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?shooting lead shot in a rifled barrel?

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  1. BustClays

    BustClays Member

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    I have an Ithaca model 87 deerslayer with fixed, rifled barrel. No longer live and hunt in NY and was thinking about using it as a home defense gun here in FL. I would want to load it with both shot and slugs but I am wondering if the shot will "bung" it up any. Obviously, I don't plan on using it very much, most of the targets here are gray and slow moving.

    bustclays

    ps,,,, I guess that the wad from shot would be much different from the wad used with slugs?
     
  2. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Won't hurt the bore any but it'll throw "donut" patterns.

    John C. Saubak
     
  3. blizzard

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    Sabot slugs are made specifically for rifled bores and chokes. They have a "key" that fits into the lands and grooves of a rifled barrel causing the projectile to spin. As compared to a regular wad or shotcup, they are very different. Thanks John and sarge. I always wondered myself what the results would look like.
     
  4. blizzard

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    You're right sarge . I butchered that one. I was speaking of the way a Lightfield slug works, and going from memory, which didn't serve me . Lightfields sabots are keyed to the slug, not keyed to the l&g. My bad.
     
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