Putting steel shot through a carbon steel barrel ?

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  1. mattintc

    mattintc New Member

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    i have googled the endlessly crap out of this and cant get anywheres. I have a Stevens 320 12 gauge shotgun and i cant seem to find if its a bad idea to put steel shot through it or doesnt effect it.
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    Dayam, hillbilly. I thought I was the onliest one that said, "Ask the manufacturer". :)
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    Ok, I'm not much into shotguns but I thought all shot loads were carried down the barrel in some sort of plastic cup gizmo so the shot did not touch the barrel or is there some other issue here I am not up on?
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    I still was confused as i have carbon steel and i wasnt sure if that made any difference
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    Barrel is fine, it's a new shotgun so if you have a choke it will be a modern choke with a long throat specifically designed for steel shot. What I have seen so far are M, IC and cylinder bore, you are good to go. If you are still unsure pull the choke out and look up the manufacturers specifications for it.
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