How to "Ghost Load" or "Carrier Load" or "Float a Round" a Shotgun
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default How to "Ghost Load" or "Carrier Load" or "Float a Round" a Shotgun

Some shotguns permit you to "float" a shell on top of the carrier, while one is in the chamber, and your magazine is full. In this way you can get the maximum capacity out of your shotgun. In this video the shotgun I'm demonstrating to "ghost load" is a M4 Benelli, with the full length magazine tube I put on it, I have a nine round capacity with carrier loading.

Carrier loading is included in the USMC's operation manual for the M1014 (the Marine version of the M4).

If you guys know of other shotguns you can do this with, let me know.

Here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/edit?ns=1&video_id=vf7agIzbTvs

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I know you can with the stoeger m3500

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Wonder what's going to happen when the game wardens hear of this "ability". Federal law says 3 max for any migratory species, and many states have similar laws for other game.

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I have an M4 and have done this several times. It is interesting but not practical as it is not quick to do. Thus my initial loading at the range will include the extra round but I don't bother with it after that.

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Wonder what's going to happen when the game wardens hear of this "ability". Federal law says 3 max for any migratory species, and many states have similar laws for other game.
if the law states 3 rounds max, and the game warden inspects your weapon for compliance (plug in the mag tube, etc. to prevent you from loading more than 3 rounds total) and he finds you've "ghost loaded" a 4th round...I imagine that would be a violation of the law and you would be cited
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if the law states 3 rounds max, and the game warden inspects your weapon for compliance (plug in the mag tube, etc. to prevent you from loading more than 3 rounds total) and he finds you've "ghost loaded" a 4th round...I imagine that would be a violation of the law and you would be cited
Yes you would be cited.
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Probably not a whole lot of people duck hunting with a M4 Benelli, but...you never know.

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Tactical Duck Hunting!!!

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I have an M4 and have done this several times. It is interesting but not practical as it is not quick to do. Thus my initial loading at the range will include the extra round but I don't bother with it after that.
"Practical" ... no, not for reloads, that's for sure. But the USMC includes it in the operator's manual since Marines will take their M1014s (the military version of the M4) with one floated to increase capacity. Better to have one extra and not need it, then need it and not have it...and all that.
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You don't have to have it loaded with 4, it just has to be capable of it. Stoegers are common duck guns. They better fix that.

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Like I said, I'm not aware of many people that enjoy "Tactical Duck Hunting" with a M4 Benelli.

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