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can you shoot steel out of a win model 12?

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  1. berettagold53954

    berettagold53954 TS Member

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    a guy at work bought one 28in mod barrel no vent rib he asked me and i have no clue
     
  2. berettagold53954

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    its a fixed choke
     
  3. Gary Waalkes

    Gary Waalkes Well-Known Member

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    tight chokes and steel shot do not mix.
     
  4. berettagold53954

    berettagold53954 TS Member

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    mod shouldnt be too tight
     
  5. CO - 369

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    It will take you a long time to put as many flats of steel as I have put through my 28in mod, mod. 12. I wouldn't make it a habit out of a full choke,but the modified can handle it. Period.
     
  6. ricks1

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    i shoot steel in a 32in 3in older 50s model 12 only thing is after a box or two it will build up with plastic in choke ricks
     
  7. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I have shot steel in my 3" mag full c hoke for years. I had the choke opened slightly by Herb Ore - he patterened it for steel
     
  8. W.P.T.

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    Not in any of the Model 12's that I own you can't ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  9. grnberetcj

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    Steel shot should be outlawed anyway....especially when used by Bunny Buster's and Pilgrim's.

    Curt
     
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    If shooting upland and using #7/#6 Winchester Xpert 1300 fps steel shouldn't be much of an issue even in a full choke gun. If its for waterfowling using #2s, BB or T and full choke with heavy reloaded ammo then I'd be cautious.

    Jay
     
  11. onlym12's

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    Any 3" MOD 12 should handle it, no problem. 2 3/4" Mod 12's don't have the barrel thickness of the 3", so you're taking more of a chance. Mod choke - maybe, full choke - wouldn't do it.

    Thanks Mike
     
  12. PA101_guy

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    I wouldn't if it was mine. Steel shot was not even a consideration when 12's were built. I'd use something that was steel shot approved by the manufacturer.

    JMHO.....

    KEEP SMOKIN' EM.... Dave
     
  13. berettagold53954

    berettagold53954 TS Member

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    thanks for the input guys
     
  14. Quack Shot

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    Try Bismuth or Tungsten Matrix if you absolutely MUST use the gun for waterfowl. The barrels were not engineered for use with steel shot, especially the larger sizes. I can't say for sure if any damage would result, but there are alternatives. When you get the price tag on the Bismuth or Tungsten Matrix, you might want to go aout and buy an inexpensive shotgun that is made for steel. You could save a lot of money in the long run. Some of the loads are more than $2.50 per shell.
     
  15. jimx200

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    I shot a Mod 12 field gun(2 3/4' with full choke) for 7-8 seasons in the duck blind shooting that damn steel shot...not a barrel mark on it. For cripples (especially geese) I've heard that some guys keep a few kill loads of #2 or BB lead shells with them...mind you it was only a rumor I heard...
    Remington HevyShot is pretty good stuff...but not like lead.
     
  16. CO - 369

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    Here's where I'm coming from. Mills and Fremont were the first counties in Iowa to require steel, because of their location next to the MO. river and several large state waterfowl areas. This was in the fall of 78 or 79. They recommended not shooting a full choke or older thin walled double guns, so I continued to shoot the modified mod. 12. I would hope everyone would have the good fortune to put a lot of flats through thier favorite field gun over a 30 year period. I have.

    Now this steel - mod.12 thread shows up every so often, so two or three years ago I took said mod 12 to GU in Omaha and asked them to check and see if the choke had been screwed with. Five minutes later they brought it back and said it looked factory to them. And the steel of the 70's and 80's was crap compared to the current stock.

    I picked up another 28" mod this spring and this one has a solid rib. Whohoo. Can't wait to rattle some steel down it.
     
  17. joe kuhn

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    There you go. Fact versus fiction.
     
  18. grnberetcj

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    Yeah...and there's a name for people that use steel shot vs. the good stuff!

    Curt
     
  19. berettagold53954

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    he was just wondering its in good shape and was 200 at gander so he picked it up he can use his benelli but thought he might try this
     
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