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Old May 10, 2011, 05:06 PM   #4
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FWIW, just because the chamber(s) will accept an unfired 3" shotshell doesn't mean they're long enough for the fired shell, since shotgun barrels chambered for 2-3/4" shells (fired length) are long enough to accept a 3" (fired length) unfired shell.

Dismount the barrels, and check for the chamber marking(s) in millimeters, on each barrel, which should be "12/65" (2-1/2"), "12/70" (2-3/4"). or "12/76" (3").

The actual firing of ANY shell, that's too long for the actual chambering (regardless of length/gauge) will severely raise pressures as the shot column has to force it's way past the throat area, that should be wide open, but is now restricted by the open end/crimp of the too-long shell.


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