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eelpout50

16 Gauge Steel Shot

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I finally aquired my favorite shotgun of all time from my father, an Ithica 37 16 gauge. This is the first gun I ever shot a phesant with and I want to go on using it, but I hunt a lot of public ground in Iowa where you can only shoot steel. I have checked Cabelas and a few other major stores and they only carry lead in a 16. I understand that Remington makes it in #4's, any ideas who carries it??

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I know Joes in St Paul carries 16 ga. steel. I think Gander used to, but not sure anymore, as I haven't looked. I think Joes is the only place I know they have .410 steel as well.... but holy cow is it spendy! Grandson will have to shoot the 20 for ducks wink.gif

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Type In .16 ga shells on line and some sites will come up that sell it. It is rather pricey. Federal also makes 16 ga in #4 steel.

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If its a full choke don't use steel in that gun, it can damage the barrel. Look for bismuth shot, be prepared for sticker shock though.

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Ahlmans in morristown has about any kind of shell made. I do know they have 16 gauge for sure as i have bought plenty.

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It doesn't matter what choke that old gun has. Steel shot will ruin the barrel. I have an 870 16 ga. that I got in about 1961 that I won't use steel shot in, even though it shoots well for me. Save the old classics for trap, rabbits, and such. The only option is to see whether any place make a new replacement barrel for it.

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