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02-21-2007, 10:11 PM
I just bought a stoeger 2000 turkey, and there was no owners manual in the box. My question is can you shoot hevi-shot out of the factory turkey choke. Thanks in advance for the help.
03-04-2007, 12:53 PM
I am looking at the manual for the Stoeger 2000 right now and it doesn't specify if you can use hevi-shot. It only mentions steel and lead. You can use steel in the Modified (3-notches), Imp. Cylinder (4 notches), and Cylinder bore (5 notches). You CAN NOT use steel in any of the other two. It would be wise to post a question to Stoeger on the hevi-shot.
03-04-2007, 01:22 PM
Hevi-shot is fine for turkey tubes.
The porblem with steel is the hardness.
Hevi-shot is softer than steel but harder than lead.
03-04-2007, 08:16 PM
after being on hold with customer service for 45min, I was told that they don't know if it would be all right to shoot hevi-shot through their tubes. But that I probably should not try it.
03-18-2007, 01:08 AM
shot a hevi shot load through the factory turkey shoke in mine today and it was the best pattern i got out of the gun but i think i will still go after market
03-18-2007, 08:24 PM
03-18-2007, 08:28 PM
let me try that again. i've shot numerous turkeys with my stoeger 2000 using hevishot. i use an h.s. strut aftermarket choke and get awesome results (and their chokes are very inexpensive to try out--around $20). i've also shot a ton of waterfowl with steel shot through the factory modified tube with never a problem and very good patterns.
03-19-2007, 06:36 PM
hunter, do you have any problems with you poi? mine is patterning low and left
03-21-2007, 01:01 AM
tungsten is hard but brittle. one or 2 shots through a choke a season should be ok. just don't go shhot a round of clays or duck hunt with it.
for 20ish you can pick upa cheep hevi shot tube.
honestly i can see no differenc except it's .01" more open. .675 vs. .665 in the model i like
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