How do I know if my gun is Steel Shot OK ?
Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:53 PM
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:07 PM
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:08 AM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:25 PM
Not so. The choke isn't the only thing that determines whether a gun is or is not steel shot compatible. Many if not most older guns had barrels made of steel that is not hard enough to withstand the abrasion of a steel pellet that makes its way thru the side of the wad. If the barrel isn't hard enough it will cause bore scouring. Infact, my dad has a beat up old winchester pump that I took duck hunting when I was a kid and it suffered some pretty bad scratches down its bore from less than one box of #3 steel. One of my friends has a beligian A-5 browning that suffered the same fate. Unless the manufacturer says it's alright don't do it.
Soreloser is absolutely right. Even older shotguns with fixed MODIFIED, IMPROVED CYLINDER or SKEET chokes can shoot steel shot safely.....
Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:02 PM
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