FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Shotgun Choke FAQCan you shoot slugs through a modified choke?
Bill asked 6 days ago
Can a slug be fired through a choke?

5 Answers
Olson Staff answered 6 days ago
Yes, you can shoot slugs through a modified choke, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
 
Can you shoot slugs through a modified choke?
 
– First, the slug will have less spin and thus be less stable in flight, so your accuracy may suffer.
– Second, the Restrictor Ring or “Modified” Choke constricts the shot column more than an Improved Cylinder or Full choke, so some pellet deformation may occur. This could cause pellets to fly erratically and impact the target at off-center locations.
– Finally, because of the lessenedspin imparted to the slug by the Modified Choke, greater shot dispersion is likely to occur beyond 40 yards or so; shots taken at long-range targets might spread out more than you expect. If long-range shooting is your goal, you’re better off switching to a rifled slug barrel or choke tube.

Jordan Staff answered 6 days ago
Can I shoot slugs through a modified choke?
The answer is yes, but there are some things you should keep in mind first. Modified chokes have a more constricted bore than full chokes, so accuracy may suffer somewhat. Also, because the choke is more constricted, wear and tear on your gun’s barrel may be increased. If you plan on shooting slugs through a modified choke regularly, investing in a good quality barrel brush and cleaning rod would be a wise idea. Finally, remember that not all guns are designed to shoot slugs safely. So if you’re unsure about your particular gun, seek the advice of a qualified gunsmith.
 
Can you shoot slugs through a modified choke?
 
What is the difference between a full choke and a modified choke?
A full choke has a more constricted bore than a modified choke, which means that it will provide better accuracy when shooting. However, because the bore is more constricted, there is also increased wear and tear on the gun’s barrel. So if you plan on shooting frequently with a full choke, it’s important to keep this in mind and take good care of your barrel.

Antony Staff answered 6 days ago

Shooting slugs through a modified choke is possible, but it’s not recommended. Here’s why.

A modified choke is designed to constrict the shot pattern to create a more dense and focused impact at mid-range distances. This is ideal for hunting purposes, as it increases the chances of taking down game with fewer pellets. When shooting slugs through a modified choke, however, that constriction can cause problems. The tightness of the choke can cause deformation of the slug as it travels down the barrel, which can in turn lead to accuracy problems.

Plus, the added back pressure from shooting a slug through a modified choke can put stress on the shotgun itself and potentially shorten its lifespan.

So, if you’re planning on doing any slug shooting, it’s best to stick with an improved cylinder or open choke.

Cruz Staff answered 6 days ago
Yes, you can shoot slugs through a modified choke. However, you may experience slightly reduced accuracy and velocity due to the tighter constriction of the choke. Additionally, modified chokes are not recommended for use with rifled slugs, as they can cause extensive wear and tear on the barrels of guns. If you do choose to shoot slugs through a modified choke, make sure to clean your gun thoroughly afterward to avoid any buildup of residue.

Lewis Staff answered 6 days ago
Yes, you can shoot slugs through a modified choke. Many people do just that for hunting and self-defense purposes. The important thing to remember is that modified chokes are not advisable for use with steel shots due to the potential for damage to the gun. If you do opt to use a modified choke with slugs, be sure to use a lead shot only.