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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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I would not shoot any slug through a full choke barrel, especally the foster type slugs. Shooting slugs through a barrel that is choked to tight will tear up the thin lining on the inside of the barrel.

I would let her shoot the 20 gauge with the most open choke tube you have for the gun. Typically this will be Improved Cylinder. Shoot a rifled slug through an unrifled barrel.

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