2 3/4" & 3" Slugs, NOT for 3 1/2" Chambers?


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RussB
January 21, 2003, 06:48 PM
ARGarrison wrote
... 2 3/4" and 3" slugs CAN NOT BE USED IN 3 1/2" CHAMBERS. The extra length in the chamber allows the slug to wobble before getting to the barrel, thus the slug can hang up and block the barrel. You'll need to only use 3 1/2" slugs with a 3 1/2" chamber. 2 3/4" and 3" slug loads are abundent so many can be found when testing your shotgun to see which load it likes best.
I read this in another post. Is this true? I haven't heard of this before. A slug getting all sideways & obstructing the bore could be quite hazardous, to say the least.

edit: original post,
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5132

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HSMITH
January 21, 2003, 09:19 PM
Never heard of it before personally. I also do not know of a 3.5" gun that is not backbored AND lengthened in the forcing cone, both of which should negate any wobbling. I see at worst it will really suck for accuracy, I don't see that it will hurt the gun at all.

HS/LD
January 21, 2003, 09:50 PM
The post is total rubbish, ARGarrison is wrong.

From Remington's website:

"In many cases, shotguns with 3" or 3-1/2" chambers also function with shorter shells (like the Remington Model 870 Express Super Magnum). Shotguns with 2-3/4" chambers and barrels are designed for use with 2-3/4" shells ONLY."


Edit: Deleted question.
found the post redundant question.

Regards,
HS/LD

ARGarrison
January 22, 2003, 04:42 PM
I was told this by a person I really belived he knew of what he was talking about, but the only thing I can find to support my statement is this;

http://www.mossberg.com/faqs.htm#fireslugs

It applies only to Mossberg 835s with Field Barrels. This is probally where my source was getting his information.

I also took into account Lightfield warning on the back of thier 2 3/4" sabot slug which states, "Not Recommend for 3 1/2" Chambers"

When I originaly wrote the statement it should have been "Should Not" instead of "Can Not", because you can.

Nuff' said.

Blain
January 23, 2003, 12:23 AM
Ok.....why was my post deleted?????
:confused: :confused: :cuss:

HSMITH
January 23, 2003, 12:47 AM
ARG, thanks for the correction and update. Takes a bigger man. I appreciate it.

whiskey
January 24, 2003, 08:58 PM
My mossy 500 with 3" chamber shoot 2 3/4" slugs better than 3" slugs.

If this were the case, then all these "tactical" slugs that are shorter than 2 3/4 inches would not be safe in any shotgun.

Here's one
http://www.ozarkmtns.com/less-lethal/products/cat10.htm

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