Yes, you can shoot a 2 3/4″ in a 3 1/2″ shotgun, but it will be looser and less accurate.
The 2 3/4″ shells are generally used for target shooting or small game hunting while the 3 1/2″ shells are used for larger game hunting. As a result, the rounds are not made to fit as tightly in the chamber of a gun designed to shoot 3 1/2″ shells. So if you’re looking for accuracy, it’s best to stick with the size of the shell that your shotgun was designed to shoot.
It depends on the gun. Some guns are not rated for that load and could potentially be unsafe.
When you shoot a gun, you’re putting a lot of stress on the components. Too much stress can lead to failure. Different guns have different tolerances, so some can handle more stress than others. Shooting a cartridge that’s too powerful for your gun can cause damage to the gun and even make it dangerous to use.
If you’re not sure what load your gun is rated for, consult with a professional firearms instructor or the manufacturer of your firearm. They’ll be able to tell you what loads are safe to shoot in your particular gun.
It depends on the gauge of the shotgun.
In general, a larger gauge shotgun will have more recoil and will be more difficult to shoot than a smaller gauge shotgun. So, a 3 1/2 inch shotgun shell would be most appropriate for a 12 gauge shotgun, while a 2 3/4 inch shotgun shell would be most appropriate for a 20 gauge shotgun.
It is possible to shoot 2 3/4″ in a 3 1/2″ shotgun, but it will not be as comfortable or as accurate. The wider the chamber, the more difficult it is to control the recoil and keep the gun on target. For most people, shooting 2 3/4″ shells in a 3 1/2″ shotgun is not worth the trade-off in accuracy and comfort.
So, to answer your question – yes, you can shoot a 2 3/4 in a 3 1/2 shotgun, but it may not be as effective as using a shotgun of the same gauge that shoots 3 1/2 shells. It’s important to do your research before buying any ammunition or firearms to make sure that you are getting the best possible product for your needs.
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