Shotgun questions.

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by gun runner, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    So I actually bought 2 shotguns this week. 1 h&r 12 gauge pardner and 1 stevens 12 gauge. Both are single shot break opens and the h&r has way better quality than the stevens from what I see so far.

    I used an aluminum cleaning rod to wipe out the protective oils before shooting both with bore mop( i guess thats what you call it). I wonder if aluminum can scratch or wear steel? I should have used a bore snake but I didnt really think it would be an issue since Im not shooting slugs but only lead buckshot and bird shot. I think this is a stupid question but if im not going to shoot slugs can accuracy be an issue with buckshot and birdshot? It spreads so I dont really see how it could. Reason why Im asking is because if the aluminum can wear out the steel or not. I believe the two shotguns are smooth bore but I dont really know for sure even though I doubt they are rifled barrels. It looks like a smooth bore by opening them both up.

  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    They are both smoothbores and the aluminum rod wont hurt them. A boresnake is a better choice for shotgun cleaning.

  3. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Thanks alot JLA, your right. I bought a bore snake for my .223's so now im going to buy one for my 12 gauge. Faster cleaning.
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