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#3186899 - 03/07/13 08:26 PM First time duck hunter
4 Point

Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 360
Loc: North Alabama

So next year I plan to go duck hunting a few times with some buddies. I have a good shotgun but I heard I should not shot steel shot out of a shotgun I have just used for rabbits, squirrel, and turkeys. So do I need to get a new shotgun or am I good?
#3187287 - 03/08/13 09:20 AM Re: First time duck hunter [Re: Beardendy88]
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Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, Tennessee

Not sure why you shouldn't shoot steel unless you have a fixed choke of some sort. But if it will not shoot steel, then yes you will have to get another shotgun.
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#3187402 - 03/08/13 11:43 AM Re: First time duck hunter [Re: thetoolman]
6 Point

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 619
Loc: Ky Lake

^^^^Yep, as long as the barrel isn't stamped, saying not to shoot steel, you should be good. It'd take a mighty old gun for that to be the case(damascus barrel)
#3187930 - 03/09/13 05:07 AM Re: First time duck hunter [Re: Bullfrog]
16 Point

Registered: 09/06/06
Posts: 12256
Loc: east tn

I dont think your suposed to shoot steel shot out of a full choke.a real duck hunter will be along & set you straight before the season opens lol
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#3201485 - 03/23/13 12:00 PM Re: First time duck hunter [Re: mike243]
6 Point

Registered: 10/24/04
Posts: 957
Loc: Johnson City

What make/model? When was your gun made? What chokes do you have in it? Need this info to give you an answer. Most new chokes will say steel/lead or lead only, but an old barrel wont be stamped "lead only."

Your other option is to shoot bismuth, kent's "tungsten matrix" or hevi's "classic doubles". Wont matter then.

#3217477 - 04/09/13 09:55 AM Re: First time duck hunter [Re: pathfindr92]
4 Point

Registered: 03/31/11
Posts: 239
Loc: TN

Do not shoot lead out of a full choke.

If you've ever had your barrel polished for turkey hunting, get another gun. Steel will beat the crap out of the barrel.

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