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.
One not designed for use with steel shot.
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.
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.
If it was designed for it, yes. If not, no.
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.
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.
No. yup, hasn't hurt my two in all the years it has been mandatory on waterfowl Sort of like driving your 1940's Ford at interstate speeds. Will do just fine for a while, but eventually something is going to be damaged. Newer guns use harder steel for the barrels and even they get more wear from steel shot than from the old lead shot or newer (more expensive) soft shot. You can shoot steel out of the shotgun as long as the barrel has not been backbored. The steel shot remain in the wad cup of the shot until it hit the choke at the end of the barrel, so the shot does not actually touch the sides of the barrel. (this applies to all shotgun barrels). Make Sure your Chokes are not FULL, but Mod or Improved if your going to shoot steel
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
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.
Shotgun shells - They are loaded with different sizes of shot depending upon what you are hunting. Bird shot, buck shot or even a single slug.
ONLY IF IT HAS A IMPROVED CHOKE OR MOD CHOKE . DO NOT USE STEEL SHOT IN FULL CHOKE GUNS!
Ensure you clean it thoroughly afterwards and DO NOT USE STEEL SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Depends on the age of the barrel
It's about as safe to use as lead shot. As long as the loads are not to hot for the gun than you're all good.
you would use shot sizes between 7 ,8,9 .winchestor makes a good shells
One can shoot steel shot from any shotgun. But there's a catch. (Why is there always a catch?) Be advised that steel shot can cause damage to the barrel of the weapon. It (the steel shot) is much harder than lead or other soft alloys used in shot making. Steel shot is much more environmentally friendly than lead shot (which is why is came into being), but how much does it jack up the weapon in which it's used? Advice from a gun smith or even from a knowledgeable gun dealer should sufficiently illuminate the issue to permit arriving at a workable decision as to whether or not to use steel shot.