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 Post subject: Can you shoot 3 1/2" shells with a Mossberg 500 Cruiser
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:08 pm 
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I have shot 2 3/4" and 3", will 3 1/2" work?

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 Post subject: re: Can you shoot 3 1/2" shells with a Mossberg 500 Cru
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:12 pm 
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Until it explodes.

I wouldn't do it. Pressures would be way too high.


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 Post subject: re: Can you shoot 3 1/2" shells with a Mossberg 500 Cru
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:05 pm 
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Craig,
If you look at the barrel you will find someplace where it is stamped in the phrase, "2 3/4" or 3" shells only". The manufacturer does that so the shooter does not do something to harm themselves or others. It also keeps the gun in one piece.


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 Post subject: Re: re: Can you shoot 3 1/2" shells with a Mossberg 500
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:21 pm 
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uglydog wrote:
Craig,
If you look at the barrel you will find someplace where it is stamped in the phrase, "2 3/4" or 3" shells only". The manufacturer does that so the shooter does not do something to harm themselves or others. It also keeps the gun in one piece.


I could not have said it better myself.

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 Post subject: re: Can you shoot 3 1/2" shells with a Mossberg 500 Cru
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Just thought of a good way to put it. Would you jam your barrel in the ground Then shoot it. Same thing except all the pressure would happen at the chamber area right between your hands.


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 Post subject: re: Can you shoot 3 1/2" shells with a Mossberg 500 Cru
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I don't even think a 3 1/2 would chamber in one would it? wouldn't it get stuck in the barrel? I have never tried it to be honest.

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 Post subject: re: Can you shoot 3 1/2" shells with a Mossberg 500 Cru
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Simple answer: If it will shoot 3.5 inch shells safely it will say for 3.5" shells on the gun. If it does not, then it won't. One reason is that 3.5" shells are loaded to a higher pressure than the shorter shells and the guns are proofed to a higher pressure. I am not familar with that model. you might try the Mossberg website if you do not have the gun in hand to look at the markings on the barrel.


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 Post subject: re: Can you shoot 3 1/2" shells with a Mossberg 500 Cru
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:00 pm 
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is there ANY possible down side to shooting 2 3/4 shells out of 3.5" chamber?


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 Post subject: Re: re: Can you shoot 3 1/2" shells with a Mossberg 500
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:04 pm 
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maxb wrote:
is there ANY possible down side to shooting 2 3/4 shells out of 3.5" chamber?


No.

The Benelli SBE-II is a 3-1/2" gun rated for everything from 2-3/4" to 3-1/2". However, in auto guns, you may find some cycling issues for light loads in 3-1/2" guns. Stiffer springs.

-Jason


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