use lead only steel chokes are specified on the choke as steel of lead shot
It shouldn"t matter to use screw-in chokes with buckshot. I prefer slugs, myself.
This is a Blackpowder firearm, & there is no Ammo currently manufactured for it.
Yes chokes are designed to tighten shot patterns.
Impossible to answer without having the gun in hand. Iver Johnson made good, sound, utility grade firearms for many years. These were the guns of the mechanic, farmer, small shopkeeper- well made and safe to use with the correct ammo. However, we cannot see YOUR gun, and have no way to judge the condition. You should ask a competent gunsmith to examine your gun, and I WOULD avoid using steel shot in the gun- that will cause accelerated wear on the chokes unless the gun was made for steel shot- which THOSE were not.
You can use steel shot with a choke anywhere from cylinder to modified, i wouldn't recommend using steel with a improved modified or a full choke.
Some studies indicate the repeated use (20,000) of steel cased ammo will prematurely wear the barrel on semi auto rifles. The normal user will not see the difference.
It may not feed well, but can be shot.
Assuming you mean a barrel that is for lead pellets, if the barrel is not rifled, steel shot will not damage the smooth barrel. If it is rifled however, steel shot will in fact damage the rifling.
i have a stevens 12 gauge 820b and iam wondering if i can use steel shot in it the guy i baught it from said it couldnt
If your gun is older than 1990 I wouldn't. Not saying it will destroy the barrel but steel shot is harder than lead and before steel shot came into use most manufacturers had no reason to test the barrels for steel use. It can damage the barrel or worse. If your gun is older than 1990 I wouldn't. Not saying it will destroy the barrel but steel shot is harder than lead and before steel shot came into use most manufacturers had no reason to test the barrels for steel use. It can damage the barrel or worse.
they have gone down in value since the new guns have replacement chokes and can use steel shot, my friend cant get $900 for his new in the box gun.my guess $700 max.