Can you shoot a rifled slug from a model 300 Ted Williams shotgun?
You can shoot a rifled slug out of a smooth bored barrels only. You want to have an improved or modified choke on when shooting a rifled slug. It helps the rotaion and accuracy of the slug. Never use a rifled slug in a rilfed barrel. You could destroy your gun if the rilfing in the gun and slug do not match. This is not a gamlbe I am willing to take with any of my guns.
Unless your barrel has been fitted with a poly-choke (adjustable by turning) there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to shoot rifled slugs in your Model 10 Remington shotgun. Don't expect to see tack-driving accuracy with so-called rifled slugs though. Start out shooting at paper plates from 50 yards as you'll need to find out where to hold the front bead in relation to the target (paper plate).
I have a 60 with a poly-choke, and the manual says slugs can be shot out of it, as long as you open the choke to "cylinder". By "newer slugs" do you mean sabots? I'd be very careful. I'm pretty sure sabots for shotguns were not in existence when the JC HIggins model 60 was first manufactured (mid 1950's), so it's probably an "unknown". A rifled slug will spin even when fired out of a…
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.
Will it damage anything to shoot a rifle slug through a smooth bore barrel with a rifled choke tube?
Sabot slugs are made for rifled barrels. Using regular slugs and rifled slugs over time will deposit lead in the rifling grooves inside the barrel gradually hurting your accuracy. Using the sabot slugs greatly improves accuracy making it possible to shoot accurately at 100 yards. It makes your shotgun into a rifle in a way. Hope this helps.
Yes you can, I own a Remington 870 wingmaster with a 27" smoothbore barrel and it shoots rifled 1oz slugs all day, and fairly accurately. The only thing you cannot shoot through it is sabbot slugs but the nice thing about having a gun like yours is that you can go from slugs to 00 buck shot to bird shot without changing barrels. Good luck and happy shooting
Rifled Slugs are meant for smooth bore barrels mainly. The rifled slug is made of lead and so if you shoot it through a rifled barrel the lead touching the rifling will cause some of the lead to peal off and can build up over a very short period of time. Also the facft that you are shooting a rifled slug through a rifled barrel would cause the bullet to become extremely unstable and inaccurate…
Answer Shotguns don't have sights. Just a bead at the front of the barrel. Incorrect. Some shotguns do just have a bead at the muzzle's end ... but, shotguns do indeed have aiming sights available. Typically, a shotgun designed to shoot rifled slugs will have conventional, adjustable iron sights with the rear sight mounted in the area above the trigger & and a blade sight ... sometimes with a colored line on the front sight…
You probably could, but if you were trying to get the best out of your rifled barrel I would think that going to a saboted slug would give better performance. In general, rifled slugs are intended to go through a smooth bore and the twist rates of a rifled slug against a rifled barrel may not agree.