View Full Version : Ammo segergation, 2 3/4" and 3"

December 7, 2011, 09:06 PM
I have 12 ga. shotguns with both 2 3/4" and 3" chambers. Most of my ammo is 2 3/4" but I do have a little bit of 3" also. The 3" stuff is all in 5 round boxes: one box of #4 buck, two boxes of 1 oz. slugs, and three boxes of 00 buck.

I know enough to be certain that I only use the 3" loads in the properly chambered shotguns. My concern is that not everyone else is aware of the difference and I don't want any accidental use of the 3" stuff in a 2 3/4" gun.

How do you segregate your ammo to eliminate any chance of this happening? I am thinking that I should just shoot up the 3" ammo and only have 2 3/4" loads. That would be the surest way of eliminating the issue, but I'd like to hear what anyone else does.

December 7, 2011, 09:16 PM
How much ammo are we talkin here?

December 7, 2011, 09:30 PM
I have about 20 boxes(25 shells) of assorted 12 ga. 2 3/4" in pheasant, game, target, steel, and 00 buck and 30 boxes(5 shells) of slugs. I have one box of .410 in 3", the rest is 2 1/2" and a couple boxes each of 28 and 20 ga. 2 3/4" for "working the kids up the ladder" of shotguns. Not a whole lot by most reconing, so shooting up the 3" stuff seems like a reasonable option, not to mention an excuse for a range trip...

December 7, 2011, 10:01 PM
yeah shoot it up...sounds like a great idea.

December 7, 2011, 10:18 PM
or trade it to someone for more 2.75 stuff

December 8, 2011, 12:56 AM
Shoot the 3" it or lock it in an ammo box.