Q: How do I know if I can use steel shot in my shotgun? High-performance steel shot cartridges should only be used in shotguns that have passed the special steel shot proof and bear the words “steel shot” and a fleur de lys proof mark. A: Check the barrel of your gun.
What shotgun choke to use for steel shot?
When using steel shot, you should only use stainless steel choke tubes with modified or more open chokes. You should not use steel shot with Extra Full, Full, or Improved Modified Chokes of any kind. If it is a fixed choke barrel, we do not recommend using steel shot, as it may damage your barrel(s).
Can I shoot steel shot in my Winchester Model 12?
Model 12s were really made before steel shot, and steel shot brought an end to their use for waterfowl. It is never recommended to use steel shot in a model 12. Some people say it works well enough on a more open barrel, I have seen barrels that were bulged just behind the choke from the use of steel shot.
Can steel shot be used in full choke shotgun?
Full chokes and steel shot don’t mix, except when they do. Full and steel damage barrels, except when they don’t. Full chokes and steel produce blown patterns, except when they don’t.
Can I use steel shot in my Mossberg 500?
According to the owners manual you can shoot steel shot through mossberg’s accuchoke in improved, modified, AND FULL. The manual says not to shoot through anything tighter then the full. As long as the choke is designed for steel shot you are fine.
Why is there no steel shot in full choke?
the full choke is to constricted for steel. Steel shot is harder than lead so it may blow the choke out of the barrel. Modified is fine for most game. If you want a full choke that shoots steel they are many aftermarket choke available.
Can you shoot buckshot through a full choke?
Of course you can shoot 00 through a full choke… Whether it patterns as well as other chokes through your specific gun is a matter of you doing your homework… But any ‘modern barrel’ in good condition will not be hurt by it… Won’t hurt the barrel, but patterns may be less than good….
Is steel shot bad for your shotgun?
A no choke (cylinder) shotgun will shoot steel just fine. The problem with steel shot is that it is not malleable like lead. In a tight “full” choke the wad column is compressed as it enters the choke. A steel shot column does not compress and can cause a high pressure bulge in the barrel.
How far can you shoot steel shot?
In fact, modern steel loads are quite good, and effective to 50 yards if you use big enough shot.
Can a Benelli Nova shoot steel shot?
There is one pump gun better than the Nova. It is the Supernova. As far as the steel shot, yes, the factory chokes are clearly marked either ok for steel shot or not for steel shot on the full.
Can I shoot steel shot in my Mossberg 930?
No, not all barrels. Barrels with an interchangeable Accu-Choke™ or Accu-Mag™ choke tube system, yes (with proper tubes installed.) However, steel shot is not recommended for older “C-Lect Choke®” or fixed-choke barrels.
What ammo can I use in my Mossberg 500?
Mossberg 500 and 590 will feed any 2 3/4″ and 3″ 12g shells reliably. They will also use the mini-12g shells as well, but you have to be careful as those can mis-feed sometimes.
Can I shoot steel shot in my Mossberg 835?
However, steel shot is not recommended for older “C-Lect Choke®” or fixed-choke barrels. … Dedicated fully rifled slug barrels are available for the 935™ and 835® models. Other 935™ and 835® Accu-Mag® choke tube notes: Buckshot and steel-shot loads are not recommended for use with an extra full turkey tube installed.