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steel shot

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by virginia slim, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. virginia slim

    virginia slim

    Jan 30, 2011
    Is there anything wrong with using steel shot in my Mossberg 500(18.5 cyl. bore)?
  2. David_Ely

    David_Ely GAP'r

    Jul 3, 2008
    Okemos, MI
    Nothing wrong with using steel shot as long as you aren't using it for defense. It's "for the birds", literally!

  3. method


    Mar 27, 2002
    Cleveland, OH
    Yeah, the gun will handle it fine, but steel is meant for waterfowl hunting and other situations that call for non toxic shot. It's ballistically inferior to lead, and it's not made in sizes suitable for self defense anyhow.
  4. chr_edw

    chr_edw Holster Maker

    Aug 11, 2006
    Broken Arrow
    Won't hurt the gun, but save it for the ducks. If for hunting you might consider a longer gun.