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410 question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Strait Shooter, Apr 26, 2013.

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  1. Strait Shooter

    Strait Shooter Member

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    To the 410 experts. Is it ok to shoot 3 inch and 2 1/2 inch shells in the same gun?Both sizes seem to chamber ok.
     
  2. berettablaster

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    Do not shoot 3" shells in a gun that is chambered for 2 1/2" shells. The barrel should have the max shot shell length stamped on the barrel. Gary
     
  3. TC

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    And it will kick like a 12 gauge!!
     
  4. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    3" shells will chamber in shorter chambers, but there isn't the room needed to allow for the shell length after the crimp has opened. Only shoot what the barrel has stamped on the outside. I show the kids this during hunter safety, that a 3" 20 gauge shell will fit in our 1100, although it is stamped 2 3/4" only, and explain to them how to check a gun for appropriate ammunition. I then compare it to the 11-87 that we also use, which allows 3" shells. Mark
     
  5. g7777777

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    Simple language

    It fits in the gun because the shell is unopened and thus shorter than it will be after being fired

    When it is fired the case mouth opens and if the case is longer than the chamber in the open position it creates a bottleneck and thus the pressure goes up as the shot gets slowed at the bottleneck

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  6. skeeljc

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    NO!!

    Jim Skeel<br>P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
  7. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    You can shoot 2.5" in a 3"chamberd gun just can't do the reverse
     
  8. Michael.B

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    Your answer is stamped on your barrel.

    e.g 12ga, for 2 3/4 or shorter shells.

    eg. 12ga - 2 3/4 in. - 30 in.

    The first example if from a Remington and the second from a Browning. Both say the same for ammunition, the Browning includes barrel length. If it says 3 in shells on your barrel, you can shoot 3 inch and anything shorter. If it says 2 3/4, then no, you can not shoot 3 inch.

    Michael B.
     
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