Steel Shot & Mossberg 500

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I aquired a box of Winchester Super Steel 12 gauge shells. My question is can I safely shoot this out of my Mossberg 500 w/ factory chokes? Or do I need a choke tube specific for steel shot?
 

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No problem. Shoot them. The only issue here is that you may want to open up the choke a bit as steel tends to shoot tight.
 
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I find that steel tends to pattern the best with a modified choke in my Remington 870. Do not use steel in a fixed full choke! If you have screw-in chokes, use only those full chokes that are labeled "steel or lead".
 

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Its got the screw-in chokes. I'll just have to remember to not shoot them through the full or turkey choke.....i'll have to put the improved cylinder choke in.
 

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No issues if you like the pattern.

(Older fixed-choke 500 barrels aren't supposed to like it so much, though.)
 
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