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deeraddict 11-23-2007 10:18 PM

Hello and a quick question
Hello this is my first post to this site, and i must say what a great site. It is very helpful.
One of my main hunting spots is just inside city limits and therefore i am forced to use a slug during gun season. I have a Mossberg 500 pump action all purpose shotgun which does not have a rifled barrell. So my question is if it is alright to use slugs in my barrell.
Thanks again.

fokuz 11-24-2007 10:22 AM

ooh what a coincidence..sounds like my gun exactly. if you dont have a rifled barrel it will be like throwing a football without spiraling it. wobbly. so i guess it lessons the distance and accuracy :wink:

timberghost 11-24-2007 11:31 AM

What's up deeraddict and welcome to the site. I'll agree with fokuz on the football thing.

deeraddict 11-24-2007 12:11 PM

Thanks for the info guys. but it wont hurt the barrel? and what about choke tubes? and what about rifled slugs will that help?

fokuz 11-24-2007 01:04 PM

yea...the slug barrels are oversized to allow the rifling action the name rifled slugs is misleading since its use after they stopped making round pellets..remember how they stood side by side in the civil war? thats cuz if you shot with an "unrifled" bullet you would have no chance of hitting nething diretly in front of you, it would spin all around the place like crazy. the rifled bullets allow the normal barrels to shoot MORE accuratly than with unrifled slugs but you are still gonna be wobbly as all get out, dont try it on double barreled guns :yes:

timberghost 11-24-2007 01:19 PM

No don't shoot slugs out of a choke tube barrel. A choke tubes for pellets (shot) for turkey and birds and such. That would be a very dangerous situation.

deeraddict 11-24-2007 02:02 PM

Ok thats what my first thought was, just wanted to justify it. Thanks for all the help

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