moss 500 ?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by simple2029, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. simple2029

    simple2029 New Member

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    Hello all im a big wheel fan but im told yes and no for this ?....

    I was looking at a rifle .223/5.56

    So i can use 2 different ammos but the 12g with a 3" chamber
    (can it use the small shells down to the 1.75" shells.

    Two local shops 1 says yea other says nope. And no one i know has personaly tryed.

    Thanks.
     
  2. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Yes you can. In a shotgun, you can always use a shell shorter than its chamber, you just cannot use a shell that is longer. For example, if a shotgun has a 3" chamber, you can fire a shell 2 3/4" (or shorter), but you cannot fire a 3 1/2" shell in it.
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  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I always use the same size in my 500 and I've never had an issue with it. Let me know if you run into issues.
     
  4. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Yes you can use any 3 inch or shorter shell in the gun if it is chambered for 3 in......that's like my 3 1/2 inch STOEGER m3500 I can shoot everything from 3 1/2inch and shorter shells in it
     
  5. TinCan

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    If you try it, I recommend starting out with just one shell in the tube magazine to see how is cycles to put the round in the chamber and ejects it after firing it. If that works well then load 3 shells in the tube mag and see how it works going through all 3. That way you are only dealing with a couple of rounds in the mag if something hangs up. I do this will all of my .22s that shoot S, L, and LR.
     
  6. Buckethead47

    Buckethead47 New Member

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    Like everyone said, doing get ammo longer than 3 inches. With it being a pump it should cycle fine.
     
  7. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Appropos of nothing, .223 and 5.56 is the same round. .223" is 5.56mm. A pump like the Mossberg 500, or single or two barrel guns with a fixed breech, will usually function with any shell not longer than the chamber length. Many semi autos will not.
     
  8. ZombieBrawler

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    It only makes sense that if you have the 3" chamber you can use that size and anything under. Its like saying 3" is the max, obviously trying to shove a 3.5" in there is no bueno. Ive seen many shotguns advertised as (for example) 3" chamber, holds 6 shells 2 3/4, 7 shells 2 1/4 ect ect. And with a mossberg, your fine theyre tanks and run forever.
     
  9. Gatoragn

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    While you are correct on the shotguns, .223 and 5.56 are not exactly equivalent.

    While .223 can be shot in a 5.56, it is highly discouraged to shoot 5.56 in a .223 chambered rifle. 5.56 is loaded to higher pressure and I saw a post on here a while back explaining the differences in the dimensions of the casings.

    Kind of like its okay to shoot 2.75 shells in a 3 inch shotgun chamber, don't shoot 3 inch in a 2.75 chamber.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f30/223-5-56-whats-difference-44436/?highlight=5.56+chamber

    Check out post #9 in this link.
     
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  10. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I was waiting for that. Lol
     
  11. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    NO is the correct answer!!!

    1.75" shotgun shells will NOT cycle thru even a pump shotgun's magazine and action reliably. 2-3/4" min. Those silly short shells can really only be used in single/double barrel break-actions. Everyone wants to squeeze maximum capacity out of their guns -- short shells don't do it. Sorry!
     
  12. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I tried the stubby aguila shells in my 870, it got all pi$$ed off at me. I put em away, now its happy again :)
     
  13. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    870's tend to be way more finicky then mossy's
     
  14. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Speaking of 870's, I have the express super mag with the 3 1/2 chamber, and I've Ben trying to find out if I can use the pdx1 without changing my barrel there is no riffling in the barrel and I'm not sure if I can fire slugs with riffling on them. It is the same barrel that was on it when I bought it brand new. And if I can use those shells in it do I need to take my choke out?
     
  15. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm still unsure of the safety matter of shooting slugs in tight chokes. They usually perform best in an improved cylinder. I see a choke debate coming...
     
  16. lbwar15

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    I'll take the choke out that's not a problem. It's the barrel I'm worried about. I don't won't to warp it or something.
     
  17. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You can shoot rifled slugs in an improved choke. Pdx1 is just a slug with shot added, right? Should be no problem. I don't know about shooting with no choke tube at all, your not doing that are you?
     
  18. lbwar15

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    I've never used slugs. I've always heard you can't use them in some barrels. I will get an improved choke. But I'm trying to find out if I can use the same barrel.
     
  19. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    And yes it's a 1oz riffled slug with 3 plated 00 buck pellets.
     
  20. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Some one gave me a box of a the mini slugs and they would not come close to cycling properly through either one of my mossberg 500's.