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I got my dads old rem model 1100 and I was wondering if there is anything I could do so it will shoot steel because I want to start duck hunting and cannot really afford a new shotgun right now
 

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How old is old? Does it have a fixed choke, or removable choke tubes? Shot steel loads through my 1100 for years with no problems before I upgraded to an SX3.
 

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I got my dads old rem model 1100 and I was wondering if there is anything I could do so it will shoot steel because I want to start duck hunting and cannot really afford a new shotgun right now
My firend used a Remington 1100 back in 1976 - 1984 for duck and goose hunting. Nothing but steel shot. Sorry, I do not know how old that 1100 was back then. Never a problem or concern.
 

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It is not recommend to shot steel shot through fixed chokes but a lot of hunters do. What it boils down to is mainly how much will you be hunting with it, (how many rounds do you believe you will cycle through it). If
your a weekend hunter there should be no problems. But if your someone that hunts six days a week morning and night it is a different story. If your a avid hunter you will more than likely notice and experience eroding in your fixed choke after hundreds of rounds fired. If I was in your shoes I would not shoot steel through it. But thats just me. I would rather not tear something up if its not necessary.
 

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I agree if you only shoot a low rounds count of steel through it, you should be fine. I've been shooting steel through mine for over a decade (maybe 50 rounds of steel in that time) and have yet to see any problems.

However, if you are concerned about the fixed choke having issues, you can always get a Rem-Choke barrel which will allow you to use interchangable chokes. You can also find fixed, full choke barrels around as well. My uncle has one for his 1100 (1100's seem to be a tradition in my family) and he just uses that barrel whenever we hunt waterfowl.

Overall, I think most people won't shoot enough steel through a regular barrel to cause any issues. Enjoy that 1100, I know you'll love it!
 
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