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Shooting 2 3/4" shells in a 3 1/2" chamber?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by PatMiles, Oct 25, 2011.

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  1. PatMiles

    PatMiles Well-Known Member

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    Any downside to doing this? Shot deformation? Chamber erosion?

    Thanks,

    Pat
     
  2. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I recall is Browning indicated you may get tighter patterns using the smaller hull in the longer chamber. I suspect it was the extra length essentially acting as a longer forcing cone.
     
  3. jhoward

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    If you shoot a lot of 2 3/4" shells in it and don't clean it well, you may have a hard time getting 3 1/2" shells in there as some crud may build up in the chamber.
     
  4. Chilly

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    Never had a problem.
     
  5. kstwind

    kstwind TS Member

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    A while back my son bought a new Browning Silver in 3 1/2" chamber. I just had to give the new gun a try so I took some old Federal papers that I didnt want to save and headed to the trap range. Ready for the fourth target, the live round didnt quite chamber all the way. It maybe lacked an 1/8 inch. I took it out and looked the shell over. All was good with it so I dropped it in and closed the action without any problem. I was about to shoulder the gun when I decided to look into why it had given trouble. I found the paper had separated from the base of the previous shell and was far enough in the long chamber to allow another to be chambered. I hate to think what would have happened if I had fired it that way! I've shot thousands of papers in my o/u and never had seen one seperate.Other than something like this, you shouldnt have problems.
     
  6. PatMiles

    PatMiles Well-Known Member

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    Other than a gun possibly blowing up in my face I shouldn't have any problems! Yikes! Asking cause I have a chance to buy a Citori, 28" barrels and screw in chokes for $950.00. But, it has 3 1/2 " chambers. On the fence regarding the purchase.

    Pat
     
  7. Remstar311

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    If you wanted it, I would not let the 3.5 inch chamber bother me in the least.

    I have several supermag rem and shoot way more 2 3/4 than 3 1/2 and never ever have had a problem
     
  8. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    All the time- no problem !
     
  9. Beni

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    just ask the manufacture,Ive never had a problem beni
     
  10. scooterbum

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    how about the extra 3/4" jump before the wad gets a seal?
     
  11. lightning20ga

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    10000 rounds in my beretta 400 no problem its 3 1/2
     
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