What years was the Model 120 Magnum made and does anyone make rifled barrels to fit this action?
I have just purchased a Model 120 myself, and have been looking to gather some information. So far I have found that the Marlin Model 120 was released to sale in 1972 for a whopping $150. I found this information from an ad from an old magazine that was for sale on e-bay.
The Model 120 shotgun, manufactured in 12 ga. only, was introduced in 1972 with limited production; full production followed in 1973. It was cataloged through 1985 (not sure about '86 and '87) but did not appear in the 1988 catalog. There were a variety of barrels made by Marlin for this gun including 26" IC, 28" M and 30" F with rib, as well as 28", 30" and 40" (later shortened to 38") plain barrels. A 26" slug barrel with rifle-type sights was offered in 1973, and later was shortened to 20". These were not rifled tubes, but rather bored to handle slugs and buckshot. They included a provision for scope installation as well. I have owned one of these guns since its introduction in 1972. In the mid-late 1980's I began a concerted effort to find a slug barrel for it. None of the aftermarket barrel makers have ever offered one (at least that I am aware of). I was lucky enough to find a modified plain barrel that somebody had shortened to 20" and installed front and rear sights onto at a gun show about 20 years ago. I have never seen a slug gun for sale and occasionally see a 26"-30" gun advertised on one of the Internet gun sites at prices ranging from $200 - $275. I believe that the gun was underrated as it is every bit as well made as its competitors.
There are no barrels being produced for the 120. However, there are some available on eBay and other places from time to time. Usually, the 26", 28" and 30" barrels go for less than $100, but the MXR 38" and 40" go for around $200 each. Slug barrels $125 to $150 smooth bore, and $250+ for a custom rifled slug barrel. If you need help finding one, e-mail me, email@example.com
Can you shoot a 10 gauge magnum rifled slug shotgun shell in a full choke 10 gauge magnum Marlin super goose gun?
It is generally not advisable to shoot slugs through a full choke, although people argue about this all the time. Personally I use IC choke for Foster slugs. Sabot slugs are designed to be used in rifled barrels only. You can but it proves a little dangerous. But the biggest factor is that the lead slug squeezes through such a small hole it deforms and your accuracy goes to crap.
Rifled slugs were designed for smooth bore barrels because they lack rifling. Sabot slugs are made for rifled bores but they can fire through smooth bores with loss of accuracy. I am not sure about rifled slugs in a rifled barrel because I think the bullets rifling can improperly connect with the bores rifling and you risk scratching the barrel.
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…
Shotguns are smooth bored firearms, for the most part. Rifled slug barrels are available. For most of them the answer is no as they are scatter guns. meaning they are meant to hit a large area at short range. They have no real use for accuracy due to the scatter and it would be both pointless and impossible to cause the shotgun pellets to rotate.
Yes. That's the only type of shotgun you should fire a sabot slug from. Rifled shotguns are intended for rifled slugs only. Actually, the opposite is true. Rifled slugs are preferred for smooth barreled shotguns. The 'rifling' on the slug is actually just fins that permit the slug to squeeze through the choke on the shotgun barrel. Sabot slugs are intended for rifled barrels, as they will give better accuracy. Some sabots may be used…
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…
A smoothbore is cheaper and works just as well when using regular shot. A rifled shotgun barrel only helps if you are going to be firing slugs, but if you are it improves performance considerably, giving the slug near-rifle accuracy. If you can afford it and plan to be using slugs the rifled barrel can be well worth it and gives you much more versitility.
Smooth bore tank barrels use sabot rounds that have fins to stabilize its self, less accuracy more range and have a long life span and easier to clean, more used for anti tank. Rifled has less range but way better accuracy using more anti personnel, it can use at rounds like HEAT but their less effective with a rotational spin on them, wears out over time.
A rifled barrel means that there are multiple small grooves cut into the inside of the barrel in a spinning motion. The number of grooves, rate of twist, and wether it is counter clockwise or clockwise depends on the caliber and manufacturer. The reason you rifle barrels is to put spin on the bullet so that it is more stable during flight.
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.
I have no personal experience with this. What follows is information from a reputable local gun dealer. Rifled barrels are designed primarily for use with sabot slugs. Buckshot will not harm a rifled barrel because in the barrel, the plastic wadding holding the shot together will be the only portion of the projectile(s) in contact with the barrel. Firing rifled lead slugs will lead to difficult (nearly impossible) to clean out accumulations of lead in…
Yes; however, the Remington Coppersolid slug is designed for shotguns with fully rifled barrels. A rifled barrel is not standard on the 1300 Defender but is available as a replacement. The Coppersolid slug can be fired from a 1300 with a standard smooth bore barrel, but long range accuracy will suffer.
A rifle musket is a musket that has a rifled barrel. Until the mid 19th century, the standard infantry weapon of most of the world's armies was a smoothbore, long-barreled, muzzleloading musket with a relatively large bore. Rifles, with shorter barrels and smaller bores were also in use, but primarily by specialized troops. With the invention of the Minie style bullet, which allowed much faster loading than the traditional patched ball, the more accurate rifling…
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.