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If a shotgun has a 3" chamber, do I have to use 3" shells or can 2-3/4" shells be used?
 

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Thanks. I know very little about shotguns, but will be getting a Mossberg 500 soon.
And I already bought 75 2-3/4" Federal Target Load shells.
Must plan ahead.
 

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More than likely it will be marked 3" and 2 3/4". If not on the gun, on the package and in the manual.
 

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Either or is fine, just be careful with the 3" shells you buy. Every now and then they're known to hangup on ejection if they open up a little too long. I just run 2 3/4" shells in mine, they pack plenty of punch as is when you load up a full tube of rifled slugs. Not much keeps standing after a solid ounce of lead runs through them, especially when flying out at 1200-1600 fps.
 

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Anything up to 3" will work.
 

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Your 500 will shoot 2 3/4 or 3in. I have a semi auto that is 3in only. It will shoot 2 3/4 but it will only eject and cycle 3in. A mossberg 500 is a fine gun and will shoot just about anything. I shoot skeet and trap with a 20ga 500 and I do very well with it.
 

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In fact, the 3in shells will beat the hell out of you!!
 
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Thanks. I know very little about shotguns, but will be getting a Mossberg 500 soon.
And I already bought 75 2-3/4" Federal Target Load shells.
Must plan ahead.
That is what I call "Incentive." :)

I did the same thing before I bought my 24/7.
Had several hundreds rounds of 9mm. on the shelf first.
 

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I hope you enjoy your Mossy as much as I do mine. Great shotgun! And you can find them for around $300 in this area most of the time, talk about a good deal

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$199 at Walmart. When they have one.
Or the Maverick 88, same price, MADE IN TEXAS!
Going to add the pistol grip buttstock for another $70.
 

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$199 at Walmart. When they have one.
Or the Maverick 88, same price, MADE IN TEXAS!
Going to add the pistol grip buttstock for another $70.
$199 !!! Wow.. is that their short 18" barrel model or what? I have only seen the maverick for that price around here

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I think I misquoted the price.
The Maverick 88 synthetic is indeed $199.
I think the 500 synthetic is $219 and the wood is $239.
26" barrel, I believe.
 

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Still a good price! I may just have to buy another shotgun when I go on vacation in your area again. Lol

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If this is going to be a tactical/ home defense shotgun you probably do not want a 26" barrel, you can add the $100+ cost of a new barrel and the $70 pistol grip stock to the $219 price so you are already up to $390.00

Check walmarts special order catalog to see if they have exactly what you want. You can usually find the stock and barrel combo or the shorter 20" barrel model at a better price than you can build them.
 

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