Whats the most shells a shotgun will hold?

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Well, different types of shotguns can hold varying amounts of rounds or shells. For example a Side by Side, or an Over & Under barreled shotguns can hold two rounds. The "typical" or "average" shotgun can hold 6-8 rounds without a plug. For example the Remington 870 or the newer model the 887. A plug is used to limit the amount of rounds in order to shoot types of game, like waterfowl, in which hunters are only allowed 3 rounds loaded at one time (on certain lands). Some home defense models of shotguns hold 12-15 rounds, depending on the model of course. A popular high capacity model is the Saiga shotgun, holding 10-20 rounds depending on the magazine, having both semi-auto and full auto variants.
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Why would a shotgun not eject the fired shell?

Mary Ann, I assume the shotgun you are refering to is a of the semi-auto flavor. If so your problem could be anything from just needing a good cleanig, to a pitted chamber or ammo that is to low powered. You could try detail stripping the gun for a serious cleaning or if this is beyond your skill le (MORE)

How many shells do they hold?

Answer . If "they" are single shot shotguns, they hold 1 shell. Double barrels hold 2. Revolvers usually hold 5 or 6. Firearms with magazines may hold anywhere from 3 to 20.

Were can you get a replacement for the part that takes the shell from the loading tube up to the barrel in a JC Higgins 16 gauge boltaction shotgun model 58314 whats the part name?

Answer . It should be equivalent to a Harrington and Richardson model 120. Parts should be available from Numrich at the related link posted on the right side of this page.. Answer . \nIt absolutely is NOT a Harrington & Richardson product. The gun was manufactured by High Standard. The pa (MORE)

How many shells can be legally chambered in a shotgun?

Only one can be chambered unless you have a double barrel, then there can be two. If you mean how many can be in the magazine of a repeating shotgun, you can have onlyone in the chamber and two in the magazine when hunting migratory waterfowl. Otherwise, as many as it will hold (commonly 5 in most p (MORE)

How many bbs are in a shotgun shell?

Depends on the size of the BBs and the weight of the shot.. I.E. A 12 gauge 2 3/4" target load that has 3/8 oz shot in #7's will have over 200 BBS while a goose load in a 12 gauge 3 1/2" shotshell with BBBs will have more like 20 or so BBs

Shotgun shell size?

Most common sizes are .410 bore, 28 gauge, 20 gauge, 16 gauge, 12 gauge and 10 gauge. Note that .410 is the actual bore diameter forward of the chamber. See below for the meaning of gauge. There have been a much wider variety of bore sizes, especially back when muzzle-loading shotguns were common (MORE)

Will bismuth shotgun shells damage an old shotgun?

Bismuth shotgun shells will not damage older shotguns. The only exception are Damascus and twist steel barrels. Bismuth shotshells are made from a patented bismuth alloy which produces a shot which is soft like lead, meaning it moves smoothly through the gun barrel. Instron compression tests indicat (MORE)

Where can you buy black powder shotgun shells?

"There is no such thing as a black powder shot gun shell, for shot guns they loaded it the same as a regular musket only instead of a single ball they put multiple smaller balls." The above answer is wrong. At least after 1870. Early shotgun shells during the 19th century were filled with black pow (MORE)

What shotgun shell has the best pattern?

The only way to know is to pattern your shotgun with as many different kinds of CORRECT ammunition as you can afford. Firearms will often show a marked preference for a brand or weight of shot.

How can you calculate the cost of reloading shotgun shells?

Depends on whether or not you already have a reloading press. If you do, then don't figure in the cost of the press. If you don't, you can get a Lee shotshell Press for around $40.00 It's pretty much plastic and aluminum, but very durable and should load thousands of rounds with no problems. You fig (MORE)

How many shells will a 12 gauge pump shotgun hold?

That depends on the shotgun and whether it as a "sporting plug" installed. A plug will limit the gun to three in the magazine. Without the plug, the gun may hold a few more. General, no more than five or so however magazne extensions can push that to eight or more.

