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View Poll Results: how much do you like the remington 870 express magnum
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Old December 7, 2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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why do chokes.......

why do full turkey chokes tell you to only use lead shot in the remington 870 express magnum
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Old December 7, 2006, 02:20 PM   #2
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Turkey chokes are a very "tight" restriction usually .685 or tighter. Steel shot will not compress like lead will so you stand a chance of splitting or bulging the choke or your barrel or both.
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Old December 8, 2006, 02:57 PM   #3
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I believe that some shot materials that are denser than lead such as steel and Hevi-shot over time will wear on the constriction of the choke itself. This would increase pattern size and decrease choke life. You can buy additional full/extra full/super full turkey chokes that are designed specifically for the denser shot materials. I had to do this myself for my 870 SP to use Hevi-Shot turkey loads when Remington loaded them. I purchased Remingtons Hevi-Shot Super Full choke. The combination was devastating and worth the additional few bucks ($30?) IMO.
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