O/T What choke for shooting slugs from smooth barrel?

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O/T What choke for shooting slugs from smooth barrel?

Post by LondonDave » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:45 pm

I guess the subject line kind of says it all.

When shooting slugs from a smooth barrel shot gun what choke does one use?

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Post by Cossack » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:58 pm

It depends what the individual gun 'likes'. While I've had good results with an open choke (cylinder) have also seen guns with full chokes shoot respectably. With a smoothbore use the Forseter slugs (non saboted).

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Post by Crockett&boon » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:20 pm

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Post by Pydpiper » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:33 am

I would say cylinder bore, aren't most most dedicated smooth bore slug barrels fixed cylinder? I know mine is.
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Post by bait pile willie » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:55 am

the ad for challenger slugs says safe to use in anykind of choked barrel.the is a lot of info on www.brennekeusa.com about slugs. has anybody used federal tru ball slugs?

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Post by Boo » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:03 am

The non-standardization of both bores, chokes and slugs requires experimentation. The most accurate combination is where the slug fits the bore and choke the closest.
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Post by Pydpiper » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:26 am

There, glad we got that all sorted out. :D
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Post by farmer54 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:28 pm

I use a improved cylinder in my shotgun with foster slugs

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Post by Wayne B » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:42 pm

I would have to agree with Cossack and Boo. I've shot a lot of slugs out of a lot of different shotguns. It's a learning process with each one. The only thing you'll find is "what the hell do you do with the rest of the box of shells that don't fly so well? " Kind of like the experimental arrows. :D

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Post by LondonDave » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:52 pm

Thanks for all the info guys. Looks like it's going to be a bit of trial and error.

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Post by Allan » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:44 pm

I have an old winchester single shot 12 gauge that I have used for all my deer. It is a full choke and I can hold a 3 inch circle at 60 yards with HOMEMADE sights taped to the barrel.

I tried rifled slugs on my Winchester 120 pump, and I must use a full choke to hold a 3 inch circle at 50 yards. With any other choke, I get strays. I am still not confident enough with this gun to use for deer hunting.

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