View Full Version : CAn someone tell me if I will blow my barrel apart?

March 31, 2007, 07:48 PM
What i have is a Ted Williams verision of a winchester 1300 auto. Itis a 12 ga. with the vari-choke on the muzzle.(dog rocket)

My question is will i blow the gun up if I ran a slug thru it.

Can I shoot buckshot thru it?

If so, what size?

Any anwers will do....even the wrong ones:D

March 31, 2007, 08:31 PM
I had one of those guns. Liked it very much. Sold it when groceries got low.

The gun will shoot all the slugs that you can afford to buy. I used quite a few in that old gun. It is a Winchester pump. Has great steel in the barrel. It has been proof tested with max loads. Have fun!!:D

March 31, 2007, 08:36 PM
Re: Buckshot. Buy a 5 round box of #1, 0, 00, & 000. Shoot them at a large piece of paper at 30-40 yds. Continue to use the ones that pattern the best. Police departments all over the country have used these Winchesters with slugs and buckshot. It will shoot any 2 3/4 inch round, including magnums, slugs, and buckshot. In fact, you have one of the best pump guns made. If you need parts ever, buy them for a winchester 1200.

March 31, 2007, 08:39 PM
When shooting slugs or buckshot, I suggest that you leave your choke on slug setting. Those polychokes are soldered on but I have never had one to blow off. Buckshot patterns best usually in an Improved cylinder choke.

Sorry to use so many posts, but every time I read your post I see something that I missed.

I have several shotguns with polychokes. Love them.

March 31, 2007, 08:42 PM
It maybe a 1200 version. Mine is semi-auto. I have hunted quail and squirrel with it for the last 15 years. I recieved it in a trade knowing absolutley nothing of the gun.

March 31, 2007, 08:44 PM

March 31, 2007, 08:46 PM
Markings are...full,modified,imp,cyl

No mention of a slug setting

March 31, 2007, 08:52 PM
Use the improved cylinder for the slugs.

March 31, 2007, 11:49 PM
improved or cylinder.



April 1, 2007, 08:35 AM
You can safely shoot any factory ammo, except steel shot, in this gun safely. Have fun! Use the Cylinder setting for slugs for aaccuracy reasons.