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Old 10-14-2010, 11:28 PM
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Default what chokes can shoot slugs?

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what chokes ar safe to soot rifled slugs?
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:49 PM
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Improved cylinder all the way up to full is fine when shooting slugs.
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Old 10-15-2010, 5:30 AM
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Improved cylinder all the way up to full is fine when shooting slugs.
Disagree completely. Choke more than Modified is borderline unsafe with slugs, beyond full is completely unsafe when shooting slugs.

Slugs through a choke tubed gun can often result in blowing the tube out of the end of the barrel. There are a couple threads here on that point. A full fixed choked, or tighter, and you can wind up with a bulged or even a burst barrel.

Rifled slugs are best shot in Cylinder or Improved Cylinder. A Skeet choke would also work, but barrels choked Skeet are very often not suited for personal defense.
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Old 10-15-2010, 8:31 AM
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actually each slug is going to be different.

obviously a jacketed slug is not going to want to shoot out of a tighter choke, but a 1 ounce rifled slug will be just fine.
look at the boxes of the slugs and it will tell you.
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Old 10-15-2010, 8:43 AM
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It depends on the slug.. if it is a .690 cal Foster, likely anything up to Full is fine. If it is a .710" Foster or other design, I'd go with at most Modified, and Improved is likely better.. They generally design slugs so that they can be squeezed down a bit.. the "rifling" on slugs is not to make it spin but to be less contact area in the case of needing to squeeze down to whatever the choke is.

If I am shooting an all slug stage, I generally use Modified.. but I bought a case of slugs and cut one loose to make sure it goes through "My Choke" and it is finger tight... in other words, I can push the slug through the choke with my finger pressure. I advise anyone else to do the same.
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look at the boxes of the slugs and it will tell you.
actually many dont.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:36 PM
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A 12 gauge is going to have a bore diameter of .729 of an inch if it's at the long recognized industry standard.

A Foster or Brenneke type rifled slug is going to be anywhere from around .690 up to .710 or so, depending on who makes it.

If you consult this chart you will see that the standard constriction at full choke is between .032 and .040 of an inch, again varying from manufacturer to manufacturer

If the bore diameter is .729 and constricts down to .689 in an extreme example of a full choke, and you try to force an ounce of fairly hard lead with a diamter of .710 (again at the extreme) through it at high velocity, you are eventually going to have a problem. Not if, just when. Maybe not the first shot, but you aren't going to really know when until it happens.

Slugs should not be fired out of tightly constricted bores, ever.
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If there isn't a restriction on the box of slugs then you can shoot them through a full choke. No manufacture is going to take the liability of putting out a product that would be unsafe, especially in the firearms industry.
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By browning shotgun owners manual says cilinder only when shooting slugs.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:34 PM
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i have read that CYL choke is best with rifled slugs and buck shot to keep them uniform. but on the box of challenger slugs i have it says can safely be shot from any different choke.
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Rifled slugs are best shot in Cylinder or Improved Cylinder. A Skeet choke would also work, but barrels choked Skeet are very often not suited for personal defense.
Bigdogatplay why is that? Skeet constriction is between C and IC? If the barrels have screw in chokes what difference would it make - why would C and IC shoot a slug better than Sk.
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Old 10-16-2010, 7:33 AM
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Its not the constriction as relates to a Skeet choke. Typically a barrel choked Skeet is going to be suited to that game.... 26 or more inches long. Best defensive lengths, I think we'd agree are 18-22.
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Just get your gun Vang Comped.
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By browning shotgun owners manual says cylinder only when shooting slugs.
Then I'd do what Browning says to do. My Remington and Benelli manuals don't mention choke restrictions and slugs.
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Just get your gun Vang Comped.
Not only won't help, but might hurt muzzle velocity.
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Vang comp makes no sense at all if you are using a pump action.
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explain why it does not makes sense?
inquiring minds want to know
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Why would anyone shoot Slugs, But I would use Full on Slugs & Snails and other Dangerous game...
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snails and slugs are the perfect BB gun target, just make sure you dont eat your own ammo in a ricochet
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