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3 in slugout of 2 3/4 double barrel

what happens if you shoot a 3 in slug out of a 3 3/4 in double barrel stevens? this happen by accident or lack of paying attention to detail.

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Re: 3 in slugout of 2 3/4 double barrel

3 in shell should not have fit into a 2 3/4" gun

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Re: 3 in slugout of 2 3/4 double barrel

A 3 inch shell will fit into a 2 3/4 inch chamber with no problem. A three inch shell is not three inches long till it is fired and a 2 3/4 inch shell is not 2 3/4 inches till it is fired. When a three inch shell is fired in a 2/3/4 inch chamber gun, the crimped end cannot open all the way which becomes an obstruction. It could be dangerous with a rifled slug or even fine shot if the guns action isn't strong. I saw a guy accidentally shoot a 3 in shell in a 2/3/4 in chamber Springfield semi auto Browning clone and all that happened was the gun jammed because the shell couldn't be ejected. I wouldn't recommend doing it.




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Re: 3 in slugout of 2 3/4 double barrel

Increase breach preasure.A 2 3/4" is that size after fired.A 3" will fit in there is just 1/4" that the barrel is not machined out for when the 3" is fired.I POSITIVILY wound not do it on a regular basis.An accidental 1 time probably not hurt.

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Re: 3 in slugout of 2 3/4 double barrel

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I saw a guy accidentally shoot a 3 in shell in a 2/3/4 in chamber Springfield semi auto Browning clone and all that happened was the gun jammed because the shell couldn't be ejected. I wouldn't recommend doing it.
I saw the exact same thing once, but it was out of a friends cheap chinese auto. He didn't realize there were a couple loose 3" shells that were thown into the misc. shell box when we were shooting hand thrown targets. I had to cut part of the shell in half to get it out.

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Re: 3 in slugout of 2 3/4 double barrel

I'M LATE ADDING TO THIS POST BUT I HAD TO MENTION, I DON'T THINK ITS A GOOD IDEA TO SHOOT A SLUG OUT OF AN OLD SXS
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Re: 3 in slugout of 2 3/4 double barrel

old in the way, why not?

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old in the way, why not?

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Re: 3 in slugout of 2 3/4 double barrel

Tom4shot,
He may be referring to the possibility that SOME older SXS have loosened up and the high pressures generated by slugs can cause multiple problems, particularly if gun has fixed full chokes.
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Re: 3 in slugout of 2 3/4 double barrel

Barrels seperating on older sxs shotguns from rifled slugs is not unheard of.




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