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Posted: 9/7/2010 12:28:47 PM EDT

A friend wanted to get out for early goose this year and I was thinking about jumping a few spots where locals hang out to see if we could get a couple sometime later this week.

However, his only shotgun is a SPAS-12. Doesn't seem like quite the appropriate level of choke for Canada geese.

I was going to lend him an 1100 in 20ga that I have for the hunt. The only issue is I've never shot steel out of its (factory) chokes before. It came with modified and full IIRC, I was thinking the full choke with shot size 1 or larger depending on what I can find on short notice. I'm assuming it's good to go, but can someone confirm?

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:38:07 PM EDT
Remington.com support. Many Rem Chokes are good for steel. The full chokes rated for steel are bronze in color.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 12:50:43 PM EDT
That's the weird thing.


That's the choke I have - except mine does not say STEEL OR LEAD. I would take a picture, but my cell cam is blurring the text too much. But basically picture that exact choke less the last three words - "REMINGTON [3 DOTS] FULL" on a stainless finish.

The manual is silent on it as well.

Perhaps I'll have to call but I wasn't sure if we had an expert here.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 1:56:55 PM EDT
Brownell's also seems to imply that they're all good for steel, except the trap chokes:
But I guess I shouldn't gamble on that.

Just wish Rem's customer service was open when I called. Guess it'll have to wait for tomorrow.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:33:37 PM EDT
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