Hey /k/, I'm a noguns faggot. I live with my dad, and he just called from work telling me to get the shotgun out of his closet and watch out for a white pickup truck. The gun is a Remington 870 and it says it is for use with 2 3/4 shells and lower, but the shells he told me to use are 3 1/4. I checked and that's all there is. How fuked am I?
go buy some 2 3/4 birdshot for 5 bucks
will be lulz if you actually have to use it
If you fire a 3.5" out of a 2.75" chamber, it'll crimp the empty hull in, and you'll be subjecting the chamber to overpressure.
Expect no more than one shot before having to unfuck it at a gunsmith.
Your dad's a fuckstick for buying 3 1/4 inch shells to keep with his 870. I've got a 3 1/2 inch Super Magnum and I still standardize on 2 3/4 inch buckshot and slugs in case I need to share with friends or neighbors and to keep recoil somewhat tolerable.
He used to work for my dad, and he figured out where we live. He's apparently very pissed off and drunk, and not far away at all, so if I leave I leave the dogs and the gun in the house because I live in the fucking city and have a tiny ass car.
An old VW beatle with some of the back floor paneling missing. My dogs are pretty small, so that shit could be bad. That, and I don't think having a gun visible in your car is legal here, and I don't have time to hunt down a bag.
Go and get the ammo. Your shotgun is virtually worthless at this point.
>but anon said I could shoot one ro--
Shut up, go get ammo, and be quick about it. What happens if you miss your one shot? What is your grand scheme then?
Maybe, my money is still on dram.
Someone can correct me but I think dram is the equivalent length of shell if it were loaded with black powder and some 2 3/4" shells are 3 1/4" dram.
My pa came back with the right shells, and the guy figured out that my dad didn't fuck his wife, so it's all good.
It says 3 1/4 - 1 - 8 on the side, so I went by that.
Okay. Well this was posted on nationalgunforum by some random guy:
>3 1/4 is the Dram equivalent, this is a measure of power from when shotgun shells were loaded with blackpowder , the powder was measured in drams, the higher the drams, the more power. Modern shells are loaded with smokeless powder of course, which is measured in grains, the number 3 1/4 shows this shell is loaded with enough smokeless powder to give equal power of 3 1/4 drams of blackpowder.
>The 1- 8 is one ounce of number 8 shot.
I believe him.