In 1987, Mossberg, anticipating widespread demand for rifled guns to shoot these accurate slugs, announced its Trophy Slugster, the first fully rifled shotgun offered to the American shooting public. Ithaca, Remington, and U.S.R.A.C. soon followed with rifled guns of their own, and recently Browning answered with the BPS Game Gun, opting for a five-inch rifled choke tube in place of a fully rifled barrel.
In the meantime, Winchester bought the BRI patent and began producing sabot loads, and Federal now makes its own line of saboted projectiles as well. Accurate guns and loads have become readily available to shooters everywhere, and weekend riflemen like me can shoot groups undreamed of just a short time ago. Sept. 2013