Remington model 58

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by patentmike, Oct 20, 2005.

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  1. HuskerHunter78

    HuskerHunter78 Member

    Nov 5, 2015
    Remington Sportman 58

    I have been told by a few people that this shotgun will not shoot steel shot or that it will but it will damage the gun. Does anyone know if that is true or not? Love the gun! Has been great for pheasant and quail hunting.
    Thanks in advance
  2. Hookeye

    Hookeye Member

    May 24, 2015

    Remington says the older bbl steel at the choke will wear over time when running steel shot.
    For that reason they suggest using steel in Imp Cyl choked bbls. They claim it will still wear, but more slowly.
    Dunno if that legal speak or actual engineering data.
    They give no round count for the notice of wear.

    I researched it when I had my 58 in 20 gauge. It was Imp Cyl and I ran steel dove loads in it. Worked fine. Neat gun too.

    But I decided that an 1100 LT 20 Magnum was what I wanted. Even running reg 2 3/4" bbl..........I want an LT 20 Mag. Since I run an 1100 mag 12 ga ;)

    The trim forearm and lighter weight of the 58 is pretty sweet.

    Mine had VERY nice wood. Of course the prev owner proly grouse hunted............had sling swivels installed.

    I couldn't get over that stud in the buttstock.
  3. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    Apr 7, 2003
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Remington has said any barrel since 1950, modified or more open choke, steel shot #2 or smaller, is okay. With the wads now days I would be much less concerned than in the early days of steel shot. Saw quite a few bulged Full choke barrels, right at the choke. You can drill an 1100 magazine cap for a 58, one for heavy and one for light loads. I forget he combination of holes and sizes, but maybe Weisner's or someone could tell you. If you shot a 58 with the cap set between settings it would often blow the cap apart, one reason why caps are gone. I would not shoot the gun with ANY loads without some vents. Lot of force on the action components, and they are ALL hard to come by.

    KODIAK BEAR Member

    May 21, 2007
    Vancouver Island, BC
    Remington model 58.

    Really pleased I ran across this thread because the 58 I own was having problems with the bolt not locking back. When I disassembled it, I found the tab on the carrier assembly was broken but fortunately still lying in the receiver, which immediately identified the problem. Having browsed this thread however confirmed the problem and the solution. Being in Canada, it took some time to locate a replacement carrier but I ordered one today from Indiana and it should be here soon.
    Hoping that this will resolve the problem.:)
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