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Old 07-15-2011, 10:20 PM
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After shooting a few rifled slugs out of my smooth bore barrel I notice what appears to be wear marks. They're about 2" from the end of the barrel. Is this normal or maybe just an accumulation of lead from the slugs?
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Rifled slugs are intended to be used from smoothbore shotgun barrels. Sabot slugs need a rifled barrel for proper stabilization. Barrel leading is common. You're good to go
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Is it a cylinder bore or improved cylinder bore? I don't see much a reason for it to build up there if its a cylinder bore. Do you have removable chokes?
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Your fine, its just burned powder. The lead would give before your blued steel barrel does.
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If your shotgun has any kind of choke then where it get's tight around the slug is going to show sign's from that
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No, there's no choke, I ran a cleaning rod with the brass bristle tip down it a few times. Didn't remove it all, feels as much like wear as it does build up. I'm not too concerned though, was a cheap gun, I'll fire some more rounds through it soon and see how it looks.
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After shooting a few rifled slugs out of my smooth bore barrel I notice what appears to be wear marks. They're about 2" from the end of the barrel. Is this normal or maybe just an accumulation of lead from the slugs?

Rifled slugs are made for non-rifled barrels...the rifleing is on the slug...
I bet what you have is not wear it is lead from the slugs
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That shotgun should tell ya what choke it is? take a Dime and see if it fits tight -

I have shot many slugs in full and modified barrels with no issues. However, When you say Cheap gun - that is a red flag. Safety first...

The marks are from the lead slug where the barrel gets tight (choke)

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Try one of these to clean with, it's called a tornado brush (top pic) and its good for removing lead.

I only use this when I have a lead build-up. I use a bronze or fiber brush for most of my cleaning

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Melted on wad and leading No big deal Happens to everyones shotgun.

Dont worry about it Scrub it with a brush 'n bore cleaner, swab it, lightly oil it Youre fine!
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