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 Post subject: Rifled barrel v smoothbore
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:27 am 
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Hey folks,

I live in Toronto, Canada. Many deer hunters up here use rifled barrels.. I have a smoothbore. How much of a advantage is it to hunt with a rifled barrel and slug over a smoothbore and rifled slug? Is it appreciable? Negligible?

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 Post subject: Re: Rifled barrel v smoothbore
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:35 am 
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I believe the advantages will only be shown at distances beyond 50-75 meters. In my slug experience from work, I was able to hold a 3 inch group of 3 shots at 50m. under 9 inch at 100m. These were shot with the Remington foster slugs, non rifled barrel with rifle sights. You may have defferent results

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 Post subject: Re: Rifled barrel v smoothbore
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:39 am 
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Can you please explain to me what rifle sights are? How are they different from sights in general?

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 Post subject: Re: Rifled barrel v smoothbore
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:15 am 
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rifle sights on the Remington 870 are metal sights as on a rifle barrel. This is an Express model with sythetic stock.

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I don't know if these folks can ship to Canada, but here is a website you can look at to get ideas as to prices here in US.

http://www.barrelexchange.com/

Hope this helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Rifled barrel v smoothbore
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:52 am 
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I have two barrels.........one rifled barrel for deer hunting and a smooth bore for turkey. I get a better/tighter pattern with the rifled barrel at greater distances (over 40 yards) than with my smooth bore. But the smooth bore with my turkey choke is excellent. I own a Mossberg 535/Camo 24"/22" barrels.
p.s. My sights are exactly like the above pictured gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Rifled barrel v smoothbore
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:09 am 
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Depending on your rig, with shots up to 75-100yds I have seen no appreciable difference in deer killing success. The rifled barrel will definitely shoot smaller groups, however. Additionally, I have yet to find a sabot slug that drops them any faster than a .73 cal lead Foster slug...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:20 am 
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Rob one thing about a rifled barrel vs smooth is you can get them with the cantilever for mounting scopes.Put a good Red dot or low power scope on there and you've got a great deer rig easily good to 100+ yds.


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 Post subject: Re: Rifled barrel v smoothbore
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:18 pm 
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NautiBuoys wrote:
Depending on your rig, with shots up to 75-100yds I have seen no appreciable difference in deer killing success. The rifled barrel will definitely shoot smaller groups, however. Additionally, I have yet to find a sabot slug that drops them any faster than a .73 cal lead Foster slug...


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Tell em like it is. {hs# Those sabots are junk compared to Foster's. Especially on dangerous game like hogs.

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