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    12 gauge slug accuracy

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    What kind of accuracy do you guys get.

    I was somewhat impressed by my Benelli Supernova Pump with an Aimpoint T1 and Winchester slugs grouped 75 mm at 75 yards smooth bore.

    Anyone tried a rifled barrel?
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    Ive had quite a play with slugs and load my own, bit of an art to get the roll crimp right,
    I can get, with quality slugs, and sights about 3-6" groups at 100yards, about 10-12inch groping with no sights. with my 16, 12 gauge smooth bore's,

    Rifled shotguns can be very accurate, I had a play with a browning A bolt 12ga for a week, that belonged to an work mate, we had it shooting 1-2" groups with 4 shots at 100 yards. very impressive.
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    what about trying a rifled choke in your smooth bore?

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    I usually average a fist sized group at 50yds off hand, accurate enough given the rounds effective range. Never tried a rifled 12 gauge.

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    Gun City had rifle barreled Mossberg 88s for $550 not long ago but they all got snatched up really fast after people started getting buyback money. I'm planning to snag one if they get them back in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    what about trying a rifled choke in your smooth bore?
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    Cant find any rifled choke tubes in NZ.

    No really positive info on the interweb regarding rifled choke tubes.

    I suppose if you do what I do slug, buckshot, slug, buckshot, in the mag the rifled barrel or choke might not be a good idea, you can also throw in some bird shot at a moments notice.

    Great all rounder in thick cover.

    I was interested in any feed back but will probably stick with the 18" smooth bore.

    Appreciate the feed back cheers.
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    I used a Browning rifled barrel slug gun in the US for whitetail outside the rifle season. From memory it was a 20 gauge with 300 grain Remington slugs. With the v sights it grouped about 3 inches at 50 yards. Not great, but fine in Missouri oak forest where I shot most of my deer inside 30 yards. It certainly hit hard. Made a fun change from traditional rifles, but no more accurate than my bow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtightg View Post
    Cant find any rifled choke tubes in NZ.

    No really positive info on the interweb regarding rifled choke tubes.

    I suppose if you do what I do slug, buckshot, slug, buckshot, in the mag the rifled barrel or choke might not be a good idea, you can also throw in some bird shot at a moments notice.

    Great all rounder in thick cover.

    I was interested in any feed back but will probably stick with the 18" smooth bore.

    Appreciate the feed back cheers.
    NO NO NO NO NO.....rifled barrels give huge DONOUGHT shaped patterns at 25 yards at 50 yards you could stand in middle of it!!!!
    awesome with correct slugs but SUCK with buckshot and are even worse with birdshot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    NO NO NO NO NO.....rifled barrels give huge DONOUGHT shaped patterns at 25 yards at 50 yards you could stand in middle of it!!!!
    awesome with correct slugs but SUCK with buckshot and are even worse with birdshot.
    I was interested in any feed back but will probably stick with the 18" smooth bore.

    Appreciate the feed back cheers.
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