View Full Version : Question about slug barrels on new vs. older SBE's
09-17-2008, 06:02 PM
Hello this is my first post on this site and unfortunately it comes on a depressing day for me. Long story short, my buddy and I went goose hunting yesterday and I made the mistake of letting him load my gun. Well, he put it into his pickup box with a tonneau cover on it. Unfortunately, he failed to shut the tailgate firmly enough and somewhere down the road it fell open and my Super Black Eagle I purchased in 1995 fell out and is gone. My question now is does anybody know if my custom made E.R. Shaw slug barrel will work on a new SBE. I am looking at a new SBE matte/walnut. One guy I talked to at Scheels Sporting Goods here in Fargo, ND said he did not think it would work? If anybody has any insight I would greatly appreciate it. It is bad enough being out my gun, but it will be even worse if I need a whole new slug barrel too.
09-18-2008, 08:03 AM
It will work on a new SBEII. You need the old forearm or will have to open the barrel channel in new forearm. Also the tube cap on new SBE II hits the larger Shaw barrel, it goes on but bumps on the ridges of cap. I have a SBE & a SBE II and two Shaw barrels and mix them w/o problems.
09-27-2008, 05:23 PM
What do you think is the best slug for the shaw barrel on an sbe 1??
09-28-2008, 08:10 AM
I like the Federal Vital Shok(1 oz.) They shoot under 2" groups(5 shots) @100 yrds in all my guns. The Barnes bullet performs great. If you do not shot over 125 yrds. the Lightfield slugs shoot good and perform well. I have shot other slugs good but did not like the bullet performance. Shaw barrels will shoot most hi-tech slugs good but I look for bullet performace as a important factor. I have tested many Shaw barrels and they all shoot the same. I have owned 3 right hand and had two left hand ones made and all were top notch.
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