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Steel shot at which FL club?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 320090T, Jul 26, 2011.

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  1. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Someone told me one of the clubs in FL, Skyway or Sarasota, requires steel shot. Is this true and which club? Thanks!!
     
  2. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Skyway...

    Jay
     
  3. Auctioneer

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    Sorry but my gun will not be shooting steel shot.
     
  4. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Do many shoot there?
     
  5. scott calhoun

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    Auctioneer -

    I'm curious, why not?

    Scott
     
  6. zaob1

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    I shoot at Skyway at least once a week. The State of Florida has mandated that we shoot steel only. No big deal. I see all makes of guns with no problems with steel and no complaints. K's P's ect. Anyone shoot waterfowl in Fla?.........Steel only.

    Rick
     
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    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Hey Rick...

    Good for you!

    Jay
     
  8. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    Get a choke that's rated for steel to insure the choke won't stretch. Shell manufacturers use wads with extra thick petals to protect your bbl.
     
  9. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    I don't have tubes, what now? I have never seen steel shot for sale to reload with.
     
  10. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    If you don't have choke tubes then don't worry about it. What gun are you shooting? You can get steel shot from Ballistic Products on line. They have wads and recipes as well.
     
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    320090T Well-Known Member

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    3200 and a 90T, thanks, I will have to look into this as I am going to spend some time in Bradenton this winter. Sarasota and The Silver Dollar are within driving distance too.
     
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    320090T: Go to the dollar I think you will enjoy it much more. Better management, better facilities including food and more choices of what to shoot.

    Don
     
  13. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    I shoot a 90T with its fixed full choke and never have a problem...

    Jay
     
  14. mmonique

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    I'm loading the following with good results. Wad from BP, but Shot cheaper from Precision. By it at the 40lb increment and have them ship it in the Medium priority mail box. My loaded cost per the TS calculator is $4.89/bx. With lead at $42/bag around here that's actually cheaper than my lead load which is running $5.01/bx.

    Fiocci hull/Fiocci primer/19 grains Green dot/VP53 7/8 oz wad/#7 steel.
     
  15. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    #6 steel has the same pellet energy as #7.5 lead. We can shoot #6 steel. It's worth a try. Don't know if it's allowed at Skyway.


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  16. Auctioneer

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    If you use steel and you have a fixed choke of full you will be then shooting X-Full. My gun has a fixed choke and the barrel is not rated for steel.
     
  17. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Auctioneer... having patterned a few of my guns using #7 steel, the old adages don't always follow through... My Brownings pattern "full" using a #1 choke - and the IM (#2) just doesn't get there. My 90T with its fixed "full" patterns nicely and tight, but again to a "full" pattern...

    Small/Slow steel appears to pattern differently from Large/Fast hunting loads.

    Respectfully offered,

    Jay
     
  18. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    Auctioneer,

    Is there any data that shows that, other than the old adage? I believe it's in the same category as reading breaks.
     
  19. Auctioneer

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    Joe Kuhn, if you have any rem chokes (I have an 870) you will see on it one choke for lead and another choke for steel on just one choke.
     
  20. zaob1

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    only #7 steel shot or higher is allowed at Skyway

    Rick
     
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