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It’s common knowledge that rifled slugs are meant for use in smoothbore shotgun barrels, while rifled shotgun barrels & rifled choke tubes are meant to produce better results (meaning better accuracy) with sabot slugs, whose smooth outer surface can better engage the barrel’s rifling.

“Rifled” or Foster style shotgun slugs are simply cast bullets which have angled fins or grooves around the perimeter, which theoretically will act like rifling in a smooth barrel, to impart some spin onto the bullet to enhance its accuracy.

So… will rifled slugs produce any better accuracy if they’re fired through a smoothbore barrel that has a rifled choke tube installed? Well, that’s what YouTuber “Buffalo” set out to determine.

He gun of choice is his 12 gauge Beretta Xtrema 2 AL391 and the ammo is Federal 2-3/4″ 1-ounce rifled slugs.

He first fires a 5-shot group with his improved cylinder choke tube, which he’d previously learned did the best with slugs in his shotgun. Then he installs a Carlson’s rifled choke tube and fires five more.

That group came with a surprise ending, so he took the gun home to thoroughly clean the barrel and choke tube, which he said had a lot of lead built up inside.

The next day, he shot another (and better) group… but I won’t spoil it for you.

Check out the video and let us know what you think.


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Not usually.,,although "freak" things have happened.


Just a few trials....rifled barrlel vs/smooth bore, rifled choke tube vs. smooth bore, and my brother's old Browning action rifled 12ga.

More times than not, the basic "Foseter" type slugs did worse in the rifled versions. Can say the same wad screwed onbto the base slugs. Likely spin disturbs the "rock in a sock"forward dynamics of foster type slug.
 

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I had good results with cation rifled choke tubes, remington rifled barrels and hastings rifled barrels. All three would shoot better than a smooth bore shot barrel or a smooth bore slug barrels. They work best with Winchester and Active slugs in my experience. Remington slugs from what I know are .690" The others are larger. Another secret is to lube the slugs. This keeps lead from building up. Leading in a rifled barrel from foster slugs is horrible. Accuracy was usually wrecked in 5 shots without lube. I always used Crisco as a lube. It would leave a white streak through the air from the gun to the target. That always opened a few eyes at the turkey shoots. I learned all of this from a friends dad with a remington 1100 with a hastings barrel named Bonebuster. That was the shotguns name, not my friends dad. That shotgun killed a lot of deer. I am pretty sure it still is.
 

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This is an auto post by a vendors bot, not a person seeking discussion folks.
 
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