Made of some lightweight material (usually high strength plastic in small caliber rifles, (see SLAP Saboted light armor penetrator), shotguns and muzzle loader ammunition; aluminium, steel, and carbon fiber reinforced plastic for modern anti-tank kinetic energy ammunition; and, in classic times, wood or papier-mâché – in muzzle loading cannons).- Sabot (firearms)
Use of a smoothbore shotgun with a rifled slug or, alternatively, a rifled barrel shotgun with a sabot slug, improves accuracy to 100 m or more.- Shotgun
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A slug barrel is a shotgun barrel that is designed primarily to fire slugs instead of shot, and is usually rifled.
Bolt action and single shot break-open designs are particularly accurate, and with modern saboted slugs designed for use only with rifled barrels, the modern slug gun offers nearly the accuracy of a typical rifle, though at shorter ranges.
A modern shotgun slug is a heavy projectile made of lead, copper, or other material and fired from a shotgun.
Many of these slugs are saboted sub-caliber projectiles, resulting in greatly improved external ballistics performance.