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 Post subject: winchester 370
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:24 am 
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Picked one up at a yard sale for $75. 36" barrel, 3" chamber, full choke. Can this gun accommodate steel shot?




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 Post subject: Re: winchester 370
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:10 pm 
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Would not use steel shot in any full choke gun, made back in the 1970s.Use lead or Bismuth or have the choke opened up to shoot steel shot.

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 Post subject: Re: winchester 370
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:09 am 
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28 gauge wrote:
Would not use steel shot in any full choke gun, made back in the 1970s.Use lead or Bismuth or have the choke opened up to shoot steel shot.

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: winchester 370
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:06 am 
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Not only is in not a good idea to use Steel Shot in this gun, you will find the recoil of 3 inch Steel Shot hunting loads out of this single shot "gets your attention."
The barrel has a swaged choke - opening the choke would thin the barrel - really the only safe way to open the choke is to shorten the barrel to the point where the choke constriction suits you.
You have a Winchester-Cooey made in Canada.
I have the same 36 inch barreled gun, branded Cooey, that I shoot for Black Powder Trap.


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 Post subject: Re: winchester 370
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:01 pm 
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saskbooknut wrote:
Not only is in not a good idea to use Steel Shot in this gun, you will find the recoil of 3 inch Steel Shot hunting loads out of this single shot "gets your attention."
The barrel has a swaged choke - opening the choke would thin the barrel - really the only safe way to open the choke is to shorten the barrel to the point where the choke constriction suits you.
You have a Winchester-Cooey made in Canada.
I have the same 36 inch barreled gun, branded Cooey, that I shoot for Black Powder Trap.

Copper-plated lead for a possible turkey gun? Would that work?


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 Post subject: Re: winchester 370
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:17 pm 
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Yes copper plated lead would work fine.



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