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Can you shoot slugs through a barrel that has screw in chokes?   If so what choke would you use?
 

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i've shot varoius slugs through my Rem 1100's with screw in chokes....as far as accuracy goes if i were you i would buy a few boxes of slugs and see what works the best...i'm pretty sure that you would find a particular slug has a favorite choke---by the way-the new sabot type slugs are where it's at-the old style slugs don't stand a chance against them....Dick
 

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What kind of chokes are they?  If rated for steel, probably no harm, but I did shoot a slug through a choke once, and cause it to stick in the barrel.  It was not rated for steel though.
 

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   How about elaborating on the slug load that caused your choke tube to stick in the barrel.       What type of choke tube/gun was used?  Was the barrel damaged?
   
    See my reply on the recent post regarding slugs in modified choke barrels and more information on traditional Foster style slugs.

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It was an ordinary Foster-type slug.  Can't remember the choke tube constriction but may have been modified.  The choke tubes were aftermarket, that is, they had been installed in a fixed-choke barrel (reamed and tapped of course).

They were not rated for steel shot.  Gunsmith got the tube out, it was ruined but barrel was fine.
 

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I would start with an Improved cylinder/Cylinder bore choke tube. These tubes in a smaller constriction can not match the strength of an actual barrel with a tighter choke in and of itself. That's why slugs can usually be shot satisfactorily through BARRELS with tighter chokes.

The Brenneke slugs usually run quite hard also. I believe they are a lead alloy and not pure lead.

Sounds like what happened to Mike G was that the tube actually got expanded by the slug passing through just enough to make it very hard to unscrew without actual damage to the barrel itself.

A close one.

Regards, Ray
 

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Since my first post, I bought a remington 870   3 1/2 pump gun with a slug barrel and a 28 inch regular barrel with a mod. screw in choke.  I used the slug barrel with sabot slugs and the result was simple amazing to me.  I had a three shot group with iron sights from 60 yards at around three inches.  I hunted with this gun during our two day shotgun season, and shot a doe at 17 yards.  The result?  total devistation...she never took a step.  I would use this gun any time and you are talking to a man who has used rifles all his life.  I have changed my mind and would suggest this type of hunting to any one

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Yes sir and Congrats!

There aren't too many things that can walk away from a 72 caliber, 1 oz. hunk of lead at about Mach One+ velocity. Sabot slugs of course run lighter but for pure woods ranges, you'll never feel wanting with Mr. Shotgun under your arm.


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