View Full Version : 2 3/4" shotshell in a 3" Mod?

April 6, 2005, 02:04 PM
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.

April 6, 2005, 02:21 PM
No problem.

Dave McC
April 6, 2005, 03:56 PM
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.


April 7, 2005, 12:06 AM
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.

April 7, 2005, 01:35 AM

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.

Dave McC
April 7, 2005, 06:26 AM
Clone, enough. With good form and fit, no pain.

April 7, 2005, 12:53 PM
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. ;)