close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

new choke tube

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by gunnin_em_down, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. gunnin_em_down

    gunnin_em_down

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2004
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    nm
    i bought a new IC choke tube for my winchester 1300 shotgun that is rated for steel shot, and it mounts flush w/ the barrel. The choke tubes that came w/ the gun don't mount flush w/ the end of the barrel, they extend about 1/4 inch past the barrel. will shooting w/ the flush mounting choke w/ steel shot do any damage to the barrel? thanks

    josh
     
  2. TScottW99

    TScottW99 NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Messages:
    1,674
    Likes Received:
    747
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    I have read that steel shot will damage the barrel without an extended choke tube. I have no idea if this is true or not though. I do use extended chokes for hevi-shot and steel shot on my shotguns, figure it can't hurt.
     

  3. noway

    noway

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2000
    Messages:
    8,735
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Davie "Cowboy" , FL
    {I have read that steel shot will damage the barrel without an extended choke tube. I have no idea if this is true or not though. I do use extended chokes for hevi-shot and steel shot on my shotguns, figure it can't hurt.}

    ;g

    I use steel rated chokes tube for most of my shotguns and they fit flush and they haven't been damage by shooting steel. Don't know where you are getting that rumor at.

    Just make sure you seat the choke tube securely and don't try to shoot any heavy steel loads out of an full choke. Most of the time, steel loads by nature pattern tighter than a equal sized lead so less choke/restriction is needed.
     
  4. StockGlock23

    StockGlock23 Hilarious!

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1,205
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bremen, IN
    I duck hunt with my Mossy 500 and it has flush fit tubes. I have never had any problem with any barrel damage and I have put 100's of round through it. I don't have any special chokes for it either. Just the 3 that came with it in the original packaging. MOD,I.C., and FULL
     
  5. muddydog

    muddydog

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2004
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tulsa
    no...do any threads show??

    i have all the factory chokes for a 1300 and a full set of briley extended chokes.

    i am a die hard fan of the briley extended chokes.
     
  6. lonewolf28152

    lonewolf28152

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2004
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    N.C.
    My Benelli came with all flush mount chokes and all are steel shot rated.