Are rifled shotgun barrels worth it?

Are rifled shotgun barrels worth it?

A person would use a rifled barrel if they are looking at shooting longer distances. Here at the gun shop, we tell folks that if you’re planning on taking shots over 100 yards, then a rifled barrel is a good option to consider. Thus, it would be more accurate when your target is at a greater distance.

Will rifled slugs damage a rifled barrel?

Standard Foster (not Brenneke)rifled slugs are very soft. 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.

Can you shoot shot through a rifled slug barrel?

Shooting buckshot and birdshot out of a rifled barrel won’t harm the barrel in the least. But… your shot patterns may not be the best, and you may get excessive leading in the rifling, which might hurt your accuracy when shooting slugs. Also, lead streaks can be very difficult to clean out of a barrel.

Can a Mossberg 835 Ulti Mag shoot slugs?

Yes, and with sabots or rifled slugs, the more “open” the choke tube, the better the accuracy (“Improved Cylinder” recommended.) Dedicated fully rifled slug barrels are available for the 935™ and 835® models.

Are rifled slugs more accurate?

This stabilizes the bullet, allowing for vastly superior accuracy, less drop and a longer effective range. In fact, even average-quality sabot slugs fired through a rifled barrel can reliably accomplish 3-inch groups at 100 yards and 6-inch groups at 200 yards!

Are rifled slugs accurate?

How accurate are rifled slug barrels?

Rifled shotgun barrels can be capable of excellent practical accuracy, often printing 3-shot groups within 2” or better at 100 yards, which is well within the ethical limits for hunting accuracy at the closer hunting distances typically seen in these locales.

Can you shoot double ought buck out of a rifled slug barrel?

Super Moderator. Yes you can shoot buckshot through it without any ill effects. The rifled barrel will cause the shot column to spin, which will open up your pattern and lessen the effective range of your buckshot.

How long should a slug barrel be?

Barrel Length: Keep it fairly short. A 21- to 24-inch barrel will handle well even if you’re tucked into the brush or hiding in a tree.

Why buy a Mossberg 930 slugster?

Mossberg’s American-made, semi-auto 930 Slugster offers the slug gun hunter do-it-all versatility with high-end performance at a low-end price. There are many slugs-only areas of the country and in them Mossberg’s 930 Slugster has earned an enviable reputation for comfortable shooting and solid accuracy.

Can You mount a scope on a Mossberg 930?

“ [All] 930 hunting receivers are drilled and tapped for a Picatinny rail mount,” notes Miles. “However, the best method for mounting a scope on a deer shotgun is to use a cantilevered barrel like the 930 Slugster with the integral scope base from Mossberg.”

What kind of barrel does a slugster have?

One of the Slugster’s features that make the barrel change-out so practical is that the rifled barrel comes with a cantilevered scope mount attached directly to it. “ [All] 930 hunting receivers are drilled and tapped for a Picatinny rail mount,” notes Miles.

How are slugs stabilized in a 930?

This type of slug is stabilized by having the bulk of its weight toward its front like a badminton shuttlecock. Like the Kent, this type of slug is suitable for smoothbores, and like the Kent, didn’t shoot well in the 930’s rifled barrel.

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