What is the difference between 12ga 2&3/4 shells versus 3"?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by danolator, May 17, 2012.

  1. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    My gun can hold and fire both. Can both size shells be loaded together?
     
  2. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Shell cap........

    I have a Bennelli that only holds 3 rounds of 3.5 and thats one in the chamber. I figure thats all I need... Each round contains 18 pellets, So how many can I kill in one shot. I use full choke for maximum take down power...... I'm sure I could modify and take another 5 rounds, But I don't see the need as of now.......3.5 00 buck magnum.....For home Defence.......:p
     

  3. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Loading 2 -3/4 and 3" shells together can be done, in

    some pumps. I wouldn't do it.

    You can load more 2-3/4 shells, generally, if it's a tube mag.

    If you don't need the power of 3" shells, 2-3/4s are

    cheaper, and easier on the shoulder.
     
  4. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    about 1/4"
    cottontop
     
  5. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    +1 made me lol

    ---Shoot To Thrill---
     
  6. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Yes u can load them together....in my STOEGER semi auto I have loaded and shot 2 3/4", 3", and 3 1/2" without a problem
     
  7. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    That was gonna be my answer, you beat me to it :)
     
  8. fmj

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    That makes 3 of us!:D
     
  9. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    LOL. I knew that was coming as soon as I pressed the send button! Anyway, thanks for the advice. Have a whole bunch of different loads to check out tonight. Ultimately my choice will be based on which combination of size and shot gives me the most accurate short range hit. Then we'll see how the slugs do.
     
  10. workman5487

    workman5487 New Member

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    I have. A mossberg 500 that. Holds. 8 +1 For home. Defense
     
  11. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Heavy shot #4 or larger, in low brass is cheap. 2 3/4 shells, short distance in homes your gold. It dumps all it's energy fast, 8 shot in low brass 2 3/4 is around 1200 to 1300 fps, that's faster than a 45acp and a lot bigger.
     
  12. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Did anyone mention 1/4" :)
     
  13. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Oh yea now that it's been brought up..... 1/4"
     
  14. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    Beat up the newb. Ok. 3" magnum is more than I will need for home defense. Hit 00 shot on spot at 30 feet. All holes in kill zone with consistency. Picked up a handful of 2 3/4 slugs. Hit 4 out of 5 @ 40 feet in 10" circle. Not bad for 18.5" barrel. Probably gonna carry shot and slugs in the gun. Now to ice the shoulder.
     
  15. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    This much....... 1/4"

    Lol

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  16. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    I buy different lengths for my shotguns and they both work great but I don't ever load them at the same time. I know you can, I just don't do it.
     
  17. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Yes & the 3 inch holds more lead...............
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i'm really thinking it could be, maybe a 1/4"? i'll go measure some and get back to you guys!:D