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Can you shoot a slug through a barrel with a choke tube? Or should it be removed?

Question by Andy33401. Uploaded on January 18, 2010

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Never shoot anything through a threaded bbl. with the choke removed. The lead will get into the threads and make the insertion of a tube virtually impossible. You can have the thread removed by a competent gunsmith.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

You can have the "lead" removed. Sorry.

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I shoot slugs with a choke in

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I shoot slugs with a modified choke in but I don't recommend using any tighter choke than the modified.

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from WhitetailHunter706 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

yes you can shoot with a modified choke but dont shoot without it you will tear the crap out of the threads.

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from PSEbowhunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

use an improved cylinder...they also make rifled chokes for slugs

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

You can shoot slugs through any chock, but improved cylinder is recommended

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

choke

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from blake425 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

yes, improved cylinder

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from codyboyd wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

you can shoot a slug though any choke and it will be fairly accurate. my dad used his shotgun with that for many years until he finnaly bought a rifle. but he killed alot of deer with that gun. hope this works out for you.

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

i would not shoot a slug through a choked shotgun barrel.

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from midgunsmith wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

ok so i saw this post and thought thats a good question i never really thought about it..

wiki says "When slugs are fired in a standard, choked barrel, the slug is deformed by the choke as it exits"

and i thought to myself. if it deforms the slug then what about the choke?

So I measured my bore, shot a slug through a choked barrel, and then measured it again. Finding that it took roughly 0.37% avg standard and .46% avg. on rifled slugs off the bore of the choke. I did this for 8 shots standard slugs and 8 shots rifled slugs. Now id presume it would do this until there isnt any bore left.

Now compared to Steel Shot load it takes roughly 300-600 rounds to achieve .38% taken away from a choke.

So basically you will go through chokes at the rate i shoot at pretty fast. Cant speak for sabat slugs, which id think would probably end up with a gun blown in your face after a few hundred rounds.

If you dont shoot the gun ever and you take it out each year and you only fire a shot every several years. It might work out for you, If you want something that you can guarantee the quality of the shot. Then id just get a Rifled slug barrel. rather then shoot through a choked barrel. Or just use a smooth bore.

Cause either way you shoot the gun it looks like youll end up needing a new barrel over time. Just a say in how much time.

But another gentlemen who works in our gunsmith shop said some smooth bore-choked barrels can sometimes be meant to use as slug barrel by removing the choke and adding a cylinder choke. Which will usually come with the gun that its intended for. Very rare if not impossible to find on guns made in the past 10 years.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Never shoot anything through a threaded bbl. with the choke removed. The lead will get into the threads and make the insertion of a tube virtually impossible. You can have the thread removed by a competent gunsmith.

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I shoot slugs with a modified choke in but I don't recommend using any tighter choke than the modified.

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from PSEbowhunter wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

use an improved cylinder...they also make rifled chokes for slugs

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

You can shoot slugs through any chock, but improved cylinder is recommended

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from blake425 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

yes, improved cylinder

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from midgunsmith wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

ok so i saw this post and thought thats a good question i never really thought about it..

wiki says "When slugs are fired in a standard, choked barrel, the slug is deformed by the choke as it exits"

and i thought to myself. if it deforms the slug then what about the choke?

So I measured my bore, shot a slug through a choked barrel, and then measured it again. Finding that it took roughly 0.37% avg standard and .46% avg. on rifled slugs off the bore of the choke. I did this for 8 shots standard slugs and 8 shots rifled slugs. Now id presume it would do this until there isnt any bore left.

Now compared to Steel Shot load it takes roughly 300-600 rounds to achieve .38% taken away from a choke.

So basically you will go through chokes at the rate i shoot at pretty fast. Cant speak for sabat slugs, which id think would probably end up with a gun blown in your face after a few hundred rounds.

If you dont shoot the gun ever and you take it out each year and you only fire a shot every several years. It might work out for you, If you want something that you can guarantee the quality of the shot. Then id just get a Rifled slug barrel. rather then shoot through a choked barrel. Or just use a smooth bore.

Cause either way you shoot the gun it looks like youll end up needing a new barrel over time. Just a say in how much time.

But another gentlemen who works in our gunsmith shop said some smooth bore-choked barrels can sometimes be meant to use as slug barrel by removing the choke and adding a cylinder choke. Which will usually come with the gun that its intended for. Very rare if not impossible to find on guns made in the past 10 years.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

You can have the "lead" removed. Sorry.

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I shoot slugs with a choke in

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from WhitetailHunter706 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

yes you can shoot with a modified choke but dont shoot without it you will tear the crap out of the threads.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

choke

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from codyboyd wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

you can shoot a slug though any choke and it will be fairly accurate. my dad used his shotgun with that for many years until he finnaly bought a rifle. but he killed alot of deer with that gun. hope this works out for you.

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

i would not shoot a slug through a choked shotgun barrel.

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