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??? Steel shot in Rem 1100 ???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Setterman, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    The new steel shells have improved wads that protect the barrels. The average duck hunter doesn't shoot enough steel to damage a barrel anyway. To be safe, stay away from large shot (BBB and T's) or you could use bismuth or Tungsten and not worry.
     
  2. JLW

    JLW TS Member

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    No. I think you will ruin the bb'l. Maybe you can get a Hastings bb'l, made to handle steel.

    Depending on the bb'l, you may be able to sell your old here or maybe trade for a bb'l to shoot stl.-Jerald
     
  3. Steve-CT

    Steve-CT TS Member

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    Old 1100?

    Buy a STEEL SHOT barrel.

    Don't ruin a nice, old fixed choke barrel with steel shot. Old 1100 barrels are becoming scarce and are increasing in value because people are realizing they shoot straight and pattern very well.

    Buy a steel shot barrel and have at it. Save the original barrel for lead shot target loads
     
  4. Bawana

    Bawana TS Member

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    The way I do things is if the barrel does not say you can use steel then I don't. I will buy another barrel so I can shoot steel. Safe then sorry.
     
  5. capt jay

    capt jay Member

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    THank You for all your help!
    I have a 34 in trap barrel on the 1100. I'll have to look around here in MD for one

    THanks again
     
  6. bodybuilder

    bodybuilder TS Member

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    I called Remington with the same Question, I had an older full choke 1100, Remington said it would be fine as Long as I kept the size of steel to #2 or smaller. Which you probably already know you drop down 2 sizes from steel to lead, Such as #2 is the size of Lead #4 and so on. So #2 was good enough for my hunting.
     
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