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Sabot slugs
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steve19438    Posted 10-31-2004 at 14:17:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
is it necessary to shoot sabot's through rifled shotgun barrels?


steve19438    Posted 11-01-2004 at 05:10:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
a local sporting goods store has a remington "SS" that remington reccommends for it's 11-87. it's a "new" sabot (i forget the name) and the cost is almost 13 bucks for five rounds! nuts!!!!


kraigWY    Posted 10-31-2004 at 18:55:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sabot slugs are rifled them selves made to be shot through a smoth bore. But having said that, if you want a rifle get a rifle, you want a shot guy get a shotgun. Like working on tractors, use the right tool.


Butch(OH)    Posted 10-31-2004 at 19:08:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kraig in Ohio and a lot of other states in the east it is shotguns only with one projectile per barrel for deer. I have to agree with the right tool deal but our game laws require us to use a cresent wrench so we tweek them as best we can. I was not aware of saboted slugs designed for smooth bores, the ones I played with were designed for rifled bores and didnt shoot for dink in my smoothbore factory slug barrels.


Old John    Posted 11-01-2004 at 03:21:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Yup, that's true in Indiana also.
The Only rifles they allow are Black powder,
over .45 caliber. Shotguns are most prevalent for deer hunting. And, NO Buckshot allowed.
Slugs Only!
DS uses the Remington slugs & hits a gallon jug
every time, at 75/100 yards with them.

Too flat in most areas of Indiana for high velocity rifles. At least that's the position of the DNR. We are overrun with deer too.
They have to have "Hunts" in the State parks,
to thin them out. And they run 30% underweight.
Dam poachers can fill up all their freezers on our back roads out here in the country.
It's a way of life.

'Til Later,
Old John


Willy-N    Posted 10-31-2004 at 22:48:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some of the Sabots are for smooth bore and others for rifled barrles. Here is information on one of the rifled barrle only types;

For generations, big-game hunters have relied on Remington® Core-Lokt centerfire rifle ammunition. Its legendary performance has withstood the test of time and has become the benchmark in which all rifle bullets are compared. It’s only natural that Core-Lokt bullet technology, enter over into the world of shotgun slug ammunition.

The ultimate in shotgun sabot slugs. Ultra-high velocities deliver devastating on-game performance and the tightest groups —1.8" — of any shotgun slug with ultra-flat trajectories. Remington® patented spiral nose cuts ensure consistent 2x expansion over a wide range of terminal velocities, while the sleek, ogive nose delivers high down-range energy retention. The 385-grain bonded bullet yields near 100% weight retention. Flattest shooting slug in existence — 10% better than the nearest competition. Designed for use in fully rifled barrels only. In response to the overwhelming success of the 12-gauge load, this year we’re offering a new 20-gauge, 260-grain load for those who prefer the low recoil of a smaller gauge slug.

They also have them for Smooth Bores and the police like them in there shotguns. There are many manufactures of them. Mark H.



Butch(OH)    Posted 10-31-2004 at 17:55:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
As a rule the sabot slugs work better in rifled barrels. Depends somewhat on the design of the slug and your barrel. Certain brands make work decently in a particular barrel but usualy they dont group well at all. I have had the best luck in smooth bores with either the plain Jane 2 buck rifled slugs or the German Brenike (spelling?)


Dave Smith    Posted 10-31-2004 at 14:49:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No, If you read on the shell box. Remington work best in my 1100 buck barrel. 12ga, 2 3/4, Max dr eq, 1oz, Quote from Remington, (Rifled slugs may be fired through any choke, however improved cylinde provides the best results.These slugs will also performe well in fully rifled barrels and barrels fitte with rifeled choke tubes). I think the fitte is a missprint. I have tried sabots in my buck barreled 1100 and my 11 87 fully rifeled barrel and found they do not hold as good of a group as the rifeled slugs.
This is just my observation, I enjoy target shooting and use up a couple hundred slugs a year. Plus a lot of other calabers also.
Dave <*)))><


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