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Posted On: 10/26/2020
A: Hello Benny! 12 Gauge slug and buckshot shells are extremely hard to find these days. It's the pandemic, civil unrest, and upcoming election all coming together at once. But we are still regularly getting slugs in stock. I hope you'll check in again soon to see what we can do for you!
Posted On: 4/17/2020
By: Christopher Truesdale
A: Sabot slugs are typically used in rifled bore shotguns. A sabot slug is fitted inside of a little plastic cylinder that covers it on all sides except its frontal area. The plastic cylinder engages with the bore's riflings to rotate the sabot slug, thus stabilizing it for a straighter trajectory. Upon exiting the barrel, the plastic cylinder cleanly detaches from its projectile. In comparison, a rifled slug lacks a plastic cylinder.
Posted On: 6/26/2012
By: John Heron
A: While these SST sabot slugs will definitely fire in a smoothbore shotgun barrel, the manufacturer (Hornady) recommends their use only in rifled barrels for accuracy purposes. The difference is that with a smoothbore barrel, the slug will not rotate while in flight. It would be like throwing a football without a spiral. You can throw the ball, but it will not likely go as far or hit its mark. If you bought this product from us and would like to return it, please send an e-mail to email@example.com and we'll take care of you.