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Posted: 2/20/2006 12:20:33 PM EDT
A couple years ago I bought a Harrington and Richardson, Inc. model 176 10 guage single shot shotgun off my uncle for $50. I tried calling H&R but they just use the name as the original company went out of business in 1986 and they have no information about previously made guns. Anyone know how I can find out if it's safe to shoot steel shot out of it? I picked up 3 boxes for $5 each at Walmart on clearance but don't want to blow the muzzle out.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:58:14 PM EDT
The H&R 176 was made from 1977 to 1985.

I rather doubt H&R bothered to build an inexpensive gun like the 176 for steel.

Without having a positive answer from H&R I'd say NO steel shot.
If you need to shoot steel, buy the newer "heavy shot" made of bismuth. This is safe for any barrel and works better than steel anyway.

My best "feel" on this is, your H&R will be quickly destroyed by steel.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:11:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 6:11:36 AM EDT by WIDeerHunter]
If I hadn't bought 3 boxes already, I wouldn't even bother...oh well. The thing is heavy as hell so I thought it might be able to handle it. I guess it will just be my turkey gun only. Thanks for the response.
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