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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-16-2010, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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i been seeing my deer around 20-30 yards. what would be better for a smooth barrel. buckshot or a slug? do the make non-rifeld slugs?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-16-2010, 03:37 PM
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no expierence with buckshot,but slugs are deadly .yes they make slugs for smoothbores check out some brennekes,federal truball,remington.they all make slugs for smoothbores.make sure you do not shoot a slug meant for a rifled barrel out of your smoothbore.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-16-2010, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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thanks alot!! i will use this info to my knowledge.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-16-2010, 04:40 PM
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Use slugs. For a smoothbore barrel you WANT a rifled slug. If you had a rifled barrel then you would want a sabot slugs...but if you had a rifled barrel you couldn't shoot buckshot. What are the specs on your current barrel?
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wisc dont no why you told em to get rifled slugs for a smoothbore.Its just gonna be a waste a money its gonna tumble down the barrel regardless with no rifling.just curious
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wisc dont no why you told em to get rifled slugs for a smoothbore.Its just gonna be a waste a money its gonna tumble down the barrel regardless with no rifling.just curious
Rifled slugs are FOR a smoothbore.

Sabot slugs are FOR a rifled barrel.

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ive been using the 3'' 1oz rifled slugs by winchester. i just cant get a consistant group with the rifled though.
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ive been using the 3'' 1oz rifled slugs by winchester. i just cant get a consistant group with the rifled though.
Try 2 3/4" slugs...3" slugs might recoil a bit to much for good accuracy. Try different types of rifled slugs as well. Does your barrel have rifle sights or just a bead at the end?
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-16-2010, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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it has a bead at the end. but ive been a heck of a good shot before
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Not saying your a bad shot or anything...but you may want to look into a slug barrel for your shotgun if you can..you didn't state what kind of gun it is. Its hard to shoot accurately with just a bead sight...I don't think I would risk taking that hunting personally.
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