Can you shoot a steel shot in an old shotgun?
Anyone who owns an ‘older’ shotgun has heard the advice “Don’t shoot steel from that gun”! I have also read here, on Trapshooters.com, of shooters who have had the fixed-choke barrels of old shotguns threaded so that a steel-shot-capable choke tube can be used to shoot steel shot.
Can a steel shot be used in a choke shotgun?
This is not meant to dissuade you from steel shotshells in modern screw-choked shotguns specifically designed for their use. Hopefully, it should give you a little food for thought before stuffing steel shotshells into an older, fixed choke shotgun that you want to keep in top condition.
Can you shoot steel shot with a demasces barrel?
If it’s a demasces barrel, do not shoot steel shot. So… respectfully, you can shoot some steel through fixed or tubed guns with a tighter full choke… but not all and that is why you call. Browning indicated their Japanese guns with a fixed choke are OK for use with steel shot… even a full.
Can a steel shot be used in a lead shotgun?
Not so with lead, where many thousands of rounds have no effect on a shotgun’s bore. When you use steel (today’s steel loads are normally Chinese made) you are using a product that is harder than old barrels and nearly as hard as modern barrels.
What kind of shotgun is the Winchester Model 1300?
Winchester made a ton of different variants of the Model 1300 from fancy Marine Coated guns for boats to basic hunting guns and capable defensive police shotguns. I personally have an 8 Shot Speed Pump Defender variant (SKU number 512104308). Yup, that’s an actual screen capture from Winchester website back in 2005.
Which is the best steel shot shotgun to buy?
Both shotshell types are reviewed elsewhere, with the Kent shells being the current best of breed. This is not meant to dissuade you from steel shotshells in modern screw-choked shotguns specifically designed for their use.
Which is the best choke for a steel shot shotgun?
If in doubt, use bismuth – in fact with a vintage gun, err on the safe side and always use bismuth and even then consider having tight chokes eased open by a gunsmith. With removable chokes only use those clearly marked as suitable for steel.