Steyr and slugs? Steyr Barrel Maker?

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    mmahoney
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    1) Has anyone tried shooting slugs through their Steyr or know of any risks in doing so? I have a Hunting 5 Automatic Scout and lots of slugs left over from testing in other rifles. 

    2) Anyone know who makes the barrel for the Steyr rifles?

    -Thanks

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    Skip-in-WV
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    My Steyr has an LW polygon barrel. Purchased from LW here in the USA. Then had it machined to fit. Here is the contact.

    Lothar Walther Precision Tools, Inc.
    3425 Hutchinson Rd.
    Cumming, GA 30040

    Phone: 770-889-9998
    Fax: 770-889-4919
    E-Mail: [email protected]

     

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    broekzwans
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    A normal steyr won’t be powerful enough to shoot slugs. The maximum velocity with JSB Monster Redesigned is about 240 m/s in standard settings so slugs will have a hard time I guess. There are some options to increase a Steyr LG110s power capabilities but I don’t think those will work on a Steyr Hunting 5 due to the magazine system

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    mmahoney
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    In case anyone else wonders about the results of slugs in the Steyr:

    I tested the 21 grain NSA slugs against my guns preferred pellets (JSB Monster Redesigned and Air Arms Field) and the slugs didn't do as well at 30 yards. They did better than many of the pellets I've tested, though. I believe the diameter of the slugs is just a tad too small as they just fall into the magazine. The chronograph of each magazine showed the first shot with the slugs being about 30 fps faster than the remaining 4 shots. This tells me that the slugs are not indexing through the magazine properly. I've found that the Monsters and Air Arms pellets need a little effort to be pushed into the magazines. I think it is the slightly larger head size that makes them more accurate in my gun than other pellets. Here is a comparision of group sizes of the slugs compared to the JSB Monster Redesigned:

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