Carrying mixed shotgun gauges.

Probably old news to most experienced shotgun users but get this wrong and you’ll have a REALLY bad day.

In particular I’m talking about 12, 20 and 28 gauge.


Be very careful not to carry round mixed cartridges as you could inadvertantly cause a boom!

Because the smaller of the cartridges slips right in and stops just as it hits the barrel allowing you to look down, think “I could have sworn I loaded that” then chambering the proper yet larger round on top of the tiddler.


So, as you pull the trigger on your spray and pray machine, the tiddler goes BOOM!
What does that look like?
sgbarrel burst
Source: Youtube.

Be safe!

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9 Responses to Carrying mixed shotgun gauges.

  1. equippedcat says:

    Why would you carry mixed gauges of ammo unless you were carrying mixed gauges of shotgun? Which would be very inefficient indeed.

  2. jlm990 says:

    Good advice and a subject seldom discussed. In a SHTF situation, mixed preppers may have different guages and ammo resupply could be in a hurry causing a dissaster as you mentioned. When I was a kid, the mistake of chambering and firing a German 7.92 mm round in a 30-06 was common due to the large ammount of surplus ammo then available, I saw the results in a pristine 1903 Springfield. Not pretty for the rifle or shooter.

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