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Browning Broadway, can I shoot steel?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by truthseeker, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. truthseeker

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    I have a 1972 Browning Broadway and I am wondering if it can handle steel shot.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    Definately not.

    LA in MA
     
  3. goatskin

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    That's one of those yes, no, and it depends questions.

    Barrels made post-1964 (or 1968 for some models) are, nominally, made of harder steel and are therefore 'steel capable.'

    That said: if you are shooting 'target steel' you won't hurt the gun, but you may open the chokes a thousandth or three after several thousand rounds.

    Shooting duck and goose size shot and +1500fps speed ... NO, absolutely not. You WILL 'marble' the barrel at the forcing cones.

    Bob
     
  4. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Browning doesn't recommend using a Superposed with steel, but then they don't recommend using a #1 choke tube with steel either...

    I don't throw steel through my '65 Broadway, but my BT99s and Citoris all patterned better using a #1 Full choke with #7 steel... my 90T digests all the #7 it can take and it's a fixed "full"...

    Just my experience,

    Jay
     
  5. wayneo

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    Click on link.

    Wayne
     
  6. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    It's your gun, shoot what you want but steel will end up doing more damage then you wish in an old Broadway. I've seen a couple of barrels with the "rings" after firing steel and it didn't take a carload of shells to do the damage. Your choice, but I personally wouldn't!

    Big Jack
     
  7. DanLee

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    It's that pussy steel they use in those Eurotrash gun barrels, doncha know? Get a real gun.
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    yea dan, something like an Ithaca 5E, maybe a Winchester 21, a nice Lefever, oh, how bout a Parker or LC Smith!!

    right... sheesh..
     
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