Problems with cheap shotgun ammo?
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Shotgun Discussion > Problems with cheap shotgun ammo?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-01-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GoGlockOrGoHome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 83
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

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.

image-1448399733.jpg  
__________________

Last edited by GoGlockOrGoHome; 04-01-2013 at 10:55 PM.
GoGlockOrGoHome is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 04-01-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CapnJack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ima Mainah
Posts: 97
Liked 54 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

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.

__________________
CapnJack is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 10:52 PM   #3
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
eatmydust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 3,580
Liked 2794 Times on 1629 Posts
Likes Given: 1613

Default

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.

__________________

Sent from my (_E=MC² _)

We do not choose our future, we choose our habits and our habits dictate our future. - anonymous

We are all biodegradable.

eatmydust is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GoGlockOrGoHome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 83
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Quote:
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
__________________
GoGlockOrGoHome is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 10:54 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jeepboy4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 71
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

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.

__________________
Simply put...Remington
R700-.243
R770-30-06
R1100-12 ga
R1100-20 ga
Fueled By Hornaday
jeepboy4life is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 10:56 PM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,087
Liked 757 Times on 449 Posts
Likes Given: 477

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoGlockOrGoHome View Post
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.
__________________

Last edited by PanBaccha; 04-01-2013 at 11:02 PM.
PanBaccha is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 11:06 PM   #7
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,199
Liked 2531 Times on 1236 Posts
Likes Given: 1270

Default

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

__________________

The Constitution is not an instrument for the Government to restrain the people. It is an instrument for the people to restrain the Government!
*Patrick Henry

Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."

-- John F. Kennedy


Last edited by Sniper03; 04-01-2013 at 11:18 PM.
Sniper03 is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 11:07 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Virginian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Evangeline,Louisiana
Posts: 820
Liked 131 Times on 101 Posts

Default

$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.

__________________

What could have happened... did.

Virginian is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SSGN_Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,337
Liked 2173 Times on 1283 Posts
Likes Given: 472

Default

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.

__________________
SSGN_Doc is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 04:45 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GoGlockOrGoHome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 83
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

So much help! Thanks!

__________________
GoGlockOrGoHome is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Best cheap shotgun springfield45wv General Shotgun Discussion 38 03-15-2013 01:06 AM
Ammo Problems???? berettathis92 Ammunition & Reloading 15 03-11-2013 12:43 AM
Cheap Vs. Expensive Shotgun zstei001 General Shotgun Discussion 34 01-24-2013 11:55 PM
what's a good cheap trap shooting shotgun TNKING89 General Rifle Discussion 1 04-27-2012 05:08 AM
Cheap, popular shotgun choices for home defense. fastline General Shotgun Discussion 4 01-29-2011 04:46 AM