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Old 03-27-2013, 02:34 AM   #1
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I have a mid 60s Mossberg 385k 20 gauge bolt action it has the poly choke on it....would it be safe to shoot steel shot out of it with it being that old



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Old 03-27-2013, 02:39 AM   #2
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Probably not, most guns that old cannot shoot steel. Last I herd, you aren't supposed to shoot steel from polychokes either.



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I have a mid 60s Mossberg 385k 20 gauge bolt action it has the poly choke on it....would it be safe to shoot steel shot out of it with it being that old
Akers, i just bought a 385T in 20 ga. last weekend. would you mind posting some pictures of yours so i can see what differences there are between them? sure would appreciate it!

here's a couple of my 385T.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f26/mossberg-385t-bolt-action-20-ga-shotgun-87251/
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thanks Akers! nice looking shotgun!
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Thank ya when I got it about 15 years ago the barrel was painted pink on it so I stripped it down and cold blued it then I refinished the stock

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Thank ya when I got it about 15 years ago the barrel was painted pink on it so I stripped it down and cold blued it then I refinished the stock
very nice job! it looks great.
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In answer to the steel shot question- no. Steel shot will begin to gall the metal of your "dial-a-duck" choke. Those were FAR pre-steel shot, and are just not designed fot it. Go with bismuth shot.

For Mossberg bolt action shotguns, here ya go-

http://home.epix.net/~damguy/mossberg_shotgun_models.htm

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In answer to the steel shot question- no. Steel shot will begin to gall the metal of your "dial-a-duck" choke. Those were FAR pre-steel shot, and are just not designed fot it. Go with bismuth shot.

For Mossberg bolt action shotguns, here ya go-

http://home.epix.net/~damguy/mossberg_shotgun_models.htm
Thank ya c3 would it hurt to shoot a few through it I have a box of steel shot I had gave to me
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Akers, She's a beaut. As usual, C3 is right. I own a 185-d, and a 185-ka. Go with bismuth, the older barrels will not handle steel.

Axxe. As I said in the other 385 thread, nice lookin' shotgun.

Here's a pic of my 185-d. Aside from age ( mine was made between 1946 and 1949) the differences are; bolt design, interchangeable chokes (Barrel threaded on the outside, tubes on the inside), and no rear sight. Mine does have a Redding peep sight that can be adjusted for elevation and windage. it was bought used in 1954 by my grandfather who passed it down ro my father in 1965, who passed it down to me in 1988. My step- daughter is the 4th generation of my family to carry it afield, but she still has yet to take a deer with it. Maybe this year.

As I said guys, Nice looking shotties!



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