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5 years 31 weeks ago, 2:08 PM

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Do rifled slugs improve your shot? Do they work well with a rifled barrel or is that counter productive?

5 years 31 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

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i found in some smooth bores they do and some they don't for example in my winchester rangers they don't in my ithicas they do but the ithica has shorter barrels so i suspect thats the reason my winchester 20 ga i have a 4x12 tasco and i shoot 6-8 moa at 125yds with winchester ammo plain 3/4 oz slugs. with beniki rifle slugs i found no inprovement

5 years 31 weeks ago, 7:37 PM

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Ok

I was going to hit the range this week to compare them. I just can't see myself spending tripple the money for a rifled slug.

5 years 31 weeks ago, 9:56 PM

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Rifled slugs

Are you using a rifled barrel for the slugs? The one's I have used with a rifle slug barrel was shooting 1 inch group @ 100 yds.

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5 years 31 weeks ago, 6:48 PM

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My barrel is rifled. I don't think I will have much of a problem doing the same I just went to the range but it was closed tonight so I will hit it up wed. I am just thinking with rifled slugs and a scope I can have the same results at 200 yds. Just a guess though I don't have much experience with shotguns.

5 years 31 weeks ago, 6:58 PM

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rifled Slugs

Rifled slugs are designed for smoothbores only, sabot slugs is what you want for rifled shotgun barrels. They have a different design and are usually lighter and have a flatter flight trajectory. rifled slugs are usually refered to as foster style slugs. federal,remington, and winchester have their on line of rifled slugs, high velocity and low recoil. The federal hydra-shok is an excellent slug along with the truball slug also, both can be had in low recoil and or full charge 1600 fps, and 1300 fps for the low recoil slugs.

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