Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Peter Tobin, Bullitt, mark14five, hawk2100, Skey
62645 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 83212
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44267
BOBO the Clown 42710
bill oxner 40936
BMD 40619
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34810
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31412
facebook
Forum Stats
62645 Members
46 Forums
438082 Topics
6034023 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6561699 - 11/28/16 07:05 AM Steel shot through older model 1100
rickym Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5477
Loc: texas
Ive read plenty about people being weary about steel shot through the older barrels and the damage that can be caused. Would you feel comfortable running steel through a 1982 model 1100 with a fixed improved cylinder choke? Keep in mind, this is not a cheap shotgun to me. I plan on buying somethin else for steel but might have the opportunity to hunt before that happens.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

Top
#6561706 - 11/28/16 07:09 AM Re: Steel shot through older model 1100 [Re: rickym]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 22669
Loc: Corsicana
I think you would be fine with a gun that (relatively) new. But a quick call or email to Remington would ease your mind.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.



Top
#6561721 - 11/28/16 07:15 AM Re: Steel shot through older model 1100 [Re: rickym]
poisonivie Offline


Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 7825
Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
No problem at all. The biggest problem comes from shooting steel thru anything tighter than a mod choke.
_________________________
Pee on Photobucket

Top
#6562292 - 11/28/16 12:28 PM Re: Steel shot through older model 1100 [Re: rickym]
CharlieCTx Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 1393
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I've run many caseloads of steel through a '74 fixed-Full Choke 30" 1100. What ill effects are you guys worried about?

Charlie
_________________________
Charlie

M&P-10+AAC Cyclone - Kel-Tec RFB+Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300
Pulsar XQ-50
ATN OTS 336-50mm 9hz Thermal Monocular
ATN NVM14 NV Monocular

Top
#6562814 - 11/28/16 06:12 PM Re: Steel shot through older model 1100 [Re: rickym]
David Maas Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/05/11
Posts: 3146
Loc: Ft Worth, Texas
I thought Remington said anything 1963 and newer was steel safe?

_________________________
NRA Life Member
GOA Life Member
NSCA Life Member

Top
#6563372 - 11/29/16 01:19 AM Re: Steel shot through older model 1100 [Re: rickym]
Toxarch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 1830
Loc: Parker County
Mine is from 1978 and I've shot steel through the fixed mod barrel. However, I now have a new barrel for it with the rem chokes and a turkey choke.
_________________________
It is far more important to be able to hit the target than it is to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Top
#6563413 - 11/29/16 05:34 AM Re: Steel shot through older model 1100 [Re: rickym]
HWY_MAN Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 05/25/06
Posts: 26219
Loc: Howard County
I've never understood the fear of steel shot unless somebody can explain to me how the steel could possible make contact with the barrel while encased in a full length plastic wad. Since it's pushed by the wad there's no way it can get ahead of it until it leaves the barrel.
_________________________
Yes a Weatherby does kill them deader.

Top
#6563515 - 11/29/16 07:36 AM Re: Steel shot through older model 1100 [Re: HWY_MAN]
colt45 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 7339
Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
I've never understood the fear of steel shot unless somebody can explain to me how the steel could possible make contact with the barrel while encased in a full length plastic wad. Since it's pushed by the wad there's no way it can get ahead of it until it leaves the barrel.
good point
_________________________
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

Top
#6564185 - 11/29/16 02:16 PM Re: Steel shot through older model 1100 [Re: rickym]
Toxarch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 1830
Loc: Parker County
Steel shot uses a harder wad and higher pressures than lead shot uses. In older shotguns, the higher pressure can cause ring bulging in the chamber and the harder wad can open up a tight choke in a barrel that was not made for it. The higher pressure should not be a problem for modern US made shotguns since it falls within SAAMI lead shot standard pressures. There might be an issue for English shotguns. Also, all manufacturers will say there is no reason to use more than a modified choke with steel shot since there is no pattern advantage.
_________________________
It is far more important to be able to hit the target than it is to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Top
#6564220 - 11/29/16 02:33 PM Re: Steel shot through older model 1100 [Re: HWY_MAN]
blackcoal Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 9077
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
I've never understood the fear of steel shot unless somebody can explain to me how the steel could possible make contact with the barrel while encased in a full length plastic wad. Since it's pushed by the wad there's no way it can get ahead of it until it leaves the barrel.


I thought most plastic wads had open slits running length wise which could allow some size shot to make contact with the barrel especially at the choke area.

I am also under the impression most steel shot is coming from China and is extremely hard as opposed to a softer steel shot, so where lead used to deform this hard steel shot attacks the barrel.

What shotgun manufacturer wants to admit they might have ever used a weaker or softer or substandard steel in their barrels?? JMHO 2cents
_________________________
The Greatest Enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,
it is the illusion of knowledge.--Stephen Hawking

Top
#6564455 - 11/29/16 05:16 PM Re: Steel shot through older model 1100 [Re: rickym]
poisonivie Offline


Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 7825
Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
Its not the steel shot damaging the barrel. It's the full choke restriction and nowhere for steel shot to go when it passes through the choke. I believe Ramball36 has personal experience with that. I believe it was him that posted that pic a few years ago on here. If I'm wrong, I'm sure he'll be along to set me straight shortly. grin
_________________________
Pee on Photobucket

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide