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Yes. When used for hunting the dowel will limit the magazine's capacity to 2 or 3 shells. You would be surprised how many times people have posted about not being able to load more than 2 rounds into their new Mossberg only to find that it shipped with the plug in the mag tube. :)

It looks like you got them both but those o-rings frequently get caught up in the mag tube, if you need a plug for hunting I would recommend ditching the wooden dowel for a single plastic plug.
 

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Awesome! Thanks guys. I appreciate the help. I believe, here in California the law does say you must use it. What type of plastic dowel are you using, or what would you recommend? Any ideas?
 

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The resale value of your gun, is somewhat better, if all that came in the box, moves on to the next owner. I would save that original plug.

Mossberg makes a great shotgun, my personal favorite, or right up there.
 

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Awesome! Thanks guys. I appreciate the help. I believe, here in California the law does say you must use it. What type of plastic dowel are you using, or what would you recommend? Any ideas?
All I know is in CA any and all wingshooting must be done with that plug. You are limited to 3 rounds. 2+ 1 in the chamber.
 

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Dowel and rubber o-rings. Yessir.
Wow, the engineering dept kinda phoned it in that day.
I thought the cheesy plastic bit that came with my browning was cheap looking.
On the plus side, replacements can be had in any Lowe's or ACE hardware.
 

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Wow, the engineering dept kinda phoned it in that day.
I thought the cheesy plastic bit that came with my browning was cheap looking.
On the plus side, replacements can be had in any Lowe's or ACE hardware.
Why bother with some kind of titanium alloy when a wooden dowel works just as well?
 

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Why bother with some kind of titanium alloy when a wooden dowel works just as well?
I know it works. It's just that pulling apart your brand new shotgun and finding a stick has to be a bit of a letdown.
 

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I know it works. It's just that pulling apart your brand new shotgun and finding a stick has to be a bit of a letdown.
Not as bad as not finding it and getting to the range and not being able to get more than 2 shells in the tube. :p
 
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