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That was just a 2 3/4" magnum 16 ga. shell, Miller. 3 drams eq., 1 1/2 oz. of 7 1/2 shot. Usually was 4's or 6's.

I will offer this caveat however: to my remembrance, the short magnum 16 had 1 1/4 oz. of shot, so...
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John, this shell was "Marked" 3". You are correct in that the 2 3/4" 16 gauge magnum only carried 1Ľ oz of shot, not 1˝ oz. Also, remember I saw this shell, there was no question as to it being a 3" shell.


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Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.
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Though rare, they're not unheard of here.

Originally Posted By: old colonel
There has also been 3in 16ga in the United States, I have a box.


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Prior to WWI, there were many options of available chamber lengths as well as New Primed empties for loading. The 3" 16 gauge was among them. Also, many custom loaders bought the primed empties & loaded them to the customer's specs. These often carried the name of the loader on the top wad.

Stan is your box of the older variety or a newer one. Also, is there any info on the top wad or just the headstamp & possibly side of the case?


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Miller, I don't have the box. Look closely and you'll see I was quoting old colonel.

Maybe he will answer your question.

Best, SRH


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