Birdshot in a slug barrel.

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Okie1297
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Birdshot in a slug barrel.

Post by Okie1297 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:39 pm

I know it’s not ok to use birdshot in a rifled slug barrel but what about a smooth bore slug barrel. Would that be ok. Say I was in a survival situation where I only have a slug barrel and I had bird shot. I Know it wouldn’t be ideal but I could use it in a survival situation. I do have a 26” barrel I’m just curious what would happen.

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Re: Birdshot in a slug barrel.

Post by mikelee8815 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:00 pm

It's safe as long as its smooth bore. The pattern would be very spread out. So self defense situation and in close it would work.

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Re: Birdshot in a slug barrel.

Post by Scorpion8 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:24 pm

Okie1297 wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:39 pm
Say I was in a survival situation where I only have a slug barrel and ....
You do what you need to survive then. I wouldn't worry about my barrel if it was any sort of life-or-death situation.
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