Shotgun question

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by YZ#58, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. YZ#58

    YZ#58 Member

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    I just got a Stoeger STF 3000 (double barrel over/under) from Dick's for Christmas. It is chambered for 3" shells. My question is can I shoot 2 3/4" shells with it? The owners manual is lacking in info on it. I would think I should be fine. :help: If not, I'll have to give the Wally World box of 100 to my buddy across the street. Wally World did not have any target ammo in 3" either.
     
  2. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Yeah, you can shoot shorter shells in the longer chamber, when it comes to shotguns.

    It's just like putting .38 special ammo into a .357 magnum revolver, or using .22 shorts in a .22LR gun (well, some models of .22 won't cycle reliably with shorts, but if your gun loads them into the chamber, they will fire and they will be safe).
     

  3. goldshellback

    goldshellback New Member

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    gunsmoker's right.......that Stoger'll eat those 2 3/4's just as well as the 3 inchers.

    Have Fun!
     
  4. YZ#58

    YZ#58 Member

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    That's what I was thinking. Thanks for the help. :D