Bet you’re right about the rifling. I don’t have any experience with a rifled shotgun barrel.
At least slugs for rifled 12ga are readily available — I know because I continually trip on ‘em on the shelf while looking for smoothbore slugs. They’re pricy though.
"Good news!!! We have figured out how to load .50BMG bullets into 12 gauge hulls!!! By using a variation of our patented MassForward technology we are able to make the .50BMG round nearly three and a half inches long when the slug exits the barrel. In plain English a portion of the wad stays with the bullet in flight, like fletching on an arrow. Not everyone can own a .50BMG but now everyone who owns a 12 gauge can throw .50BMG rounds down range. This round is loaded with the M17 Tracer and will burn for 3-4 seconds. We have printed 10″ groups at 125 yards out of a 19″ slug barrel, and had the projectile burn out to 400 Yards"
I don't think they go too fast though.
The Brenneke slugs will work fine for either smooth or rifled bore shotguns.