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Newer Steel Shot ammo for older Shotgun Barrels

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Was wondering if any of the newest steel shot ammo could be used in some of the older model shotguns like the Wingmaster or 1100. Am not a duck hunter so not required to use it for Upland hunting here but have been wondering if the cup for the shot has improved lately. Last I heard steel shot could be used in more vintage barrels if the shotgun had an Imp. Cyl. choked barrel. Would not want to take a chance on a ringed or bulged barrel myself.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:57 am
Steel shot should be fine. A bulged barrel is caused by a blockage like a stuck wad, not the hardness of the shot.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:58 am
Thanks Scorpion. Bit surprised. I knew Bismuth is and alternative but man it ain't cheap.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:45 pm
mauser9 wrote:Thanks Scorpion. Bit surprised. I knew Bismuth is and alternative but man it ain't cheap.


I think the major issue with steel shot is wear and damage to screw-in chokes. Make sure the choke is rated for steel. Then point and go-bang.
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