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 Post subject: Tungsten shot & full choke barrel
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:54 am 
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Hello All,

I have an old (1960's) Baikel side-by-side that is choked half & full. Is it safe to use Tungsten shot shells through this gun? The shells are Clever Tung-Shot.




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 Post subject: Re: Tungsten shot & full choke barrel
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:57 am 
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I have never heard of that brand. You can shoot some tungsten shells, like Activ's tungsten matrix thru anything you shoot lead thru, but other tungsten like original Hevi-Shot can damage fixed chokes. I would check with the manufacturer.

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 Post subject: Re: Tungsten shot & full choke barrel
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I have a 1960 IZH 54 SXS. Biakals even at that time have chrome bores;really well built guns However, your chokes are too tight for steel, tungsten, heavishot etc. I have shot steel in a sxs Uggie with chokes sk 1 and sk 2 with no problem.

www.rstshells.com has "Nice shot" cartridges that out perform Bismuth and can be used in any choke that lead can be used in. But they are $75.00 for box of 25; a little cheaper than Bismuth or Heavishot Classic.

Keep an eye on www.ballisticproducts.com though, they have come out with ITX non-tox shot that is a very good performer at lower cost and can be used in guns choked for lead. In a couple months, they may have loaded cartridges for sale.

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