Will Foster slugs damage a rifled barrel?
The “rifling” and soft lead construction of a foster slug will foul the rifling in your barrel. It can potentially build up enough to cause pressure issues. Depending on the gun, some will foul more than others depending on the condition of the bore.
What slugs do I use in a rifled barrel?
Definitely, a sabot slug should always be used in a rifled shotgun barrel. You can also use sabot slugs in a smoothbore barrel but most hunters see it as a waste of money to do so.
Do rifled slugs damage barrel?
No. The “rifling” is there to allow the slug to deform enough to pass thru a choke and does not interact with a smooth barrel in any significant way.
Are Foster slugs rifled?
A ‘Foster slug, invented by Karl M. Foster in 1931, and patented in 1947 (U.S. Patent 2,414,863) is a type of shotgun slug designed to be fired through a smoothbore shotgun barrel, even though it commonly labeled as a “rifled” slug. A rifled slug is for smooth bores and a sabot slug is for rifled barrels.
What happens if you shoot rifled slugs in a rifled barrel?
Your gun won’t explode if you end up shooting sabot slugs out of a smooth bore barrel or, vice versa, if you shoot rifled slugs out of a rifled barrel. It just won’t be accurate.
Can you shoot buckshot through a rifled slug barrel?
If a person asks, “Can I use a rifled barrel to shoot buckshot?”, the answer is, “Yes, but it will cause a very large increase in pattern size.” And, past 12 yards, you would probably miss with more buckshot than you will hit with. And remember, you are responsible for every round of shot that goes down range.
How accurate are rifled slug barrels?
Your expected range of accuracy for any box of slugs you grab in a store should be about 50 yards. This is an average range for the typical field gun with a smooth barrel and bead sight, shooting any brand of ammunition picked at random.