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Barrel constriction of Mod (.020) for pellet size up to BB's and full choke (.035) for pellets smaller than #5 in steel !
Steel shot throws a tighter pattern than Lead and only the pattern board will show you what's best !
 

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Double check your chokes are rated for steel shot. Most aftermarket extended chokes say no shot larger than BB or shells faster than 1550 in Full choke. But flush fulls are often not rated for any steel shot. If needed, carlson's chokes are the best economically priced steel shot chokes IMO. Their flush mount are steel shot rated for about $20 and their extended are also steel shot rated for about $45-50.
 

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I've shot a good amount (10s of thousands of rounds) of steel through my 12ga and 20ga Citori's with no issues.

Here are a few of my pattern numbers to give you an idea on how they perform.

Patterning results from a 12-gauge Browning Citori with 28" Invector-plus barrels using Briley flush chokes (patterns average of five, 30" post-shot scribed circle, yardage taped muzzle to target, and in-shell pellet count average of five).

30 YARDS / CYL
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (418 pellets) / pattern 225 (54%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (437 pellets) / pattern 231 (53%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (314 pellets) / pattern 169 (54%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (306 pellets) / pattern 184 (60%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #4 steel (218 pellets) / pattern 132 (61%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #3 steel (162 pellets) / pattern 88 (54%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #2 steel (139 pellets) / pattern 89 (64%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 57%

30 YARDS / SK

Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (418 pellets) / pattern 285 (68%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (437 pellets) / pattern 319 (73%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (314 pellets) / pattern 236 (75%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (306 pellets) / pattern 234 (76%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #4 steel (218 pellets) / pattern 176 (81%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #3 steel (162 pellets) / pattern 118 (73%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #2 steel (139 pellets) / pattern 116 (83%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 73%

30 YARDS / IC

Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (418 pellets) / pattern 315 (75%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (437 pellets) / pattern 363 (83%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (314 pellets) / pattern 252 (80%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (306 pellets) / pattern 261 (85%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #4 steel (218 pellets) / pattern 202 (93%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #3 steel (162 pellets) / pattern 132 (81%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #2 steel (139 pellets) / pattern 129 (93%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 84%

40 YARDS / IC

Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #2 steel (139 pellets) / pattern 111 (80%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (152 pellets) / pattern 100 (66%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz BB steel (85 pellets) / pattern 61 (72%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 73%

40 YARDS / LM
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (418 pellets) / pattern 262 (63%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (437 pellets) / pattern 278 (64%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (314 pellets) / pattern 199 (63%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (306 pellets) / pattern 220 (72%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #4 steel (218 pellets) / pattern 150 (69%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #3 steel (162 pellets) / pattern 106 (65%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #2 steel (139 pellets) / pattern 114 (82%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (152 pellets) / pattern 107 (70%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz BB steel (85 pellets) / pattern 69 (81%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 70%

40 YARDS / M

Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (418 pellets) / pattern 275 (66%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (437 pellets) / pattern 286 (65%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (314 pellets) / pattern 210 (67%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (306 pellets) / pattern 222 (73%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #4 steel (218 pellets) / pattern 159 (73%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #3 steel (162 pellets) / pattern 106 (65%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #2 steel (139 pellets) / pattern 114 (82%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (152 pellets) / pattern 120 (79%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz BB steel (85 pellets) / pattern 70 (82%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 72%

40 YARDS / IM

Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (418 pellets) / pattern 247 (59%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (437 pellets) / pattern 300 (69%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (314 pellets) / pattern 211 (67%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (306 pellets) / pattern 227 (74%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #4 steel (218 pellets) / pattern 165 (76%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #3 steel (162 pellets) / pattern 121 (75%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #2 steel (139 pellets) / pattern 114 (82%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 72%

40 YARDS / LF

Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (418 pellets) / pattern 249 (60%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (437 pellets) / pattern 306 (70%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (314 pellets) / pattern 218 (69%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (306 pellets) / pattern 229 (75%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 69%

40 YARDS / F

Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (418 pellets) / pattern 266 (64%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #7 steel (437 pellets) / pattern 299 (68%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (314 pellets) / pattern 218 (69%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (306 pellets) / pattern 234 (76%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 69%

50 YARDS / IM

Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #4 steel (218 pellets) / pattern 121 (56%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #2 steel (139 pellets) / pattern 100 (72%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (152 pellets) / pattern 86 (57%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz BB steel (85 pellets) / pattern 61 (72%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 64%

50 YARDS / LF
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #4 steel (218 pellets) / pattern 139 (64%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #2 steel (139 pellets) / pattern 100 (72%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (152 pellets) / pattern 95 (63%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz BB steel (85 pellets) / pattern 60 (71%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 68%

50 YARDS / F
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (314 pellets) / pattern 159 (51%)
Win Xpert 2 ¾” 1 oz #6 steel (306 pellets) / pattern 162 (53%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #4 steel (218 pellets) / pattern 148 (68%)
Rem Sportsman 2 ¾” 1 1/8 oz #2 steel (139 pellets) / pattern 106 (76%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (152 pellets) / pattern 95 (63%)
Rem Sportsman 3” 1 1/4 oz BB steel (85 pellets) / pattern 63 (74%)
Average pattern percentage of all loads / 64%
 
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