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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:27 PM

Any body ever shoot 2 1/2" shells with a Browning auto 5 chambered for 2 9/16"? This was my Grandfathers gun and I would love to hunt with it but ammo is rare. Any help would be apreciated.348 WCF

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:46 AM

Fiocchi was, I'm not sure if they still are, making 2 1/2" & 2 9/16" ammo every couple of years. Probably not listed on their website. Contact direct for more info.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 09:01 PM

Thanks for the info I will check it out.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:44 PM

If ammo is not available, you might need to reload for your 16.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 07:35 AM

Any body ever shoot 2 1/2" shells with a Browning auto 5 chambered for 2 9/16"? This was my Grandfathers gun and I would love to hunt with it but ammo is rare. Any help would be apreciated.348 WCF

Is that a "Sweet 16"Ables and others have 16 gauge. All 2 3/4" though2 3/4 = http://www.ableammo....626_11576_163782 9/16 = http://www.gunbroker...?Item=1964139952 1/2 " = http://www.ballistic...d/products/418/

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 02:07 AM

Reload them you should be able to cut a 2 3/4 hull down to 2 1/2 or 2 9/16. Be somthing cool and diferent to wack coyotes with.
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:31 PM

Thanks that is a excellent idea. I appreciate all the help.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 09:37 PM

If you get the tool to put the old style roll crimp on the end of the shell you can get the same 2 3/4 cartridge payload into a shorter 2 9/16 shell. The shorter roll crimped shell will actually have about the same loaded cartridge length as a modern 2 3/4 cartridge. This is because the roll crimp uses an over shot card to hold the shot in the case instead of the extra hull length that is needed to seal the end of a star crimped shell.
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