Steel SHot?


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ZVP
February 3, 2013, 04:29 PM
Here's a dumb Beginner question or two, OK?
Wouldn't steel shot make a good defensive lolad even small shot? Penetration should be greater than lead.
#2 Can you shoot Steel Shot through a Stoger Uplander 20 Ga?
Thanks guys.
ZVP

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xjsnake
February 3, 2013, 04:35 PM
Steel shot is less dense than lead so it will penetrate less than lead shot of the same size. Stick with lead for a defensive load.

Hunterdad
February 3, 2013, 04:45 PM
Steel shot......sucks. Being a waterfowl hunter myself, I have really grown to hate steel. Stick with lead.

ZVP
February 3, 2013, 06:41 PM
Thanks guys!
Will the barrels handle steel shot without harm? The way things are that might be the only shot shells that I can get for a while!
ZVP

xjsnake
February 3, 2013, 11:17 PM
Should be fine to shoot steel through. Double check your owners manual though

oneounceload
February 3, 2013, 11:29 PM
Some guns will have issues with tight chokes and steel shot

12Bravo20
February 4, 2013, 10:00 AM
It's usually recommended that if you use a full choke for lead, then use a modified choke for the same size steel shot. Unless the owners manual specifically states 'no steel shot' then most modern shotguns made since steel shot was made mandatory should be fine with steel shot.

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