FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Shooting FAQCan I shoot 2 3/4 in 3 1/2 shotgun?
Brad Bishop asked 6 days ago
Can I shoot 2 3/4 in 3 1/2 shotgun?

6 Answers
Ivan Staff answered 6 days ago

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.

Can I shoot 2 3/4 in 3 1/2 shotgun?

Olson Staff answered 6 days ago

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.

Lewis Staff answered 6 days ago

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.

Can I shoot 2 3/4 in 3 1/2 shotgun?

Jordan Staff answered 6 days ago

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.

Cruz Staff answered 6 days ago

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.

Can I shoot 2 3/4 in 3 1/2 shotgun?

Antony Staff answered 6 days ago

There is no simple answer to this question. It depends on the specific shotgun and its choke, as well as the distance to the target. Generally speaking, a 3 1/2 inch shell will have more power and reach than a 2 3/4 inch shell, but it’s best to consult a gun expert to be sure.

Can I shoot 2 3/4 in 3 1/2 shotgun?