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Old 04-02-2013, 05:06 AM   #11
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Pump guns are not picky at all. Shotguns in general are not picky. Every shot gun (that I know of) is ok to shoot led out the box. Unless you go buy a specialized choke you will be fine.

Like was mentioned above. There will be some led particles in the barrel. But that's not a huge deal.

A good friend of mine keeps his 870 in his truck tool box. He has never cleaned it not one time. I know for a fact he has at least 4,000 rounds through it. (We shoot skeet every sunday).Other than some minor surface rust there is not one problem with it. It keeps on ticking.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:22 AM   #12
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$9 a box is pretty pricey by my book. I wouldn't even really pay that much for high brass birdshot. $5-7 is more typical for 7.5 or 8 shot.

Some people have trouble with extracting cheap shells because the aluminum base expands more than brass and gets stuck in the chamber. Most of the time it's not an issue and even If you do run into that problem, you usually fix it by switching brands or in the worst case by polishing the chamber.
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