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Steel shot?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sanerkeki, Dec 13, 2009.

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  1. sanerkeki

    sanerkeki Member

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    I have a 870 express shotgun with a full choke I bought 98-2000 not sure. My question is can I use steel shot threw the barrel or it would damage it?
     
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    200 buck shotgun who cares if thats a issue in 30 years....
     
  3. Uncle Mike

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    does it have a screw-in choke?
     
  4. sanerkeki

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    yea it has one.
     
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    My waterfowl gun has screw in chokes. The full choke tube says "no steel". Therefore, I use the mod tube...it says "steel O.K."

    I'm sure there are some tubes made that are O.K. for steel in full choke but I don't know any brand names.

    Check the owners manual or call Remington. Be safe.

    Mark
     
  6. Uncle Mike

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    Checked our 870 manuals...some say yea, some say ney!

    which means...I don't know!

    These guys know though...1-800-243-9700
     
  7. sanerkeki

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    Thank you guy's for your info.
     
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    Steel shot will not pattern worth a tinkers damn through a Full choke anyway.

    If you have screw-in chokes, get Mod & Imp Cyl Rem-Choke tubes.

    One or the other will do what you want it to do.

    Imp Cyl will pattern steel like a Mod with lead.
    A Mod will pattern steel like a Full with lead.

    A full with steel won't pattern at all because there is too much constriction.

    rc
     
  9. jojo200517

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    It could cause some extra wear and tear, I'd consider plated shot.

    I'd also consider the shotgun section instead of rifles.
     
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