View Full Version : .410s 2.5 inch or 3 inch shells?

April 10, 2009, 08:46 PM
I was just given a .410 that says 3" on the gun.Does that mean I can use 2.5 inch also?I am very new to .410s,so I want to be sure its safe to use the shorter shells.

April 10, 2009, 08:52 PM
Go for it Sam. 410 chambered for 3" handles 2 1/2" just fine. A .410 seperates a real shooter from the " spray and pray" crowd--enjoy

April 10, 2009, 08:53 PM
Yep, 2 1/2 or 3-inch shells are okay. You didn't mention what type of gun you have. A pump or auto may have difficulty loading the shorter shells via the magazine. If that's the case, you can load directly (single shot) into the port and close the bolt.

April 10, 2009, 08:55 PM
its a new england arms break barrel

April 10, 2009, 11:52 PM
No problems. :)