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Old 10-14-2020, 05:50 PM   #1
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Im a green horn and this is my first shotgun. What are the conditions on shooting steel shot from this, I just bought 250 rounds and I am trying to figure out if I can use my steel shot shells. Any insights would be appreciated!
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Welcome from Florida! What does your owner's manual say?
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Old 10-14-2020, 07:08 PM   #3
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Says it will accommodate steel shot however steel shot up to and including size #2 should not be fired through with a choke tighter than modified. If shot larger than #2, the tightest choke used should be an improved cylinder. I don't know what a choke is and I bought the right caliber, 2 3/4" which is less than 3, 7/8 oz steel shot 7.....Much of this is over my head
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The changeable choke tubes are what is in the end of your barrel; your gun most likely came with a few. Choke describes the amount of constriction: Cylinder is the same diameter as the barrel, Improved Cylinder has a little constriction, Modified some more than that and Full the most of all. Shot sizes get bigger as the number goes lower, so #7 is SMALLER than #2.
Personally with your total lack of knowledge on this, you might want to take a basic shotgun class so you are safe out there while hunting.
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No doubt I will benefit from a course first. Thanks!
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