and invest in Sabot Slugs and a Red Dot Sight, dead meat every time.
Rifled (lead)slugs can be fired through any choke, though improved cylinder works best. I, personally, would avoid shooting slugs though a full or extra full choke tube. A rifled barrel allows you to shoot the more accurate sabot or copper-jacketed slugs.
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