What is dr eq in shotgun shells?

dr eq = drams equivalent. Black powder used to be measured in drams, which was a measure of the volume of black powder used in a load (basically the amount used). When smokeless powder came along later, both smokeless powder and black powder existed at the same time for a while. A smaller amount of (MORE)

What shotgun shells are reusable?

Any spent plastic shotgun shells (hulls) should be reusable, as long as the brass is re-sized before reloading. Paper isn't recommended, and brass casings are practically non-reloadable.

What type of shotgun has a flintlock hammer and uses a shotgun shell?

None. Flintlock systems required for powder to be poured into a tray. Once that powder was ignited, the fire would travel to the main charge, which would ignite and launch the projectiles forward. Shotgun shells (and modern munitions) do not require this method to ignite, because the primer (which (MORE)

Grains of powder in a shotgun shell?

It depends on the gauge and length of the shell, but common 12 gauge shells have between 25-45 grains of powder in.That range is determined by the wt. of shot/slug and the speed you want to shoot.In other word do you want to shoot trap at 1100 with 7/8Oz. shot or a goose upward of 1300fps with 1 1/4 (MORE)

What are shotgun shells filled with?

Shotgun shells are centerfire but are made up of a paper or plastic cylinder with a brass base or head. The shell is filled with powder followed by a cupped plastic wad filled with birdshot or much larger buckshot.

How many shells can a shotgun hold legally in Canada?

-If its a pump action shot gun and you aren't hunting migratory birds then you can have as many as you want. -If its a semi auto shot gun then 5 as long as you aren't hunting migratory birds. -If you are hunting migratory birds then you can only chamber 3 shells total 2 in the mag and one in t (MORE)

What size shell for a 16 gauge shotgun?

Obviously, 16 gauge. However, they were amde in a couple of different lengths. Oldest used a 2 9/16ths inch long shell, later guns used a 2 3/4 inch shell. Have a gunsmith check the length. Dangerous to fire wrong shell.

What holds electrons in their shells?

Atoms hold there electrons in their orbit shells. The protons in the atoms hold the electrons in their shells, protons have a positive charge and electrons have a negative charge, which makes opposites attract each other keeping the electrons close to the protons.

Do you have to use shells in an airsoft shotgun?

It all depends on the model your looking at. So, to make it simple, elaborate. My pump action M56A uses airsoft shotgun shells, that act as magazines. So in a real shotgun, when the shell of a shotgun is fired, the Shell ejects, and the bb's fire. In an airsoft shotgun, depending upon the model, a s (MORE)

How do you make dragons breath shotgun shells?

The easiest what to do so is by buying the following . phosphorous pills . magnesium pills . fast burning smokeless powder . shotgun primers . shotgun press . shot . shotgun shells first what you want to do is take the pills and grind them up and mike them. second measure out 1T. for a 12 g (MORE)

What element is made for shotgun shells?

Not sure I understand your question. Lead is used in a lot of (but not all) shotshells. Barium, Bismuth, Copper, Tin, Carbon, Nitrogen, and Hydrogen are also found in most shot shells.

What is the legal limit of shells in a shotgun in California?

2 in the magazine, 1 in the chamber when hunting. For home defense and the range, a 10 round magazine limit is in effect if and only if the shotgun is Semi-Auto or takes a detachable magazine. A tube fed pump-action does not follow the regulation from what I have read.

Are there people that collect shotgun shells?

Yes, there are as well as people who collect other types of cartridges. Both the loaded type of shotgun ammunition and the empty 'hull' of a shotgun shell. If it exists, there is probably someone who collects it.

How many boxes of shotgun shell are in a case?

A box of shotgun shells is usually 25 rounds. Some of the buckshot, slug, and specialty rounds are packaged in five round packs. That being said, the predominate 25 round box is often packed in cases of ten boxes. However, there are four box and twenty box cases. Particularly if you are using twelve (MORE)