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Model 12 and steel shot

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  1. AKA Bert

    AKA Bert TS Member

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    I am going to use steel shells for some of my trap shooting and steel is new to me so I read what I could and although a lot has been written about using only guns that are made to shoot steel I have not seen or heard of a gun being hurt by using steel target loads and people that I have watched shoot trap and skeet with steel were not concerned about what guns they were shooting.I had to find out if I needed another gun or not, so I bought a box of Winchester target loads [#7 1oz. 1200 fps] I decided to sacrifice a M12 that has Briley chokes and a nickel steel barrel. The the steel shells broke the targets just like lead shells and the gun is just fine. no bulges and no scratches but I was surprised at the amount of plastic build up in the barrel. My Perazzi will not get any steel shot through it till I have shot much more than one box of steel in the M12
     
  2. Jawhawker

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    Where the potential danger comes in using steel in older barrels is from larger sized pellets.

    The reason for the plastic buildup is look at a shotcup used for steel and I think you'll quickly see the reason.
     
  3. jdlovejoy4

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    Do you wanna get rid of that m-12 before the steel shot destroys it? Let me know my brother is looking for one with tubes. jdlovejoy4@yahoo.com
     
  4. AKA Bert

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    every thing that I learned sure did indicate that as long as I keep to #6 and #7 and don't get grazy with the speed there will be no problems. With my Mod. tube in the gun I couldn't see any differance in the breaks than the lead shells. That was from the 16 yd. line. Tomorrow I will try the steel from the 27 yd. line , I think that will be a different story but we'll see
    I have wanted to sell that gun for over a year but now that I want to shoot some steel and it fits me and has the Briley chokes and a release trigger I am glad I still have it. I really don't want to buy another gun for no more shooting I will do with steel but I do have a Rem.3200 that I shot doubles with that has the chokes opened. By the way that M12 is ported but that doesn't seem to be a problem with steel either.
    At Gander Mt. [Win AAs $8.99] a box [Win steel target loads $5.99 ]
     
  5. AKA Bert

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    I am going to use steel shells for some of my trap shooting and steel is new to me so I read what I could and although a lot has been written about using only guns that are made to shoot steel I have not seen or heard of a gun being hurt by using steel target loads and people that I have watched shoot trap and skeet with steel were not concerned about what guns they were shooting.I had to find out if I needed another gun or not, so I bought a box of Winchester target loads [#7 1oz. 1200 fps] I decided to sacrifice a M12 that has Briley chokes and a nickel steel barrel. The the steel shells broke the targets just like lead shells and the gun is just fine. no bulges and no scratches but I was surprised at the amount of plastic build up in the barrel. My Perazzi will not get any steel shot through it till I have shot much more than one box of steel in the M12
     
  6. Jawhawker

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    Where the potential danger comes in using steel in older barrels is from larger sized pellets.

    The reason for the plastic buildup is look at a shotcup used for steel and I think you'll quickly see the reason.
     
  7. jdlovejoy4

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    Do you wanna get rid of that m-12 before the steel shot destroys it? Let me know my brother is looking for one with tubes. jdlovejoy4@yahoo.com
     
  8. AKA Bert

    AKA Bert TS Member

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    every thing that I learned sure did indicate that as long as I keep to #6 and #7 and don't get grazy with the speed there will be no problems. With my Mod. tube in the gun I couldn't see any differance in the breaks than the lead shells. That was from the 16 yd. line. Tomorrow I will try the steel from the 27 yd. line , I think that will be a different story but we'll see
    I have wanted to sell that gun for over a year but now that I want to shoot some steel and it fits me and has the Briley chokes and a release trigger I am glad I still have it. I really don't want to buy another gun for no more shooting I will do with steel but I do have a Rem.3200 that I shot doubles with that has the chokes opened. By the way that M12 is ported but that doesn't seem to be a problem with steel either.
    At Gander Mt. [Win AAs $8.99] a box [Win steel target loads $5.99 ]
     
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