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Well I've been thinking of getting into goose hunting, my only problem is with my 870 barrel. It's a fixed mod. choke... How do i know that this is 'steel rated'? Only reason i ask is as i was looking though the Cabelas book today looking at decoys i saw the replacement 870 barrels and i looked to see the price, and saw that there where a few that where "steel rated'... Whats this all about? I don't feel like putting $250+ into a 'steel rated' barrel if its not needed
 

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Where would that be located on the barrel? All my barrel says is

"2 3/4 or shorter shells...... Mod..... J|L.... O... X...80
And the other side says the remington thing and all the patent #'s and
R.E.P. incircled a P just outside the incircling and a big freckin M and a G inside a triangle...
 

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ANd i'm not sure if its a new barrel or an older barrel, hence why i'm asking and putting all these letters up on my last post, dont really wanta spend $250 for a new barrel if not needed, but dont feel like getting half way though next year and having to get a new barrel
 

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Now i know this might sound really dumb but,, what really is the importance of a 'steel rated' barrel?? if steel is lighter than lead, wouldnt it mean a lighter psi on the barrel? If all the shot is contained in the wadding, what would there to be to damage the barrel if using the correct choke?
 

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hunt/fish365 said:
Barrels rated for steel shot are chrome lined. All new guns are made that way. Most prior to steel shot being required by law were not.

Need to add. It is ot unsafe to fire steel shot from an older barrel. It will however open up the choke on the gun as it will slowly wear away the choke in the barrel.
How do you know if its chrome lined or not? I'm not sure on how old the gun is... My dad bought it off a dealer a few years ago, and it was used before that, if i'd have to guess i'd say prolly under 10 years old.. I think i will contact Remington on monday, just to see what they say
 
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