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Slug & chokes
alan self Member Posts: 328 ✭✭✭
edited May 2010 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
I've always though that you couldn't shoot slugs & rifled slugs in a shotgun with a choke. Now days they come with sleeves you can change the choke. Can I just not put in a choke and have a slug barrel ? Thanks
If your shooting the older , foster type slugs , I would use a Cylinder or Skeet choke , If your shooting Sabot slugs ( the ones with the sleeve ) then you need to get a choke tube that is " Rifled " for shooting these types of slugs .
Shooting your shotgun with NO choke inserted will /could damage the threads .
I believe this question has been asked several times in the past , just do a search on your question , you should find more anwsers .
If shooting foster-type (the common, less expensive "Rifled Slugs") I have tried them in barrels from cylinder bore (no choke) through modified choke. I have one smooth-bore slug barrel that shoots really well with the modified choke tube in it.
If you have a barrel that was made before the screw-in chokes tubes were available, and it has a full choke, I think it would be OK to shoot a few slugs through it but I have heard that sometimes the barrel could develop a ring (small bulge) just behind the choke area.
Some of the older guns, especially double barreled guns, have pretty thin steel barrels.
As for me, I wouldn't chance shooting slug through a full choke or tighter choke unless I had no other choice at the time.