Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by anapex, Nov 5, 2006.
Take a spent 2.75" shell, and insert it into the chamber, and make sure the slide will go into battery. Then cycle the slide and see if the extended once crimped edge of the shell will clear and allow the shell to be ejected clean. If the front edge of the shell hits the chamber opening and doesn't cleanly eject, it again may be a 2.5". The only sure way to tell is to take it to a smith.
Best to have a good smith look it over.
16 gauge shells are not that hard to find, even in the short versions. These do cost a bit. Try Polywad and Gamebore for the shorties.
Have you started loading yet?
A 16 ga means handloading to max the performance and lower the bills.
Also, you've noted by now this was made on the same frame as the 20 and is a light toting wand.
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