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Posted: 5/9/2002 12:16:06 PM EDT
I just saw some of these stubby 12 gauge shotgun shells. They are a lot shorter then the regular one and have different sized pellets in them. 4 of #1 and 6 #4s? I maybe wrong on the pellet size. Why would anyone needs these? Maybe defense loads? Wouldnt a regular 2 3/4 sized shell with the same loading be much more reliable? I can see these things causing problems in my Benelli.
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 12:21:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 12:29:29 PM EDT
Do they cause feeding problems?
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 12:32:04 PM EDT
I've seen these advertised in SGN.. Augila (sp?) IIRC
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 12:35:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 12:37:12 PM EDT
You're probably right about them giving your Benelli some problems since it relies on the recoil to operate the bolt. As far as on pumps they should work fine, but it would be interesting to see what, if any, semi's they actually can cycle the bolt through....
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 12:40:50 PM EDT
Yeah those short shells work perfect in my Winchester 1300 and not so perfect in my Remington 870, but I use the Winchester more anyway. I can put an insane amount of those shorties in the winchester something like 14 or 15, can't remember now.
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 1:10:02 PM EDT
Some shotguns will only chamber the shorter shells, I think they are 2.5 inch.
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 1:11:58 PM EDT
Actually the mini shells we are talking about are 2 inch long.....
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 1:50:09 PM EDT
The mini-shells are advertised to work in the Winchester 1300, the Remington and Mossberg pumps with modification, and that's about it.
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 10:20:36 PM EDT
These slugs are made by Aguila, and are most easily found thru Dillon Precision. My Winchester 1300 feeds them bloodly FLAWLESSLY, and they will probably work in the Win1200 and 1400 - pretty much the same receiver. Some other pumps will feed them, but will usually require mods to the elevator (and I think the feed ramp.) A competent gunsmith should be able to do the mods for you, and you should still be able to feed regular shells afterwards - check with Aguila. I like the looks I get at the range when I can crank out 15 rounds without reloading, and the looks from people when they see I didn't reload! FFZ
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 11:01:33 PM EDT
Maybe someone who has a 12gauge Derringer can attempt to give us some feedback?
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