So I need to get a new barrel for slugs, the smoothbore are so much cheaper but I've never muched looked into the accuracy of a smoothbore slug barrel versus rifled bore. Any input on the subject in terms of accuracy at deer ranges (say up to 100, 120 yards?)
Post by prairie calls on Jul 21, 2005 19:18:37 GMT -5
Clark I have both types I have killed about a equal amount of deer with each but most shots have been close. I do know when I take the gun to the range that I site my smooth bore in at 60 yards I shoot a 2 3/4" Rem 1 oz. slugger I can still hit the paper at 100 yards but it is low by about 6" and not real consistant not sure about the knock down power but I would bet it is lower by allot. The rifled barrel gun I site in at 100yards and it is real consistant there for that one I'm using 3" Winchester supreme sabot it's about 4" high at 60 yards. I hunt on the ground for gun season for the most part and the gun's sited this way work well for me. If I was going to do most of my shooting at 100+ yards I would go for the rifled barrel it will be more accurate at farther yards.
I have used both. Depends on distance and cover being hunted. Smooth bores and the big heavy slugs are good in heavy brush but if you will be making many shots out past 60 yds I would buy the rifled barrel and shoot the lighter Sabots. I shot 3" win. Sabot mags out of my rifled 835 and it was deadly. I shot Rottweill (SP) Brenneke (SP) rifled slugs out of my Remmy 870 smooth bore and it did a good job but they are still more of a short range item.
thanks for the input. common sense says the rifled will be better, but i had found nothing on how much better. the range estimate i gave would be on the extreme upper end, i know typically shotgun hunting is a good deal closer than scoped rifle but i figured i'd just toss the farthest i could conceive to get the best idea.
MichaelD: I'm very surprised to find the site still up ,haven't been here myself in a couple years
Dec 24, 2016 16:29:28 GMT -5
huntingxpac: Times to get big buck on vacation
Dec 26, 2016 17:13:17 GMT -5
Leroy1989: Turkey Calls is divided into 3 main types, to find out what the easiest to use, as well as the pros and cons of each type, you can refer to this article (Reviews and Advice: Select the Best Turkey Calls)
Dec 31, 2016 5:55:50 GMT -5
brianph: Hi i just joined this group,,, it seems it has very little activity can any one recomend a very busy or popular hunting group
Feb 28, 2017 7:17:40 GMT -5
outdoorsman260: Pretty much a ghost town, Mike. My last pop in was about 6 months ago.
Apr 13, 2017 21:07:28 GMT -5
heatguy: Hi, can anyone recommend a group that requires heating for their cabins, tents or non permanent structures? I have a heater that will work for them that doesn't use electricity , just diesel.
Jul 26, 2017 14:19:29 GMT -5
alexramsey: Hello fellow hunters! Im new here! glad to see you guys
Aug 12, 2017 22:48:21 GMT -5
jeniffer123: Really nice post for dog lover and trainer.
Oct 11, 2017 12:28:22 GMT -5
rikus: Hi everyone we have a new hunting safari in South Africa please feel free to visit us at www.Savhs.co.za
Dec 9, 2017 9:00:11 GMT -5
madbeaver: This is a quiet forum....is anyone out there?
Dec 12, 2017 23:26:09 GMT -5
madbeaver: Just found a great podcast with Randy Newberg and the highlander hunting crew, for those of you that don't know how to podcast, the link is on this page: highlanderhunting.wordpress.com/
Jan 10, 2018 23:29:04 GMT -5
alberts: Hi, friends! was in Russia on hunting in this year. Used the Agency POWERINHUNT. No problem! I brought home a bear! Tell me, did someone address them?
Jun 9, 2018 4:41:01 GMT -5
souforce: Hi everyone I'm a beginner of hunting, can you give me some advice about hunting accessories? I plan to buy a riflescope from this website：https://www.souforce-hunting.com/c/riflescopes-0388
Apr 22, 2019 1:49:14 GMT -5
goodobjects: A newbie here. If you guys in need of hunting knives I have 2 up for grabs I would love to get your professional perspectives about hunting and would love sharing mine as well
May 6, 2019 8:47:56 GMT -5