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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2015, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Default Non toxic shot in older guns

I would like to know what types, brands etc that I can use in my Dads Stevens 311 20 ga. The gun is choked full and mod. Mostly ducks over a small pond.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2015, 06:21 PM
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i don't waterfowl hunt.
that said, i would not put steel shot through
anything tighter than a modified. all my choke
tubes any tighter than that are all marked
there are those who will be able to tell you
better than myself who are waterfowlers,
but i'd say not to.

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No steel shot or any kind of hard shot (like Hevi-shot) in the older guns.

You can use loads with Bismuth shot, and there are a few other "soft" non toxic shot loads made for the older guns. Offhand I can't think of the brand names right now. Go on the Midway or Cabela sites and look at the non toxic loads and you should find a few loadings made for the older guns.
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It's called "classic doubles"

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I used Kent Bismuth 1 oz. 16 gauge #5 to take these ringnecks out of my 1940's vintage Springfield 311 SXS.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2016, 03:00 AM
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I would not..
Bismuth Should Not Hurt It
Put Chock Tubes In It (might hurt value)
Open the Full to Mod (might hurt value) over time it Will Egg Shape the chocks
use small shot.
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