20 gauge ammo ?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by cooley 45'er, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. cooley 45'er

    cooley 45'er New Member

    im not a shotgun guy my dad pasted and he had a Remington Model 1100 20 gauge shotgun and a couple box of 20 g 23/4 long shells my ? is can you shot 21/2 long shells in this gun. a friend had alot of that size and would save some money, and what would be the best SD ammo for and shotgun. thanks
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    First off, I'm sorry for your loss.

    Your 1100 will shoot the 2.5" shells just fine. As far as self defense, the lower the number on the ammo, the larger the shot. So 8's are small and 00 buckshot is larger.

    I'm not very familiar with 20 gauge, so I can't really recommend a good SD load.