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Smooth Bore - Full Choke and Slugs

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I will be hunting with a Mossberg 695 and I want to take my wife with me and my 12 Ga Mossberg 500 w/ rifled barrel is too much gun for her.

My father has given me an old 16 Ga, bolt action shotgun with a full choke (forgive me for not having the name). What i was wondering was can slugs be shot through it and if so what type: fosters, rifled, sabots?

I have heard several different opinions about this: see links below from people who say yes you can. ... ?read=5125

I also have a youth model Mossberg 500 20 ***** w/ 3 choke tubes. Would this be a better gun for her and which choke tube and what type of slugs?

Thanks for all the help. This is a wonderful site.
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USMC, hey dont listen to all those guys that say not to shoot a slug through a full choke. i have been shootin slugs through my single shot 2 3/4" 12 g with a really full choke (with turkey loads at 35 yards it patterns same as my dads benelli with 3" at 40 yards with a turkey choke so i know its a tight choke) for 4 years now. i have shot about 55-60 slugs through it (i like to practise a bit be4 each season) and it still patterns the exact same as be4 i shot a single slug through it.

i use challenger 2 3/4" rifled slugs with an attacted wad....i dunno if u can get them in the US but here in ontario they r the most popular smooth bore slug.

if ya can get the challengers cuz ive heard from many ppl that they r made for tighter choked guns so u dont have to worry about damaging yer gun.


BTW.....i can shoot 5 times at a target 75 yards away and make 4" groups and it got a single bead only. pretty good for a no name single shot that i traded a 12 pack of beer for eh....
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