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Steel shot alternative.

#1 Post by scubachris » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:41 pm

I keep going back and forth on a new A-5 or an old A-5. The old A-5 is winning( plus my Uncle might sell me my dad's old sweet sixteen) and wondered if anyone has used the lead shot replacements like Nice Shot.
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#2 Post by drigeba » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:28 am

I haven't tried bismuth shot, but at around 170.00 for 5 lbs i'm not sure I ever will!

If you only needed it for a few shots a year then that might not be a big factor. But out here in Cali non-lead shot is required in a lot of hunting areas and is scheduled for statewide use in a couple years.

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#3 Post by scubachris » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:42 pm

drigeba wrote:I haven't tried bismuth shot, but at around 170.00 for 5 lbs i'm not sure I ever will!

If you only needed it for a few shots a year then that might not be a big factor. But out here in Cali non-lead shot is required in a lot of hunting areas and is scheduled for statewide use in a couple years.

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Yeah, I've noticed that. Thanks for the info.
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#4 Post by drigeba » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:34 pm

I recently was contemplating the same question since I was looking at older guns for a while.

Fortunately the gun I had in mind is ok for steel. It is an 1980's Remington. If it hadn't been ok, I was looking at getting a new gun so i didn't have to worry about the barrel.

There are a lot of beautiful old guns out there for cheap, in fact I saw a lovely A5 browning for $500.00 while i was looking. On the not cheap side a Citori 20 ga for $1800.00!! Great for the range, but.....

I am happy with the 1100 LT 20 for now but might be looking for an O/U in case one of my kids wants to hunt with me..


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#5 Post by scubachris » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:39 pm

drigeba wrote:I recently was contemplating the same question since I was looking at older guns for a while.

Fortunately the gun I had in mind is ok for steel. It is an 1980's Remington. If it hadn't been ok, I was looking at getting a new gun so i didn't have to worry about the barrel.

There are a lot of beautiful old guns out there for cheap, in fact I saw a lovely A5 browning for $500.00 while i was looking. On the not cheap side a Citori 20 ga for $1800.00!! Great for the range, but.....

I am happy with the 1100 LT 20 for now but might be looking for an O/U in case one of my kids wants to hunt with me..


cheers,

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Yeah, I'm getting an A5( Belgium not Japanese). I don't like the new Brownings, they feel to fake. Still trying to see if I need lead when hunting doves and rabbit when not on state land.
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