One of the chain sport stores recently had a sale on Mossberg 935s. I have been interested in picking up an autoloader and I am very satisfied with my Mossberg 835 pump – so the decision wasn’t too hard to make. Anyway, I bought the 935 on Saturday and went to a 40-gun raffle on Sunday. Yeah, you guessed it … I won a shotgun (Rem 870 Express Super Mag). Now if I could have just won the Powerball!
Looking at the “fine print” on a 12-gauge choke tube and it states that it would be used with lead shot only.
Question #1 – if I shoot steel shot through a “lead only” tube, is it a safety risk? Or, am I going to damage the choke and barrel? Or, is it just a performance issue?
Question #2 – this one might be kind of stupid, but I’ll ask it anyway: If a tube is “lead only”, then does this mean that I cannot/should not use it for “heavy shot”?