Rifled barrels are meant for sabot slugs. Rifled slugs are fired from smoothbore barrels.
12 g sabot slugs. Rifled slugs are for smoothbore barrels.
Shooting rifled slugs is the ONLY way to shoot thru a smoothbore for deer. If you shoot sabot slugs thru a smoothbore, it will not spin and therefore not be accurate. For accuracy, the slug must spin out of the barrel. Either shoot a rifled slug thru a smooth barrel, or shoot a saboted slug thru a rifled barrel.
Yes. Rifled slugs are intended to be fired through a smoothbore barrel. Sabot slugs are intended to be fired through rifled barrels.
Yes, but expect poor accuracy. Rule of thumb- EITHER the projectile OR the bore should be rifled. Rifled slugs do poorly in a rifled barrel, sabots do poorly in a smoothbore.
Although they weren't as accurate, smoothbore "muskets" were easier, faster to reload than a rifled barrel. Less constriction in the barrel without rifling.
Modified frequently gives the best accuracy, but you can use any standard choke. No Extra Full chokes. Rifled slugs use a smoothbore- Sabot slugs a rifled barrel.
Adj. 1. rifled - of a firearm; having rifling or internal spiral grooves inside the barrel smoothbore, unrifled - of a firearm; not having rifling or internal spiral grooves inside the barrel
A rifled slug can be fired from a smoothbore barrel with relative accuracy to about 100 yards. By relative accuracy, I mean that shots can be held in a 5 inch circle. That is about the size of the target zone on a deer. For a rifled barrel, rifled slugs should NOT be used, but sabot slugs can be.
probably not, historicly shotguns are smoothbore if you shoot a slug, THAT would be rifled.
Assuming you mean the Remington 870 shotgun, with a scope- is your barrel rifled? If so, sabot slugs are generally the most accurate. If smoothbore, then rifled slugs will be most accurate.