View Full Version : remmy 870 express rifled or smooth barrell

08-21-2008, 3:04 PM
which one is it? I'm suppsed to use sabot if rifle barell. Rifle slug if smooth barell ya?

08-22-2008, 12:28 PM
Yes, if you have a rifled barrel, you should use sabot slugs. If your gun is a cylinder/smooth bore, you should use rifled or Foster slugs.

You can also get a smooth bore barrel with interchangeable rifled and cylinder choke tubes, which would allow you to use all of the above types of slugs-- but usually with less than optimal accuracy as compared to a fully rifled barrel.

08-22-2008, 3:12 PM
You can shoot sabots in a smoothbore but you generally lose the accuracy which is the reason you would be shooting a sabot in the first place. However, I have seen one smoothbore shoot sabots remarkably well. About 2" groups at 75yards.

"Rifled" Foster type slugs generally shoot poorly in a rifled barrel. The grooves cast/swaged in the slug don't grab the swallow rifling and/or run contrary to each other.