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GoGlockOrGoHome 04-01-2013 10:42 PM

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I recently bought my first shotgun..
I live down the street from a Walmart and was looking at what they had for ammo. They had some reallllly cheap birdshot. Like $9 for a box of 25. It was sold as skeet shooting ammo. It was lead. Made my remington.

My question is, will I have any problems shooting really cheap ammo out of my mossberg 590A1?
What downsides will I get from buying crappy ammo? As long as its lead am I okay?
I'm suchhhh a noob at this, sorry. ;)

CapnJack 04-01-2013 10:48 PM

Sombody that knows ahellva lot more should chime in soon, but ive had no problems with wallyworlds cheap shotty shellz, its all i buy actually.

Im new to the shotgun scene also, but ive been getting my blast on when i can lately.

eatmydust 04-01-2013 10:52 PM

If it's brand name ammo and your barrel and choke tubes are rated to handle the projectiles (lead, steel, bismuth/tin) you'll be just fine. Read your owner's manual to be sure.

GoGlockOrGoHome 04-01-2013 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by CapnJack
Sombody that knows ahellva lot more should chime in soon, but ive had no problems with wallyworlds cheap shotty shellz, its all i buy actually.

Im new to the shotgun scene also, but ive been getting my blast on when i can lately.

Yeah, I figure I can shoot just about anything through it, but didnt know what downsides there could be?
Dirtier? Less accurate? I don't know what I don't know I guess, ya know? lol

jeepboy4life 04-01-2013 10:54 PM

I cant give you a technical answer but from personal experience It doesn't hurt my gun, I shot trap competitively for 6+ years shooting the cheapest shells Walmart sold and they didn't hurt my remmy 1100 any.

PanBaccha 04-01-2013 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by GoGlockOrGoHome (Post 1199679)
I recently bought my first shotgun..
I live down the street from a Walmart and was looking at what they had for ammo. They had some reallllly cheap birdshot. Like $9 for a box of 25. It was sold as skeet shooting ammo. It was lead. Made my remington.

My question is, will I have any problems shooting really cheap ammo out of my mossberg 590A1?
What downsides will I get from buying crappy ammo? As long as its lead am I okay?
I'm suchhhh a noob at this, sorry. ;)

I have a Mossberg 590A1 too; and have bought a few boxes of shells (Winchester) from Walmart (25 in a box) for practice shooting. Never ever a problem.

Sniper03 04-01-2013 11:06 PM

Go Glock,

No trouble at all shooting target or field loads in your Mossberg pump gun. The ammunition you purchased is lead shot loads. So you will have to really brush your barrel out "Good!" when you are done because lead residue will build up in the barrel. It will do that with any target or hunting load that has lead shot in it! It will not hurt the gun at all just takes more effort to clean. Use a good Brass Shotgun Brush! *DRY! until you get the lead out of the barrel. The lead will look like a shadow in the bore of the barrel when it is in there! Then when finished brushing run a patch with solvent on it and check it for any lead! If there is any left run a dry patch through the bore and *Dry brush some more! Then use your solvent and patch to finish cleaning the bore of the barrel. The barrel will look totally clean and shiny as new when it is perfectly clean. Then put some lube on a patch and run it through a couple of times. One more dry patch one time through the barrel to take out the excess lube and you are good to go!

HAVE FUN!

03

Virginian 04-01-2013 11:07 PM

$9 a box is primo stuff, not cheap. The cheap stuff is a lot closer to $5 a box. I shot 100 cheap Federals Saturday without a hitch.

SSGN_Doc 04-01-2013 11:34 PM

It'll be fine. Clean up shouldn't be too bad either. Smooth bores clean up pretty quick, and the shot usually remains in the shot cup/wad on its way down the bore. Fine stuff for birds, to small game or clay targets. Not the best stuff for defensive situations, as bird shot would indicate it is made for small thin skinned critters.

GoGlockOrGoHome 04-02-2013 04:45 AM

So much help! Thanks!


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