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Old April 6, 2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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2 3/4" shotshell in a 3" Mod?

Im a bit new to shotguning and have a rossi 12GA break down single shot. I was wondering if its ok to use 2 3/4" shotshells in a 3" modified choke gun.
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Old April 6, 2005, 02:21 PM   #2
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Old April 6, 2005, 03:56 PM   #3
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Shorter shells will work. On any barrel, the chamber length should be marked. If it says for 2 3/4" only, no 3" or 3.5". If it says 3", 2 3/4" shells will work also.

The big 3.5", same same.

In your Rossi, I vehemently recommend 2 3/4" LIGHT loads. The little singles like yours are very light, and mag loads will tear you a new one if your fit and form aren't up to par.

HTH....
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Old April 7, 2005, 12:06 AM   #4
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thanks for the info. what kinda recoil can i expect from 3' #4 or #6 shotshell im not into slugs or 000,00,0 shot. im 6"2' 250lbs.
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Old April 7, 2005, 01:35 AM   #5
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http://www.chuckhawks.com/shotgun_recoil_table.htm

I'm much smaller than you and fired half a box of Remington High-Velocity Magnum Turkey Loads from a 6-7lb. single-shot New England Pardner (with Pachmayr slip-on recoil pad) that had an estimated recoil energy of around 55 ft. lbs.

Certainly noticeable, but nothing too brutal.
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Old April 7, 2005, 06:26 AM   #6
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Clone, enough. With good form and fit, no pain.
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Old April 7, 2005, 12:53 PM   #7
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thx again for the info. i think ill get a http://www.rossiusa.com/products/RecoilPadDetail.cfm for the rossi. better to spend $10 on a recoil pad and enjoy the shooting than have a bruised shoulder.
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