Do rifled choke tubes improved slug accuracy?

Do rifled choke tubes improved slug accuracy?

It’s common knowledge that rifled slugs are meant for use in smoothbore shotgun barrels, while rifled shotgun barrels and rifled choke tubes are meant to produce better results (meaning better accuracy) with sabot slugs, whose smooth outer surface can better engage the barrel’s rifling.

What is a rifled choke tube?

Product Overview. Carlson’s Rifled Choke Tubes are an extended tube, designed to protect the end of the barrel while stabilizing the slug for enhanced accuracy. Manufactured from 304 high stress stainless steel, these tubes are designed to work with traditional slugs as well as rifled slugs and sabots.

Can I shoot rifled slugs through a full choke?

These should always be shot through rifled barrels. You can shoot them through a Cylinder barrel (no choke), but their accuracy loss doing so is considerable and sabot slugs are more expensive than Foster and Brenneke. At the very least, there should be a rifled extended choke on a smooth bore gun.

How accurate are rifled slugs in a smooth barrel?

Your expected range of accuracy for any box of slugs you grab in a store should be about 50 yards. This is an average range for the typical field gun with a smooth barrel and bead sight, shooting any brand of ammunition picked at random.

Do rifled slugs actually spin?

The angled grooves are the so-called rifling on a “rifled” slug. These slugs predate rifled shotgun barrels, and were designed to be fired through smoothbore shotgun barrels. The bottom line is that yes, rifled slugs to indeed spin in flight, due to rotation imparted by the “rifling” on the exterior of the projectile.

Which is better smooth bore or rifled shotgun?

If you are taking closer shots (less than 100 yards), a smooth bore may be sufficient. The projectile looses energy after a shorter distance than a rifled barrel because it doesn’t have as much spin… and yes, I said it doesn’t have as much spin.

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