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Justin562
07-15-2008, 11:54 AM
I recently bought a mossberg 500a "tatical" shotgun with a 18.5" barrel.
I'm wondering if the barrel can take 2 3/4 rifled slugs?
I guess the question should be "what can't I shoot out my mossberg"?
Any info would be of great help. Thanks -J

mecam
07-15-2008, 12:02 PM
smooth bore barrel = rifled slugs.

Justin562
07-15-2008, 12:03 PM
thank you

Spyder
07-15-2008, 12:04 PM
Hell, the mossberg is so bad *** you could shoot 20g out of a 12g barrel!

NO. Don't do it. You'll die.

Yea, you can shoot slugs out of it. Wouldn't want to out of a full choked barrel, but being the "tactical", I'd assume its got a wider choke.

Heavy_Grinder
07-15-2008, 12:05 PM
1st. Wrong Forum (We do have a shotgun forum)

2nd. Search is your friend

3rd. It's been discussed before http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=1290015#post1290015

Shane916
07-15-2008, 12:09 PM
Hell, the mossberg is so bad *** you could shoot 20g out of a 12g barrel!

NO. Don't do it. You'll die.

Yea, you can shoot slugs out of it. Wouldn't want to out of a full choked barrel, but being the "tactical", I'd assume its got a wider choke.

How would you die? :D

Probably mess up the gun but, 20ga are smaller then 12ga.

Timberland
07-15-2008, 6:20 PM
Its the hunter saftey class nightmare, 20 gauge drops in the barell, then 12ga goes behind, result == KB.

Also get some 3 inch rifled slugs. I hit targets at 200 meeters with them.

mister dize
07-15-2008, 7:52 PM
The Mossber 18.5" security barrel has a cylinder choke (no choke), and Mossberg recommends using an improved cylinder choke for best accuracy with rifled slugs in a smooth barrel.

But hopefully you're not shooting too far in a security-type situation.

bigthaiboy
07-15-2008, 10:50 PM
I've accurately shot 3" Magnum rifled slugs out of my Mossberg Persuader 20" smoothbore barrel at melons at 50yds.

3" slug + melon = 20ft of melon puree.

CalNRA
07-16-2008, 12:56 AM
i do it in my 500 all the time. Slug+short 18 inch barrell+rifle line=people turning heads.

ZOMBIEHUNTER
07-16-2008, 4:07 PM
my mossbergs are accurate with slugs i think full choke is the only one you cant fire slugs out of

sfwdiy
07-16-2008, 4:10 PM
i do it in my 500 all the time. Slug+short 18 inch barrell+rifle line=people turning heads.

Hell yeah. I've got the same Mossberg (500, 18.5" barrel) and I can consistently hit targets out to about 100 yards with rifled slugs. Way more fun at the range than buckshot, in my opinion. Buck just goes everywhere after a certain number of yards.

--Ben