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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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over under shotgun question

This might seem pretty elementary to you guys, but I received an over under shotgun from my father. It says 3" chamber on the side....my question is can I still shoot 2 3/4 inch shells out of it. My other shotguns say which size shells it can shoot. this gun just says 3 inch.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 11:17 PM
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Re: over under shotgun question

Yes, you can

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ok thanks for the info

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 11:35 PM
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Re: over under shotgun question

The chamber marking on any shotgun is the maximum length shell it is designed to shoot. Any shell shorter is safe.

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Re: over under shotgun question

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Joe is giving you the correct skinny, the marking you see is the max shell size marking, you can use 2 1/2 and 2 3/4 shells in your O/U also, your question is a good one,
lots of people ask the same question, while we are teaching them to gun.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 08:23 PM
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Re: over under shotgun question

just remember the right gauge!!!

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