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Will lead harm barrels if shot is out of wad cup?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Masterplan, Jan 9, 2012.

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  1. Masterplan

    Masterplan TS Member

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    My question is from seeing the CB-TGT 12 is listed as being able to hold 7/8" through 1-1/8? lead amounts.

    Thanks
     
  2. birdogs

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    For over a century there were no shot cups or shot collars and many of the guns of that era are still in use today. The short answer is, "No".
     
  3. Trapmanjohn

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    I doubt lead will "harm" your barrel if shot out of the wad cup. Your steel barrel is much harder than lead. However, you may get a lot of lead build up / fowl up in the barrel. Then you will need a good lead remover.

    Hit 'em hard,

    John
     
  4. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    I suspect the compression of the heaviest part of the payload, the shot, negates any variations in shot cup depth.
     
  5. wayneo

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    No it won't harm the barrel, just makes it harder to clean, especially with chilled shot. The reason they list these wads for different weight shot is for powder densities. A real dense powder like WSF you can load 1-1/8 oz. shot. A bulky powder you might only get 7/8 oz. with that wad. Any 1 ounce wad, like a TGT 12, can claim the same thing.

    Wayne
     
  6. Masterplan

    Masterplan TS Member

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    Thanks for all your valued info
    NOW that being said........
    I want to know what effect it would have if I were to cut the cup finger off my wads ?

    I'm looking for a "Fast shot spread"

    I suppose I should pattern it to see at 40 yards or less.
     
  7. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    With todays quality of shot(hardness, even the chilled variety compared to that available years ago) leading would be way down my list of concerns!

    It will hard to judge the effectiveness of removing the wads petals when eye balling your 40 yard patterns?

    Hap
     
  8. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    If you can't change choke tubes you might try some spreader wads or those spreader inserts. Or buy an extra bbl. in the constriction you want. lotsa choices. Ross Puls
     
  9. Masterplan

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    YOU NAILED IT ON THE HEAD, I WAS LOOKING TO MAKE A SKEET LOAD FOR MY K80 FIXED O/U

    I PURCHASED SOME BRUSH WADS AND EXTREME SPREADERS FROM BALLISTIC PRODUCTS.

    HAPPY SHOOTING
     
  10. oskerspap12

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    No,but it will lead the barrel over time.
     
  11. hehawboy

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    All I know is I got alot of lead in my pencil,I cut my gun barrels down to 26" and bored out a skeet choke at the end ,I shoot # 9's and have a wide pattern and very rarely miss any clays.He haw Boy
     
  12. hfrogdogc

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    I have cut the fingers off,they will smoke birds on the 16 yd line. as far as leading I guess it will lead your barrel if you never clean it. Henry
     
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