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Is it ok to shoot steel through those old 101 Winchesters?

Does it matter what choke you are using?

Hate to mess it up by learning the hard way.
 
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I would not shoot steel shot through a Winchester 101. They have very thin barrels. Probably why they balance so well. You would not want to shoot steel shot through full choke.

Not an experts answer, but I do have several 101's and decided not to do it.
 

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Don't shoot steel through the gun, it's just too dangerous with those guns because the barrels are too thin and too soft. Also never shoot steel with a full choke. I'm not an expert but I know that you should not shoot steel through that gun.
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GEEESSHHH, realize I have never, and never will fire a round of steel thru a gun---unless they start making us for Sporting---but one of you guys tell me why the barrel of a 101 won't work with steel? I can certainly understand about the tight chokes, but am sure indifferent to the barrel deal.

The wad design is supposed to be so that no steel ever touches the barrel, I have picked up alot of steel wads that have been fired, the steel will just barely dimple the tough, thick wad---no way will it go thru. So why?

Are you throwing all 101's into the same basket?
 

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My previous post was more of a learning question than anything, not that I could change these guys minds, but I know of several using 101's with Non-Toxic.

One guy even bought a 32" Waterfowler specifically for geese, and he shows it no mercy during season, he makes a hand on whites. Give me some information, and I will convey it.
 

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The 32" waterfowler probably has the standard win chokes in it and is fine for steel shot.

Many of the older 101's have pretty thin barrels and fixed chokes. I don't know for sure that it would hurt them to shoot steel, but I choose not to try with mine. Besides, I think steel shot is crap anyway. Now the hevi-shot is a different story.
 
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