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I have never used buckshot before and was wondering if i would use a field barrel or a smooth bore slug barrel? Any input?

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  • I have never used buckshot before and was wondering if i would use a field barrel or a smooth bore slug barrel? Any input?

    I have never used buckshot before and was wondering if i would use a field barrel or a smooth bore slug barrel? Any input?

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    You should shoot buckshot through a smooth--not rifled--bore. You can choke the barrel down as with regular shot and can even use a rifled choke tube. But don't shoot buckshot, or any shot for that matter, through a rifled slug barrel. The results will disappoint you.

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    • #3
      John obviously knows more about it than me, but I would add that if you're using very large buckshot you shouldn't choke it too much, or it'll scatter the group.

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      • #4
        -HFT and John covered it.
        -Just one more thing to add: Make sure buckshot is legal to use where you live for whatever you plan on doing.

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        • #5
          I heard that shooting buckshot through a rifled barrel will really lead-up your lanes and grooves. Also, shooting a sabot slug through a smooth bore will be terrible results. A slug can shoot through a smooth bore at a good distance but not like a rifled barrel; I would not suggest shooting a slug through anything choked more than modified. Hope this covered a good catch-all.

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          • #6
            Hi...


            Right...smooth bore only for buckshot. As for what choke to use...at what distance might you be shooting?


            The closer the range, the more open the bore.

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