Can I Still Shoot These

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    Can I Still Shoot These

    OK this may be a goofy question but.....

    My son bought some 12g 2.75" 00buck to go out shooting but the box said it is 2.75" Magnum ??

    Now I know there is a difference in plan 3" and 3" Magnum's, but what about in 2.75" ????

    Can I still shoot these in my SG, it's chambered for 2.75" and 3" but not in Magnum?

    He just learned too check the box before you buy syndrome

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    Yep, you're fine.

    In both 12 and 20 gauge, there are 2-3/4 inch as well as 3-inch magnum loads. You can safely shoot any 2-3/4 inch shell in a modern gun with a 2-3/4 inch or 3 inch chamber (in the same gauge).

    With a magnum buckshot load, be prepared to give you shoulder a workout!
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    ^^^^^^^^^^what he said^^^^^
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    Magnum load in a shotgun simply means more of a load.

    Occasionally, that load will require a bit more powder to push the larger load, but in any case, it will be perfectly safe in any modern shotgun.
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    Thanks .... for those reply's.

    So you can shoot 2-3/4inch magnum shells in a 2-3/4inch and 3inch chamber. But you can't shoot 3inch magnum shells unless your SG is 3inch magnum rated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zamboni View Post
    Thanks .... for those reply's.

    So you can shoot 2-3/4inch magnum shells in a 2-3/4inch and 3inch chamber. But you can't shoot 3inch magnum shells unless your SG is 3inch magnum rated?
    It's not "rated". It's the length of the chamber. A 3 inch shell won't fit in a 2 3/4 chamber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    It's not "rated". It's the length of the chamber. A 3 inch shell won't fit in a 2 3/4 chamber.
    Kind of like the postal service, "if it fits, it ships." (or shoots)
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    I understand the chamber size inception, 2-3/4inch and 3inch shells, and you can shoot 2-3/4inch shells in a 3inch chamber but you can not shoot 3inch shells in a 2-3/4inch chamber, thank you for the reply's.

    What I'm asking is magnum vs non-magnum shells?

    Judging from the first couple responsive answers to my question, I'm guessing I can shoot 12g 2-3/4inch magnums in any 2-3/4inch and/or 3inch chamber. True or False?

    Now what about 12g 3inch magnums? Can I shoot 3inch magnum shells in any 3inch SG? True or False?

    And I know that magnums will be a little more powerful too, that's why I'm asking. Just like you can not shoot 44mag in a 44special/S&W but you can shoot 44special/S&W in a 44mag.

    Thanks for the help.

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    The magnum thing means nothing. If it fits in the chamber you can shoot it.

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    3" Magnum shoots fine in a 3" chambered shotgun.

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    So to be fulling understandingly safe about all this.......

    If the correct gauge SG shell fits in the chamber < 2-3/4inch shell in a 2-3/4inch or a 3inch chamber or a 3inch shell in a 3inch chamber > regardless of if it is a magnum shell or not it is SAFE to shoot

    And the magnum shells will produce a bit more recoil/punch/power too

    Thank You for clearing this dilemma up for me, as I continue to try to learn something new, everyday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zamboni View Post
    If the correct gauge SG shell fits in the chamber < 2-3/4inch shell in a 2-3/4inch or a 3inch chamber or a 3inch shell in a 3inch chamber > regardless of if it is a magnum shell or not it is SAFE to shoot
    Correct.

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    Blast away!!

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    THANKS EVERYBODY FOR THE HELPFUL ADVICE

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